Established in 2003 Physio4Life is one of the longest standing, private physiotherapy clinics in Putney. We work alongside the most knowledgeable health experts in the local community; maintaining close relationships with specialist consultants, GPs and sports medicine doctors. This ensures unparalleled client care during recovery from an injury or operation.
We are a modern establishment in the heart of Putney, equipped with spacious therapy rooms, an on-site gym space, providing the latest treatment techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible care. Here at Physio 4 Life we offer a range of services including Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Studio Pilates, Mat Pilates, Biomechanics, Orthotics, Running Analysis and Personal Training.
One of the key advantages of choosing Physio 4 Life is our extensive network of contracts with major medical health insurances. We have established partnerships with renowned insurance providers such as BUPA, AXA, IPRS, and soon Nuffield Health. This means that if you have insurance coverage with any of these providers, you can benefit from our services without worrying about the financial aspect. Our team will handle the paperwork and billing process, allowing you to focus solely on your recovery.
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Common Presentations Osteopathy can help with:
- Back pain
- Headaches (migraines), neck pain, jaw pain
- Shoulder pain
- Arm and elbow pain
- Hip, knee, foot pain
- Abdominal, digestive problem
- Emotional tensions
- Postural pain
- Pregnancy and post-natal pain
Your First Osteopathy Session
Then, a thorough examination of the patients’ posture will be carried out using palpation, active and passive mobility tests. To do so properly, the osteopath may ask you to remove some of your clothing. If you are uncomfortable about this, feel free to tell your practitioner. You can also choose to bring a pair of sports shorts and a singlet if you prefer.
Osteopath Appointments Putney
During treatment, osteopaths use a wide range of manual techniques such as: joint mobilisations, massage, manipulations and stretching exercises. For the treatment of newborn conditions for example, osteopaths can use myofascial or craniosacral techniques to help with latching difficulties, plagiocephaly (flattening of the head) and difficulty to pass wind or constipation. Osteopaths intuitively help restore balance in the organs of your body and are also able to provide advice on posture and work ergonomy in order to promote health and prevent symptoms from recurring.
Discussing your Treatment Plan With Your Osteopath
The osteopath will then take the time to discuss with you the diagnosis and will suggest a treatment plan and the likely number of session needed for a noticeable improvement in how you feel. It is important that you understand this plan as very often you will be asked to do some specific exercises at home and because you may be referred to one of our physiotherapists for advanced rehabilitation.
The Benefits of Osteopathy Treatment
The benefits and any potential risks associated with the treatment will be mentioned to you. Your practitioner will always ask your permission to treat you and will explain what he is doing as the treatment progresses.
Most people visit an osteopath as a private patient by self-referring themselves and pay for their treatment. If you have a private health insurance, you may be able to claim for the treatment costs. As it will depend on your personal level of cover, make sure to ask your insurance provider if you are eligible to claim for osteopathy treatment and if you need to be referred by a GP or not.
At Physio4Life we believe that when a patient seeks help from a manual therapist, they should always benefit from the best hands-on techniques, refined palpation skills in addition to rehabilitation exercises. The combination of all these aspects of treatment leads to a better long term recovery and can prevent injuries from recurring.
Meet our Osteopath: Alexander Hooper
Alex is a registered Osteopath with eight years’ experience working with people who are in pain or wish to improve their physical performance. He began working in the fitness industry in 1997 while he studied Sport Science. In 2011 Alex continued his professional development training as an osteopath at The British School of Osteopathy. Two years after graduating as an osteopath Alex achieved an MSc in Sport Rehabilitation at St Mary’s University, London.
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