TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY
Osteopaths are most commonly known for treating back pain, but osteopathy considers total body healthcare and focusses on strengthening the musculoskeletal system to better support and protect your body. Our private osteopath in London (Harley Street), Julia Diamantourou, provides evidence based osteopathy treatment for chronic and acute pain, whether caused by a sports injury, postural problems, trauma or a chronic condition like osteoarthritis.
What is OsteOpathy?
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) states: “Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.”
What do Osteopaths do?
Osteopaths consider not only the muscles, but the skeleton, ligaments and connective tissues. They are hands-on and use manual therapy to treat patients – often a combination of physical manipulation, mobilising joints, stretching and massaging. Osteopathy treatment may also involve exercises, and other treatment techniques.
What Can Osteopathy Treat?
Osteopaths are recognised by the NHS as qualified to independently diagnose and treat health conditions. Our osteopath, Julia Diamantourou is highly skilled at assessing the structure and function of the body, your lifestyle and environment to diagnose and treat injuries and health conditions.
- Osteoarthritis pain (including knee pain and hip pain)
- Lower back pain (including sciatica)
- Muscle spasms
- Neck stiffness
- Back ache
- Shoulder pain (including frozen shoulder)
- General aches and pains
- Postural problems
- Rheumatic pain
- Arthritis pain
- Trauma (from accidents or injuries, like whiplash)
- Sports injuries (including tennis elbow)
Private Osteopath In London – Meet Julia
Julia Diamantourou is highly educated, having completed a Masters in Osteopathy, a Diploma in Naturopathy, and postgraduate training in ergonomics, work space assessment and cognitive psychology. She has gained valuable experience working in multidisciplinary clinics across the UK, Greece and New Zealand.
Julia’s special interest is in helping patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain improve quality of life and reduce pain. Julia’s thorough approach considers a wide variety of different lifestyle and psychological factors to diagnose and treat patients (including children and expectant mothers).