You can book an appointment to see one of our specialist paediatric osteopaths in our regular and outreach clinics in Wandsworth and Shoreditch. We also provide osteopathy for premature infants at Barnet Hospital’s neonatal unit, at parents’ and medical staff request.
Our main clinic in Wandsworth is open 4 days a week:
Tuesday – Friday 09.30-17.00 (last appointment 16.30)
We treat babies and children up to 18, as well as mothers and mothers-to-be in our light and airy open-plan clinic.
From St. John’s Church on Pitfield Street we serve an area of London with a diverse population and which has a high incidence of health problems in infancy and during pregnancy.
We were invited to open an outreach clinic here in 2012 by the Shoreditch Trust.
Wednesdays, 11:30 – 18:00 (last appointment 18.00)
At the request of medical staff and patients, we provide osteopathy for premature infants at Barnet hospital’s Starlight Neonatal Unit. Premature infants have many difficulties and most will have difficulty breathing. Much of our work on the neonatal units involves assessment and osteopathic treatment of premature infants’ breathing, helping the chest, ribs and spine to move freely. This involves highly specialised and very gentle osteopathic techniques.
The babies seem to respond well to osteopathy and to benefit from touch, movement and osteopathic treatment. We believe that babies who receive osteopathy require less medication, leave special care sooner and have better longer term outcomes. There is evidence for reduced duration of stay, and we are planning to conduct a large research project into this and longer term outcomes.