Osteopaths promote balance within the nervous system and all 4 of my treatments help fine tune this balance.
During each visit, you will benefit from a combination of treatments and clinical services, which offer some of the most effective, non-invasive, non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical solutions to relieving pain & symptoms and reducing recovery time. Improve how good you move, feel and recover with specialist help. Each visit can involve a combination of treatments, therapies, rehab and self-management strategies (depending on your condition, needs and preferences on the day).
Consultation | Assessment | Diagnosis | Specialist Advice | Treatment | Rehab | Recovery
Spinal Health | Stress | Sleep | Ergonomics | Wellness Therapies | Self-Management Strategies
I will help you understand everything you need to know about your current condition and what can be done to help with your immediate relief and successful recovery. Improve your understanding of your condition and discover simple and effective tips which support your recovery and overall sense of well-being.
I became an Osteopath from my desire to work within a natural system of medicine, within a mind-body, health promotion, disease prevention framework. My training and hands-on approach allows me to feel the “living anatomy” of each patient, which gives me clarity when understanding each problem, condition, symptoms and recovery needs. Osteopaths are highly trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries and conditions and are renowned for our refined sense of palpation. Osteopathy is an effective primary system of medicine which provides patients with a non-invasive, non-surgical, and non-pharmaceutical solution for pain & injury recovery and wellness. Osteopaths are renowned for our work with spines, pain and joint problems, however we treat the whole body, most injuries and a wide range of health problems.
Osteopathy is an effective primary healthcare system which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, rehab, recovery, prevention and health.
Osteopaths are renowned for successfully treating spines, pain and joint problems, however we treat the whole body, most injuries, nerve problems, musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, tension, stress, movement problems and a wide range of health problems.
Osteopaths are highly trained to identify, diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries and health conditions and we are renowned for our refined sense of palpation.
Osteopathy is a natural healthcare system which provides patients with a non-invasive, non-surgical, and non-pharmaceutical solution to pain & injury recovery and optimal wellness.
10 FACTS ABOUT OSTEOPATHY
“The job of an Osteopath is to find health, anybody can find disease”
Dr Andrew Taylor Still – founder of Osteopathy
1. During the consultation you will be assessed to make sure Osteopathy is the right type of care for you. Advice, treatment & management options all focus on choosing the right care to help you recover from or improve your condition.
2. Osteopaths view the relationship between patient and practitioner as a collaborative partnership in the healing process.
3. One goal of Osteopathic care is to provide patients with non invasive, non-surgical, and non-drug solution for pain and injury recovery. Osteopathic philosophy neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically. They recognise that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven and open to new, evidence based paradigms. They prioritise the use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible.
4. The four pillars of osteopathic care, which will influence the core of your Osteopathic Care Plan include:
– Reduce the future incidence of disease and disability
– Delay the onset of disability and disease
– Alleviate the severity of future disability and disease
– Improve health related to functional quality and duration in the individual’s life
5. Treatments include a wide range of non-invasive, manual osteopathic treatments, such as spinal manipulation, joint mobilisation, soft tissue therapies, specialist advice and other treatments which successfully support your recovery & condition. Many Osteopaths use additional therapies such as acupuncture and rehabilitation therapies.
6. The key principles of Osteopathy are based on all the parts functioning together in an integrated manner. If one part or system is dysfunctional, other parts or systems may adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to symptoms like inflammation, pain, tension, stiffness and other health problems.
7. Patients benefit from a focussed, continuity of care with the same Osteopath and enjoy quick, easy access to treatment, which empowers patients to manage their condition better.
8. Osteopaths promote a holistic or biopsychosocial approach to health, illness and long-term wellness, meaning there is consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and body as well as community and environment. They treat the whole body and not just spines! They consider how your physical, emotional and chemical bodies influence your health.
9. In conjunction with treatment, Jarvia is invested in early Intervention and prevention education & strategies for long-term mobility and wellness.
10. As well as treating injuries and pain and inflammation, Jarvia has a special interest in posture, ergonomics, stress and sleep. You will learn useful tips and advice about practical changes you can make which help reduce your pain and support you towards better health.
WHAT IS MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE?
Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles and is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture.
Medical Acupuncture uses current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and the principles of evidence based medicine.
It is used to treat a wide range of conditions, pain and the effects of stress on the body. We treat all levels of pain, injuries and conditions, from a mild ache to extreme pain and dysfunction.
It is a safe and effective treatment which helps reduce pain, improve movement. We see patients at every stage of the problem, from the first day of something new, to old and recurring problems. We are here to support you from crisis to recovery or to help you improve your general condition.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING ACUPUNCTURE
- Acupuncture treatment involves fine needles being inserted through the skin and briefly left in position. Sometimes manual or low voltage electrical stimulation is applied to assist the process.
- The number of needles varies but may be only two or three.
