Additional Therapies

Podiatry / Chiropody and Massage Therapies

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We don't only offer osteopathy at our clinic. We also offer additional therapies of podiatry / chiropody and massage. You can read more about these by clicking on the relevant heading below :


Podiatry / Chiropody

At Eltham Osteopathy Clinic we offer podiatry/chiropody by an HPC Registered Podiatrist/Chiropodist. The Podiatrist/Chiropodist, Mr Grabham, can give you advice on all aspects of footcare and how to prevent problems arising in the future.

What can an HPC Podiatrist/Chiropodist offer you? Probably more than you think.

Mr Grabham provides a wide range of podiatry/chiropody services, including nail cutting, in-growing toenails, and the more usual complaints of corns and callous, fungal nails, Athlete's Foot and verruca. Palliative treatments to ease discomfort of common conditions are given and many problems are eliminated.

Mr Grabham is also able to carry out more complex procedures such as total & partial nail surgery and the manufacture of prescription insoles.

Painful conditions such as Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) and plantar faciitis (heel pain) are identified and advice given.

Orthotics for shoes can be prescribed to help conditions such as flat foot and to correct the gait, thus alleviating abnormal stresses upon the foot.

Advice on general foot care is given and how to deal with common foot complaints.

Diabetic patients need to be extra careful with their feet and it is advisable for all diabetics to see a qualified podiatrist/chiropodist regularly for professional foot care.

Mr Grabham provides a home visiting service in the SE9 area. Appointments can be made via the practice.

Podiatry/Chiropody can be used to treat the following conditions: Ingrown toenails, Circulatory Disorders , Corns and hard skin, Cracked heels, Diabetes, Dropped arches, Plantar fasciitis, Callosities(Hard skin), Verruca, Toe deformities, Nail infections, Metatarsalgia & heel spur, Achilles tendonitis, Shin splints, Stress fractures, Calf pain or cramping

Massage

At Eltham Osteopathy Clinic we believe in providing the best health care for our patients and so we are pleased to offer massage. Massage is not only a very enjoyable and extremely relaxing experience but is often overlooked as an essential part of achieving (and maintaining) good health. Massage therapy improves circulation, expels toxins, rejuvenates the skin and improves overall muscle tone. It reduces blood pressure and with it stress, tension and anxiety. Regular massage induces a positive state of mind; helping us to concentrate and perform better at the workplace. We have been providing massage in Eltham SE9 for over 15 years and have built up a solid professional reputation.

The physiological effects of massage are:

  • Can Improves the tone of the skin and colour
  • Encourages better circulation thus a more efficient delivery of nutrients
  • Encourages deeper breathing to a more relaxed breathing
  • Reduces swelling by encouraging better lymph drainage
  • Relieves muscle fatigue to tired sore muscles
  • Relieves stiff joints therefore more beneficial for arthritis sufferers
  • Promotes general relaxation
  • Encourages sleep, therefore helps insomnia
  • Encourages better waste removal

The psychological effects of massage:

  • Relaxes the mind thereby reducing anxiety and its effects
  • Relaxing, thereby reducing tension and the effects of stress
  • Very soothing and comforting, thereby lifts the spirits on an emotional level, increasing positive feelings
  • Increases energy by invigorating all body systems therefore reducing fatigue after the energy in the body is spent held in a state of tension and strain
  • Promotes self esteem
  • Eases discomfort of aches and pain

Stress:
Massage is one of the best known antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook on life, and in the process reduces your likelihood of injury and illness. Massage can also relieve symptoms of conditions that are aggravated by anxiety, such as asthma or insomnia.

Painful or Tight Muscles:
Massage can relieve many types of muscle tightness, from a short-term muscle cramp to a habitually clenched jaw or tight shoulders. Some massage techniques release tension directly by stretching, kneading, and compressing your muscles. Other techniques work indirectly by affecting your nervous system to allow your muscles to relax.

Delayed Muscle Soreness:
After vigorous exercise, a buildup of waste products in your muscles can leave you feeling tired and sore. Massage increases circulation, which removes waste products and brings in healing nutrients.

Injuries:
Massage can help heal injuries that develop over time, such as tendinitis, as well as ligament sprains or muscle strains caused by an accident. Massage reduces inflammation by increasing circulation to the affected area, which removes waste products and brings nutrients to injured cells. Certain massage techniques can limit scar formation in new injuries and can reduce or make more pliable the scar tissue remaining around old injuries.

Prevention of New Injuries:
By relieving chronic tension, massage can help prevent injuries that might result from putting stress on unbalanced muscle groups or from favoring or forcing a painful, restricted area.

Joint Pain or Restriction:
Besides releasing tight muscles that restrict joint movement, massage works directly on your joints too by improving circulation around them and stimulating the production of natural lubrication within them, relieving pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Posture:
As massage releases restrictions in muscles, joints, and surrounding, your body is free to return to a more natural and healthy posture.

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What We Offer

Eltham Osteopathy

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  • Eltham Health Clinic, 93 Eltham Hill,
             Eltham, London, SE9 5SU

  • 020 8294 1113

  • admin@osteo4u.co.uk