Your Osteopath in Borough Market
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that considers the body as one unit, where everything is connected and works together. The aim of the Osteopath is to find the cause behind the symptoms, to make sense of the presenting problem within the context of the patient. A presenting symptom isn’t seen as a problem, but as the best solution the body could come up with, given the current demands placed on it. Once the Osteopath can make sense of the mechanics of the patients and understand why the symptoms have started or are failing to get better, the treatment can be specifically targeted to aid the body heal itself.
My aim is to be as transparent as possible and I make sure patients understand what is going on, so that they can decide what they want to do and take an active role in their recovery. Osteopathic treatment is great at normalising range of motion in joints and tensions in tissues, as well as helping blood flow. I also like to give exercises and give advice, for example on desk posture, for patients to take home and make faster progress. I occasionally send patients to have further tests with their doctor when needed.
Treatment is about making sure that the body is balanced, that the gravitational forces are travelling through it naturally and that all the joints are doing their job. If a joint isn’t moving enough, the muscles around it may get stiff, or the joints directly next to it may have too much work to do. It isn’t surprising that the body would develop symptoms in such cases.
Osteopathic treatment tends to be comfortable. It is about guiding the body into a sense of neutral. The body wants to be balanced and tensions are always there for a reason — certain areas of the body may have too much to do or to little opportunity to move given the current context. Once we address this context, tensions then tend to resolve on their own, as they are no longer needed.
Read more about what Osteopathy is here.
We have worked with people from all ages and backgrounds including children, office workers, artists, sport enthusiasts, West End performers, new mothers and mums to be. Read more about what Osteopathy can help with.
Our therapist, international Osteopath Simon Brocard (M.Ost, MICO), graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and has trained and worked at some of London's most prestigious centres, including the Institute of Classical Osteopathy and the Rollin E Becker Institute. Simon, along with being registered with the General Osteopathic Council, also holds a full current CRB / Disclosure and is fully insured, so you know you are in safe and reliable hands.
Simon has specialised in Classical Osteopathy, cranial osteopathy and Osteopathy for pregnancy. This has given him a broad array of techniques to effectively and safely approach any musculo-skeletal conditions. He also has a keen interest in nutrition and rehab exercises.
Don't hesitate to call Simon directly to have a free chat about how he can help with your problem.
Meet your Osteopath
Simon talks about his work as an Osteopath, how the body works as a unit and how this is applied to his treatment.