The Peckham Pulse, Healthy Living Centre (main reception telephone 020 7708 6200), offers swimming, hydrotherapy, a health spa, a fully equipped gym, a crèche and a café. The Health Suite, on theground floor, provides a wide variety of complementary therapies for the local community, including osteopathy.
I started in the health care field in 2000 as a physiotherapist in Germany, where I specialised in post-surgery rehabilitation. After a few years I noticed how the closed down view of physiotherapywas treating mainly symptoms instead of causes, and although most patients got better, there were too many that kept coming back with the same symptoms. Especially back pain was difficult to treat with techniques that relied mainly on exercises.
Our team of outstanding therapists are dedicated to providing outstanding care in a wide range of disciplines. Each member of our team (which includes two award-winning osteopaths, highly-qualifiedmassage therapists, specialist fertility acupuncturist and a fantastic psychotherapist/counsellor) is devoted to providing high-quality care, and we are all very friendly and approachable. We are confident that at Kennington Osteopaths you will receive the best alternative healthcare in central London.
All consultations are at Paul's dedicated practice room in the basement of 39 Dulwich Road, which is close to Brockwell Lido. It is well served by trains at Herne Hill Station as well as being 10minutes' walk from Brixton Underground Station. Buses 3, 37, and 196 all stop on Dulwich Road. There is on-street parking available which is metered between 8:30am and 5:30pm.
I trained at the British School of Osteopathy, here in London. It is the oldest and the largest school in Europe and has an excellent reputation, particularly for what is called 'StructuralOsteopathy'. This is the best known form of osteopathy and concentrates on understanding the interplay of forces through joints muscles and soft-tissues.
My aim is to help you, your baby or child back to health as easily as possible. I am concerned with overall health and the cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. I have specialistexperience and qualifications in treatment of babies, children (including special needs and developmental delay) and pregnant and post -natal mothers. Cranial osteopathy addresses dysfunction in the body by using gentle touch to prompt and support change.
Osteopathy focuses on the musculoskeletal system and the way in which this inter-relates with the body as a whole. It combines scientific knowledge of anatomy and phsyiology, as well as clinicalmethods of investigation. Osteopaths diagnose and treat faults which occur because of injury, stress, or disease. By enabling the musculoskeletal system to work as efficiently as possible, the body is encouraged to restore itself.
Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy which aims to restore normal function to the patient's body, using gentle manipulative techniques. Under 'The Osteopaths Act 1993' osteopathy became thefirst complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition.
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC in order to practise in the UK. Certain aspects ofour work such as international regulation, our Patient and Public Partnership Group, social media, freedom of information and our Welsh Language Scheme are focused on in more detail.
He graduated with distinction from the British School of Osteopathy, where he won the academic prize for research. Roger now works part-time at the British School of Osteopathy as a lecturer of firstand final-year Masters students. Roger enjoys the challenges, diversity and rewards that come from working as an osteopath.