Make an appointment
Osteopaths are primary care practitioners, which means you do not have to get a referral from your GP unless it is required for private health insurance. You can make an appointment below, or call 07780 603539.
If you would like to book an extended treatment, please call and email to arrange. I accept cash and all major debit/credit cards.
Hours of Business:
Monday 9am – 7pm
Tuesday 9am – 7pm
Wednesday 9am – 7pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Appointments are held at: 133 Holland Road, Kensal Green, London, NW10 5AX
Alison is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and therefore recognised by all the major health insurance companies and cash plans…
Ahead of your appointment
Attached to your appointment confirmation email is a Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire called an Orebro. The Orebro is a short form comprising ten questions (scored between 1 and 10) that relate to your pain and psychosocial factors that could be important in providing solutions for recovery. It is valuable in flagging up factors that may need exploring during your consultation. If you are able to complete the online form and return it to me ahead of your appointment – please do. Don’t worry if you don’t have time; we will touch on the subjects covered at your initial assessment.
What to wear
It’s helpful to be able to see the contours of your body, and not work through too many layers of clothing, but it is important that you feel comfortable in what you are wearing. You may wish to bring a pair of shorts or leggings; and for females either a bra, sports bra, or thin vest – if you prefer.
What to bring
Please bring any relevant x-ray, CT, or MRI scan reports and names of medications if you take any.
What to expect at your initial consultation
On your first visit we will sit down together and I will listen carefully to your story and make sure that I ask questions so that I have a good understanding of all the factors that could be contributing to your pain. I will carry out a movement assessment, which will include any task or activity that is proving difficult or painful, and implement your treatment plan.
Treatment will vary according to your circumstances. Sometimes treatments can be more couch-based and utilise osteopathic techniques; alternatively they may be more movement-based. Generally, there will be a combination of manual therapy and movement therapy.
You will generally be given some exercises to do at home, advice on any other modifications that you can make in your life that could help your symptoms, and pointed in the direction of further resources should you wish to learn more about any aspect of your pain or injury.