- The practitioner will assess each patient’s case and treatment will be tailored to the individual; so it is impossible to give more than this general idea of what your particular treatment might involve.
- Every patient will have an initial assessment, followed by a course of treatment suitable for the condition. Treatment is usually provided in six consecutive appointments but may be less if the condition responds quickly. However, if the practitioner feels that your condition can not be treated with acupuncture, you will be recommended to see your GP or appropriate specialist.
- The treatment itself involves fine needles being inserted through the skin and briefly left in position. Sometimes manual or low voltage electrical stimulation is applied to assist the process. The number of needles varies but may be only two or three.
- Treatment might be once a week to begin with, then at longer intervals as the condition responds. A typical course of treatment lasts 5 to 8 sessions.
- Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a variety of effects. We know that it increases the body’s release of natural painkillers – endorphins and serotonin – in the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way pain signals are received. British Medical Acupuncture Society, 2017.
- Some private health care providers such as BUPA, PPP and WPA pay for treatment under their health care policies. They will usually only do this if the treatment is being provided by an accredited BMAS members, of which Jarvia is registered member.
- More information available from www.medicalacupuncture.co.uk
I call this practice Sonosynthesis. Similarly to photosynthesis in the plant world, where light is converted into energy, whereby sonosynthesis uses the effects of sound on the brain to provide energy through rest.
Neuroacoustics is a powerful sleep practice which addresses the health consequences associated with poor sleep quantity and quality. It is a safe and effective practice and is a wonderful natural alternative to the standard pharmaceutical approach to treating sleep dysfunction.
Neuroacoustics as a sleep practice plays an important role in the early intervention/ prevention and management of chronic (mental & physical) illnesses, many of which are associated with sleep deficiency, such as depression, dementia, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.
Accessing this type of rest reduces stress, pain levels and sleep deficiency by helping you reach the repair stages of the sleep cycle. Improving the quality of your sleep health not only benefits your immediate sense of wellbeing, but is also known to improve pain tolerance, inflammation, stress levels, metabolism, blood pressure, skin, emotional balance, mood, memory, creativity, performance and interpersonal relationships.
Neuroacoustics relaxes electrical brainwave frequency states and patterns, which helps balance activity within the nervous system. During this gentle and relaxing therapy, you simply lie down, wrapped snug under a blanket, letting go of all your worries for 30 or 60 minutes, with the live gong sounds help you drift into a deeply restorative rest. Nothing else to do except relax and listen, the gongs will do the rest.
My special interest in sleep began after Mental Health training with MIND and Rethink Mental Illness, where I realised how fundamental sleep deficiency is in the onset and progression of mental illness and psychiatric conditions. I am committed to promoting a behavioural shift away from sleep crisis management, towards a more proactive, early intervention and preventative approach.
“Sleep Health seldom gets the proper attention it deserves, despite being one of the most treatable precursors to depression, chronic pain & illness. There is a great opportunity now to put contemporary research findings to work for the public good, by raising awareness about the importance of sleep in health, and by promoting natural, non-pharmaceutical interventions like neuroacoustics to the nation’s sleep health agenda.”
WHAT TO EXPECT
10 Things To Expect During Each Appointment
1. Your appointment involves a detailed discussion about why you have come, along with a thorough medical history and physical examination, to understand your symptoms and recovery needs. We then discuss examination findings and recommend the best treatment and management options for you, to support your recovery.
2. You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you, if this helps you feel more relaxed and comfortable.
3. During examinations you will be asked to undress to your underwear, if you are happy to do so, so as the whole spine and other details can be properly examined. You are welcome to bring along some shorts and a sports bra, if you would feel more comfortable doing so.
4. You may be asked to perform some movements and I may examine different parts of your body or do additional tests. This allows for a full assessment of all relevant components to your presenting problem.
5. Any time remaining is spent on treatment. The length of the actual treatment can vary with the complexity or severity of your condition and presenting problem.
6. You will receive specialist advice about helpful advice to support your recovery. This may include important self-management strategies, such as: exercise / breathing / posture / ergonomics / relaxation
7. In circumstances where examination findings result in a need to perform further investigations, I will discuss this with you. In such cases I may refer you to a different practitioner, such as another specialist, your local hospital or GP for further investigations / scans / blood tests.Follow-up Appointments
8. Some patients may only need one appointment. Others may require a course of treatment or return periodically for episodic and long-term care. This depends on the nature and severity of your condition as well as personal needs and recovery goals.
9. The number of treatments required is determined by the severity of your injury, your underlying health and general condition at the time of the injury or other factors specific to your goals.
10. Your recovery time and number of treatments is determined by your current health condition, injury, symptoms, life, work demands and recovery goals, rather than a prescribed number of treatments. However, following a detailed history and assessment, I will recommend an estimated number of treatments required for your recovery.