THE BODY BALANCE CLINIC IS THE LEADING OSTEOPATHY CLINIC IN BROADGATE CIRCLE CITY OF LONDON AND FOUNDED IN 1991
Osteopathy, Injuries, Rehabilitation
Train pain free - Work pain free - Live pain free
We diagnose and treat pain and disability, which may occur because of injury, trauma, overuse or stress. Our clients are of all ages, and from all walks of life, from the elite athlete to the sedentary person, to those that are involved in recreational activities and events, we have post graduate specialism in pregnancy and infants. We are musculoskeletal experts and specialise in pain relief as osteopaths and resolve pain with our Corrective Postural Alignment (Align7 Program) combining several modalities, Kinetic Control Movement Aanalysis 1:1 Pilates (Rehabilitation and Performance), Myofascial integration with our specialist osteopathic skills to return you to pain free health Our aim is to provide you with the highest standards of osteopathic healthcare give you an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment by applying a holistic approach for your complete health. We have the tools to resolve and prevent reoccurrence to bring your body back into balance by enhancing the whole body capacity for repair to maintain and to elevate your health and wellness. We offer a FREE consultation to discuss your health, posture or musculoskeletal pain or issues.
Osteopathy is an established recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It understands that structure governs function and all systems in the body are related. It is well placed to understand the complexities of the body and find the root cause of your pain as a change in one area can easily affect the functioning of another area. A history of a fractured big toe can alter gait and relate to recent pelvis dysfunction and low back pain back. Osteopaths diagnose and treat ‘somatic dysfunction’, which is impaired or altered function of related components of the somatic system: skeletal, arthrodial joints and myofascial structures, and their related blood supply, nerve supply and connective tissues as well as the internal organs assessing how these systems work as a holistic unit. Osteopathy is a safe and effective treatment for all ages our experience covers from the newborn to the elderly. We have treated clients from a wide variety of backgrounds including; parents, entrepreneurs, arts, city captains of industry, and those partaking in recreational activities, sport and events, personal trainers and teachers of yoga and Pilates and many more all with their own story and musculoskeletal concerns.
We have experience in the following areas:
✓ Low back pain or stiffness (including disc injuries, sciatica)
✓ General acute or chronic pain
✓ Occupational strains, injuries
✓ Sports injuries
✓ Muscle spasms
✓ Nerve impingement
✓ Generalised aches and pains
✓ Headaches and migraines
✓ Hip, knee pain (including arthritis)
✓ Stiffness associated with wear and tear
✓ Neck aches, pain, whiplash
✓ Jaw pain, TMJ
✓ Shoulder pain (impingements, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder)
✓ Repetitive strain injuries
✓ Pelvic, sacra-iliac dysfunction
✓ Back ache and some pregnancy pains
✓ Elbow, wrist & hand pain
✓ Leg, thigh & groin pain
✓ Ankle & foot pain
✓ Scoliosis & kyphosis
✓ Tendonopathies (tendonitis)
✓ Inability to relax
✓ Postural correction & alignment specialist
✓ Digestion problems
✓ Much more - please ask
Osteopathy forms the basis of all our treatments it is a complete healing system. We will take a case history and perform an examination using highly developed palpation skills to identify points of weakness or strain throughout the body. MORE As musculoskeletal experts with extensive post graduate training we use a variety of specialised osteopathic techniques (classical, structural, visceral and cranial), developed over many years to treat your musculoskeletal system, aim to bring it back into balance, by finding and treating the cause and offering you solutions to be able to;
• End your symptoms of pain train pain free, work pain free, live pain free;
• Reduce your risk of future injuries
• Correct your posture and align your spine
• Improve signs and symptoms of stress (sleep, digestive issues)
By combining osteopathy ‘hands on’ therapy and knowledge gained from other disciplines we may use acupuncture for musculoskeletal dysfunction, pain and injuries, or relaxation therapies to help you feel better, sports massage and kinesio taping to perform better structural integration and exercise for postural correction to help you look better, kinetic movement therapy and rehabilitation to help you move better, homeopathy and nutrition to maximise your health and wellness to live better.
