PRACTICING IN LONDON BRIDGE, CENTRAL LONDON AND SEVENOAKS IN KENT
GENERAL OSTEOPATHY AND SPECIALISM IN CHRONIC FATIGUE
EXPERTISE, EMPATHY, PRACTICAL GUIDANCE, REASSURANCE AND OSTEOPATHY!
HARPER ROAD OSTEOPATHS
SUITE 58, THE HOP EXCHANGE
24 SOUTHWARK STREET
165 HIGH STREET
WALLED GARDEN HEALTH
NOBLE TREE ROAD
- I am still testing with THREE Lateral Flow Tests each week to ensure that I am safe to be in close contact and treat patients. If I test positive, I will isolate and have to re-arrange appointments falling in the 10 days within which I will isolate.
- I am fully vaccinated.
- Despite relaxation in national COVID lockdown measures; my risk assessment is still in place: I continue to use full PPE (an FFP2 face-mask, nitrile gloves, and apron), sanitise the room's contact surfaces, expect patients to wear a face mask during appointments (unless medically exempted) and fill a brief COVID screening questionnaire prior to arriving for their appointment
- Unfortunately, because of high demand during this period, I am currently fully booked and can not take on any new patients.
“OSTEOPATHY IS A SEARCH FOR COMMUNICATION AND CO-OPERATION WITH THE NATURAL LAWS OF HEALING"
Cover update May and June 2022:
Over the next 2 months I have a friend and osteopath, Caroline Lovett, covering me while I spend some time at home helping my son get through his GCSE's. I'll be back at the beginning of July, but in the meantime you will be in the safest of hands.
Caroline graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2015, and is a licensed Perrin Practitioner. Since qualifying she has undertaken further indepth study into ME/CFS, Visceral and Cranial osteopathy and is passionate to help people recover from or manage their pain. She also has a keen interest in sports particularly running and swimming. Having been an Army Reservist for over 20 years she has a good understanding and appreciation of the demands placed upon military personnel She completed her dissertation on ex – military amputees. Whilst juggling work with home life, she has 3 children who keep her very busy at home too; so equally has a huge appreciation of the demands, physically and emotionally, that a young family can place on ones health! Please do book in with Caroline here in my absence:
WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHY DO FOR YOU?
Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back and neck pain; but we do so much more!
I love looking at problems caused by:
the demands placed on your body during pregnancy.
adopting habitual patterns while, for example, driving, working at a desk, or relaxing on your sofa with an iPad.
overstraining when doing something you are unaccustomed to doing like moving a piece of heavy furniture, reaching awkwardly into a cupboard or tripping off a kerb.
arthritis, headaches arising from tension in the neck and shoulders, or minor sports injuries.
the complexities of chronic pain
When your body starts forcing you to slow down that's when you generally begin to focus on yourself. That's definitely when you should consider seeing an osteopath if not before!
I use a wide variety of gentle hands-on techniques that focus on releasing tension, improving mobility and optimising function.
I assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of problems and am also trained to check for signs of serious conditions so that I can refer you to other healthcare professionals to ensure you receive the best possible care.
I take the time to understand each patient – your unique combination of symptoms, your medical history and your lifestyle with all its demands.
MY BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
I have a Masters in Osteopathy, a Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Osteopathy, am registered with The General Osteopathic Council, a member of the Sutherland College of Cranial Osteopathy, and an experienced, award holding Perrin Technique Practitioner.
In pursuit of my interest in treating Chronic Fatigue my London practice, Harper Road Osteopaths, now specialises in the osteopathic treatment of ME/CFS. I trained in the Perrin Technique with Dr Raymond Perrin and started using his approach in 2014, became an advanced practitioner in 2019 and have assisted Dr Perrin in the practical elements of his London based courses.
I have studied and practice in the field of cranial osteopathy and became a Member of the Sutherland College of Cranial Osteopathy in 2019.
As part of my commitment to pursuing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) I have undertaken studies in cranial osteopathy, chronic pain (one of the few practitioners trained in OsteoMap - a technique involving ACT, Mindfulness and Osteopathy), women's health, medical acupuncture, Pilates matwork and kinesio-taping and I regularly use a variety of techniques within any one treatment.
I divide my week between my own small practice, Harper Road Osteopaths in London Bridge, The Manor Clinic in Sevenoaks and The Walled Garden in Hildenborough. The rest of the time finds me gardening and hiking.
I set up and ran Cloud Active Therapies in Waterloo in 2011 which became Union City Therapies when we moved to Elephant and Castle in London in 2014. I then renamed the practice Harper Road Osteopaths in 2019 when we moved to Harper Road in Borough. We moved again to the beautiful Hop Exchange in London Bridge in 2021, but the name stuck! I now work there with co-owner Lorna Rose, another osteopath and good friend; and two associates Madiha Khokar and Annik Dufour.
Whilst waiting for the London practice to become busy in it's early days I started working at The Manor Clinic in Sevenoaks in 2015 to provide maternity cover for an old clinic tutor of mine. You can still find me there 1 day a week and Walled Garden in Hildenborough another day a week as, although the London practice did become busy, I love the change of environment and the different faces!
British School of Osteopathy - Masters in Osteopathy
British School of Osteopathy - Post Graduate Certificate in Specialised Paediatric Osteopathic Practice
ITEC Level 3 - Sports Massage
Member of The Sutherland College of Cranial Osteopathy - Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
Perrin Clinic - Advanced Perrin Practitioner for CFS/ME
WHAT / WHO DO I TREAT?
Adults, Children, Adolescents, and the Elderly
Pregnancy / Post partum
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME
Headaches arising from a musculoskeletal problem
Harper Road Osteopaths
Suite 58, The Hop Exchange
24 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TY
Every second Saturday 9.00-12.00pm
165 High Street
Tuesdays 11.00am to 4.00pm
Walled Garden Health
Noble Tree Road
Thursdays 10.00am to 6.00pm