Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support, I’m very pleased to report that business is better than I could have hoped for at the new clinic, below is a quick recap since the last newsletter.
Francesca Cavallaro joined the team back in August and is settling in extremely well achieving some fantastic results with her healing hands. Her clinic runs on a Wednesday from 9.00am through till 8.00pm and Saturday mornings from 9.00am till 2.30pm. She is also covering Monday evenings from 4.00pm till 8.00pm until the end of the year. If you would like to make an appointment with her please click here or call the clinic on 01372 897688.
Other news, we have completed major resurfacing work to the drive to make parking even easier.
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So what is Osteopathy?
The dictionary definition of ‘Osteopathy’ is “A system of healing based on the manipulation of bones or other parts of the body.”
If we look more closely at the etymology of the word -osteo, from the Greek osteon meaning “bone” and -pathy, from the Greek patheia meaning “disease”. However, the suffix -pathy derives from the English word path which is to say that the Osteopath acts through the musculoskeletal system (-osteo) in order to promote structural integrity and restore/preserve health. It is a common misconception that Osteopathy is just about the treatment of backs, this is not the case, Osteopathy can deliver many other health benefits.
Recent research has shown that although osteopathic treatments are effective in treating lower back pain, the question we should ask is “What is the root cause of the problem?”. A type of pain so very common, that in fact, it can mistakenly lead to a hasty diagnosis in the case of two patients that have symptoms apparently identical which stem from totally different causes or trauma.
Unlike strained ligaments, nerve root compression or inflamed facet joints, lower back pain can also be caused by altered function of the gastrointestinal system. Further recent studies have pointed to improvements in the quality of life of patients affected by irritable bowel syndrome following osteopathic treatments.
This is just one of several conditions that could be managed by an osteopath, in association with medical support where it is deemed necessary, thanks to a functional rebalance between the neurological and vascular systems between the back and viscerals.
Every ‘body’ has its own innate capacity to heal itself. It could be impaired because of trauma or functional overload and overuse, an Osteopath’s role is to find out what is causing the issue and to activate that physiological healing flux once again.
Author: Francesca Cavallaro – Associate Osteopath at Epsom Osteopathic Clinic
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Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins that our body needs to function optimally. Vitamin D is best-known for its bone supporting function whereby it plays an important role in enhancing the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Other important roles of vitamin D include regulating our insulin production for optimum blood sugar balance, enhancing immunity, supporting cardiovascular health and regulating our mood.
Despite its importance, vitamin D deficiency is unfortunately very common, particularly within the UK population. This is mainly due to our lack of sunlight exposure (which is our main source of vitamin D) along with a low intake through the diet. Other factors which further contribute towards low vitamin D levels include old age, pregnancy and breastfeeding, dark or covered skin, sunscreen use, obesity and the intake of certain medications such as metformin. Read more…
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Osteopathy can be used as a preventative measure if you have a job that involves sitting down for long periods of time or if you drive for a large proportion of the day. If you are a sports man or sports woman you may also want to consider preventative osteopathy to reduce your chances of developing repetitive strain injury or pain associated with injuries from carrying out your sport with bad posture. If you would like to purchase gift vouchers for yourself or someone else, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas & New Year Opening Hours
Christmas Opening Hours New Year Opening Hours
Mon 25th December – Closed Mon 1st January – Closed
Tues 26th December – Closed Tues 2nd January – 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Wed 27th December – 2.30pm – 5.00pm Wed 3rd January – 9.00am – 7.30pm
Thur 28th December – Closed Thur 4th January – 9.00am – 8.00pm
Fri 29th December – 9.00am – 7.00pm Fri 5th January – 9.00am – 7.00pm
Sat 30th December – 9.00am – 2.30pm Sat 6th January – 9.00am – 2.30pm