Our Techniques

Elite Osteopathy London employ a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case.

Structural Osteopathy

This is the traditional approach to musculoskeletal complaints where manipulations and adjustments are applied to release the spine and peripheral joints to ensure neutral alignment and optimum function of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

A great approach for neck and back complaints, general stiffness, postural problems. Great for general health to reduce the effects of degeneration and wear and tear upon the joints.

Cranial Osteopathy

A gentle and subtle technique that encourages good cranial motion thus allowing good movement of cerebrospinal fluid across the spine and brain.
Great for headaches, dizziness, whiplash and those who have received a trauma to the head (after emergency protocols have been followed).
Also great for babies who have had traumatic labours, babies who are restless, have colic or plagiocephaly.

Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture is seen to be a traditionally Chinese Medicine, however there is evidence of acupuncture being used in Ancient Egyptian and Indian scriptures.
There is even evidence of Acupuncture being used in Central Europe dating back to 3200BC.
At Elite, Acupuncture is used as a highly effective treatment in accordance with clinical diagnosis following neuro-physiological principles

Neuromuscular Re-education

This is a method of releasing tissue adhesions within muscles allowing the return of tissue elasticity and thus improving joint motion and range.

Great for shoulder pain especially frozen shoulder, osteoarthritic shoulder and rotator cuff injuries.

Electro Acupuncture

This is a form of Stimulation Induced Analgesia. Acupuncture needles are stimulated with a mild electrical impulse to increase their pain-reducing effect.
Great for nerve pain, nerve compression, muscle and joint pain.

Activator Method

The Chiropractor Activator Method is a gentle, low-force approach to patient care. The technique has been practiced on patients on all ages since the late 1960s and has brought relief to people with a variety of health concerns. This method uses a small hand held instrument, which is called an activator, to distribute gentle impulse force directly to the body. Doing so helps to re-align the joints, relax tight muscles, and reduce pain and nerve irritation.

Trigger point

The primary purpose of trigger point therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.

A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle as a result of physical, chemical or emotional stress.