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21 Replingham Road
London SW18 5LT

+44 (0)20 8870 0822

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Click for a bigger pictureThe practice was established in 1991 by Emma Poole and since that time has evolved to incorporate a team of three osteopaths working to offer a broad background and experience to include both structural and cranial osteopathy.

Click for a bigger pictureAll of the osteopaths have gone through four years full training at accredited institutions and are full members of the General Osteopathic Council, the regulating body for all osteopaths. Our patients are often self-referred or referred from the local GPs and are looking for relief of symptoms froma wide range of problems. These include back or neck pain, postural problems caused by work or pregnancy, the pain of arthritis andd sports related injuries. We also provide treatment for babies with symptoms such as colic or sleeplessness using gentle structural and/or cranial techniques.

We are very aware that when a patient understands their problem and are given ways to help themselves the results are much better and this also helps to prevent problems re-occuring. When a full diagnosis has been reached, your osteopath will explain the problems to you before commencing treatment. We also give advice on specific exercises, or suggest the undertaking of particular activity such as Pilates, swimming etc. that is particular to their individual needs.

Often people want to reach optimum health to persue a particular sport or activity and we enjoy discussing how they can work to prevent problems or gain a high standard of physical performance for a particular sport or activity.

Click for a bigger picture Emma Poole DO Emma graduated in 1991 from the British School of Osteopathy in London and originally began working in a busy West London practice. She simultaneously established her own practice in her local area of Southfields, which now dominates most of her time alongside lecturing. Emma is a Senior Lecturer in osteopathic technique at the British School of Osteopathy and also lectures in Europe.

Click for a Bigger Picture Linda Goddard BSc (Hons) Ost Linda graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1998 and gained a broad knowledge base from previous experience in a busy practice in West London. Linda has developed a particular interest in working with expectant mothers, babies and children and employs cranial as well as structural techniques in her treatment.

Click for a Bigger Picture Alexander Irving BSc (Hons) Ost Alex graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and joined the practice soon after. He complements his practise of Osteopathy with a diploma in Naturopathy and also works in a multi-disciplinary clinic in Pimlico. An interest in posture and movement is informed further by his practise of Tai Chi, a gentle system of static and moving exercise.

Click for a Bigger PictureOur friendly reception staff are able to help with any initial enquiries you may have when booking an appointment or will pass you on to speak to an osteopath if you need to discuss your problem prior to treatment.

Click for a Bigger PictureBookings can be made by telephone (020 8870 0822) or on visiting the practice, but not on-line. Please note that there may be a fee for any appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice to ensure that someone else has the opportunity of receiving treatment.

On your first visit we will take a detailed medical case history and examine you by looking at your posture and movements. The examination usually requires that you undress to your underwear. We are then able to evaluate your problem and make a diagnosis which will be explained to you. If appropriate we then proceed with your treatment. Patients often have a preference for a particular approach to be included or sometimes excluded and we are happy to discuss the pros and cons if you have any worries or fears.

Alex taking a case historyIf you are still unsure about whether to arrange treatment or would simply like some advice, click HERE to submit you request or telephone 020 8870 0822 to speak to an osteopath.

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