What is an Osteopath?
An osteopath uses their clinical knowledge together with their highly skilled sense of touch, known as palpation to diagnose and treat. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners with a statutory regulatory body, the General Osteopathic Council. All osteopaths practicing have undergone rigorous clinical training for 4 to 5 years. They study anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical subjects to a very high standard, undertaking post graduate study in fields of interest to deepen their knowledge of osteopathy takes a lifetime to learn its full therapeutic potential. The human body is extremely complex and its ability to self heal is truly amazing, osteopaths facilitate this innate self-healing mechanism. Osteopaths commit to lifelong learning.
Osteopathy in Pregnancy
In pregnancy your body goes through many adaptation and physical changes as your baby grows. Back pain in pregnancy is common but not ‘normal’, osteopathic treatment can treat pre-existing pain that has been exacerbated by pregnancy or effectively treat a new onset of pain in pregnancy. We treat a variety of symptoms, from back pain, neck pain, groin and pubic symphysis issues, ribs and back problems and more. We can help your body adapt to the changes of your growing baby by giving supportive treatment during this time, and after to help your body to recover. The physical strains placed upon mother and baby during pregnancy and childbirth make osteopathy the ideal treatment to help women enjoy a pain free and relaxed pregnancy. We use a variety of techniques to treat women and babies, which includes massage and cranial osteopathy.
Osteopathy for Children
Osteopathy is a safe and effective therapy for children and infants and can help ease young bodies through the normal stresses and strains of growing. We mainly use the gentle manipulative technique known as cranial osteopathy for infants and children. Other techniques such as massage; stretching and exercise may be used when treating older children to help them recover quickly from injuries. We can help support children for the following:
• Stress and strains in growing
• Teenage postural development
• Sports and recreational injuries
• General health and wellbeing
Osteopathy has become very well known for treating babies that develop issues relating to strain and stresses that has come about during the birth process. We have plenty of experience working with babies presenting with various problems related to musculoskeletal stresses and strains throughout the system including:
• Feeding difficulties
• Sleep issues
• Postural moulding issues, torticollis
• Much more
Structural osteopathy is the better know facet of osteopathic medicine. Quite often the term is wrongly used to define osteopathy itself. Structural osteopathy describes the diagnosis and treatment of dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal system, in the same way visceral osteopathy relates to the visceral system.
Cranial osteopathy is a relaxing soft touch therapy that it is an exceptionally gentle yet extremely powerful form of treatment. It is increasingly recognized for the depth of its influence, its comprehensive range of therapeutic effects, and its ability to resolve issues that are not helped by other treatments.
Visceral Osteopathy assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments.
Please note block bookings are available POC
Direct wellness plans – monthly maintenance
Other services we provide
Urgent cases can be seen on the day, your health is our priority
Home, Hotel or Office visits
Please request an appointment in the morning to be seen on the same day
Charges and fees for treatment
• Consultation and treatment first appointment and follow up (FU) £70 (45 minutes), £90 (60 minutes)
• Please see loyalty packages for special offers
• The cost of home, hotel or office visit is £180 (2 sessions to allow for travel) within the square mile
• Prices vary outside the square mile
Concessions are available for those in the services; (NHS, police, firemen), carers please ask.
Terms and conditions for all bookings
• A minimum of 24-48 hours notice for amendments, rescheduling or cancellation is required, a full fee is payable
• Booking on the day is a ‘confirmation of attendance’ a full fee is chargeable if rescheduled, amended or cancelled
• Courses and packages are valid accordingly
- 3 sessions 10 days (osteopathy)
- 7 sessions 3 months
- 10 or 12 sessions for 1 year (January to December)
- No refunds are given on pre paid courses
• Our cancellation amendment and rescheduling fees will be given to charity. We support the osteopathic center for children and we also donate £1 for every dermalogica product sold. We appreciate your support.