We offer additional therapies of podiatry / chiropody, massage and yoga. You can read more about these by clicking on the relevant heading below:
Podiatry / Chiropody
At Eltham Osteopathy Clinic we offer a range of podiatry treatments by our HPC (Health Professionals Council) Registered Podiatrist, Mr James Grabham.
Anyone can visit a podiatrist and if you are looking for a foot doctor/ podiatrist near you, then look no further than our clinic. Mr Grabham can give you advice on all aspects of footcare, he treats and diagnoses disorders, diseases and injuries related to the feet and lower leg.
Podiatry / Chiropody Treatments
- Toenail care – nail cutting and routine foot and nail care
- Treatment for Corns, calluses / hard skin, cracked heels, ingrown toe nails, verruca’s and warts
- Fungal & Bacterial infections – foot nail fungus treatment and Athlete’s Foot fungus treatment
- Surgery – partial and total ingrown nail removal
- Manufacture of prescription insoles, foot correction insoles
- Plantar Fascititiis, Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) & Heel spur is identified and advice given
- Orthotics for shoes / inserts for dropped arches can be prescribed to help conditions such as flat feet and to correct the gait
- Orthotic high arch support, arch support inner soles
- Palliative treatments to ease discomfort of common conditions are given and many problems eliminated
- Circulatory disorders, calf pain or cramping, shin splint therapy
- Achilles tendon tendonitis treatment and heel pain treatment, stress fractures in feet
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.
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At Eltham Osteopathy Clinic we believe in providing the best health care for our patients and so we are pleased to offer professional massage therapy. We have been providing massage in Eltham SE9 for over 15 years and have built up a solid reputation and client base.
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. Muscle massage therapy improves circulation, expel toxins, rejuvenates the skin and improves overall muscle tone.
Massage is a stress relieving therapy; deep tissue massage helps lower blood pressure, tension and anxiety. Regular body massage induces a positive state of mind; helping us to concentrate and perform better at the workplace.
The physiological effects of massage:
- Can improve tone and colour of the skin
- 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 and therefore helps with insomnia
- Encourages better waste removal
The psychological effects of massage:
- Relaxes the mind reducing anxiety & tension and the effects of stress
- Very soothing and comforting, lifts the spirits on an emotional level and 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
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 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 build-up 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.
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 favouring or forcing a painful and 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.
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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Ever felt the need for a total reboot? If you are looking for local yoga classes near you then contact Laura Fantinello at Eltham Osteopathy Clinic for more information. Laura started practicing Yoga in the nineties and is a qualified Yoga instructor; she is passionate about the traditional arts of healing and how it can benefit the wellbeing of mind, body and spirit.
Private Restorative Yoga
If you are recovering from an illness or are feeling stressed and anxious and need to better manage your daily challenges then Restorative Yoga is for you!
Restorative is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching, centering of your breath and body, practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. In this practice your muscles are allowed to relax deeply and your nervous system switches to the rest and digest mode.
Restorative yoga classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to the hectic city life and an excellent boost for your healing process.
Private Hatha Yoga
During a private session we will discuss your goals and we will work towards them in a safe and welcoming environment.
Yoga is an ancient system of physical and mental practices which is greatly useful in the modern world. You can work towards building up physical strength and stamina eventually bringing balance between the physical and mental aspect of your being.
With these private Hatha Yoga sessions you have an opportunity to recover from injuries or a long-term illness and address issues related to back and neck problems, poor circulation and flexibility along with increased mind and body awareness. You will find great benefits from the practice such as increased focus, better sleep and creative ways to manage your life outside the mat.