The Enfield osteopath practice is located in the heart of Enfield’s community. If you need an osteopath in Enfield, as you are suffering with pain, or you’re not sure which way to turn, give us a call or book in a consultation to discuss your needs.
Osteopathy is a way of finding, treating and preventing muscular and joint problems by mobilising, stretching and massaging your muscles and joints. With osteopathy and sports massage at his fingertips, our principle osteopath Glen provides hands on treatment. He’s able to decide how best to treat you and if appropriate when to refer you for additional testing instead. Osteopaths understand when or if further diagnostic tests such as MRI scans are needed.
As part of our practice we prescribe exercises for long-term rehabilitation to improve mobility and general health, this may include swimming, yoga or pilates. You and your osteopath can both put together the best treatment plan to get the best possible outcome.
Our Enfield Osteopaths use a holistic approach to treatment and your care. Emphasising the importance of the whole, how all the tissues in your body connect and interact. With years of knowledge and experience the principal osteopath and his associates are here to help. Sports massage therapy and reflexology are also available through the Enfield Osteopathy practice. Access to multidisciplinary care can be of great help to some.
- Does osteopathy work?
- What are the benefits of a visit to the Enfield Osteopath?
- What do Osteopaths treat?
- What happens on your first visit?
- What are the treatment fees at your Enfield Osteopath?
- Map and directions
Does osteopathy work?
There has been hundreds, if not thousands of peer-reviewed studies published looking into the effectiveness of osteopathy. The results of this research has led to The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), recommendations that manual therapy i.e. osteopathy be used as a treatment approach for various muscular and skeletal conditions. Including lower back pain, sciatica, lower limb disorders and post-operative recovery after knee surgery. As well as many years of medical research osteopathy has over 140 years of patient recommendations. The effectiveness of osteopathy is in part due to its simplicity. Your body seeks health, so removing the obstacles to health enables your body to heal itself. These obstacles to health may include:
- Poor circulation
- Postural imbalance
- Muscle tension
- Muscle imbalance
- Joint immobility
These obstacles can then affect how other structures function. As your body compensates for this, more areas can be compromised.
Benefits of a visit to the Enfield Osteopath
You should feel improved mobility, reduce muscle tension and less pain, treatment can also be invigorating or deeply relaxing. In today’s hectic stress filled life, the nervous and endocrine system are placed under continued stress. While physical stresses and sedentary lifestyles cause trauma on the muscular and skeletal system. These combined factors can result in you suffering increased ill health, digestive upset and musculoskeletal injury.
Providing effective musculoskeletal treatment while inducing deep relaxation, will promote the activation of your parasympathetic nervous system. This part of your nervous system is associated with rest, digestion and tissue repair.
What do Osteopaths treat?
- Back Pain
- Neck, shoulder, hip & knee pain
- Sciatica and trapped nerves
- Arthritic and rheumatic pain
- Pregnancy related pains such as pelvis girdle dysfunction
- Headaches and TMJ disorders
- Muscle tension, sprains and strains
- Foot, heal pain and plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries
Your first visit
On your first visit, we start by discussing the problems you are having. We then gather some information about your daily activities and then a detailed medical history. We want to make sure we have a complete picture about your current condition and you as an individual. Next we will complete a medical examination, this may include a postural assessment followed by examinations of joint mobility and muscle tension. Depending on your presenting condition, we may perform some neurological, cardiovascular or orthopaedic tests. Following the examination your osteopath will discuss their findings and provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Feel free to ask questions throughout your initial consultation, your osteopath will be happy to answer any questions you have. Your treatment is tailored to your diagnosis and preferences but will always include hands-on gentle manipulation of the joints and muscles. Along with some postural advice and home exercises to help aid your recovery. You almost always receive full and effective osteopathic treatment on your first visit. Unless your case is very complex, or additional medical tests such as blood tests or scans are needed to rule in or out a diagnosis. We want you to feel comfortable at all times, so please wear comfortable clothing, which enables your osteopath to complete a full examination of the area. For example:
- Men – loose shorts
- Women – shorts and appropriate bra or sports bra
Enfield Osteopath treatment fees
|New patients >50 minutes £45|
|Follow ups 30 minutes £40|
|10% discount to <16s and ove 60s.|
* Payment can be made by cash or debit/credit card and most major private health insurers.
* Cancellations within 24 hours or no-shows are subject to a £20 cancelation fee (see our terms & conditions for more details).
* Clients under the age of 16 of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Directions to your Enfield Osteopath
We are located at 61a Southbury Road, near Eaton Road (between the letting agents and hair salon). Clients can use Tesco parking for up to 2 hours free of charge; the practice is also a short walk from Enfield Town Train Station.
NOTE: On entering the premises, use the intercom system to call “GD Osteopathy”.GD Osteopathy & Sports Massage 61a Southbury Road Enfield EN1 1PJ 0800 612 6212