News Archives | Devonshire Osteopaths

We are trying Electro-Acupuncture …

We are beginning to use electro-acupuncture techniques.  A 77-year-old retired patient from London tells us: “My wonky,77 years old,much injured  right knee is now almost back to its teenage self after a few short sessions of Debra’s electro-acupuncture treatment.This, because of my initial scepticism, has amazed me. It’s very invigorating,too, as I have to climb 68 steps to my flat […]

Mar 20, 2017
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Osteopathy keeps you young: Happy Birthday to a 99-year old patient

We provide osteopathic treatment for elderly patients. One of our patients, Manny, celebrated his 99th birthday at the free clinic for the elderly we offer at Toynbee Hall. He celebrated nearly as long as a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. We baked a cake for him and arranged  a letter of congratulations for him from the Spurs […]

Oct 20, 2016
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What patients should expect from treatment: the Patient Charter

This is what Devonshire Osteopaths aims to provide – the Patient Charter has been developed by the Institute of Osteopathy, the professional membership organization for registered osteopaths. Your osteopath will provide treatment and care that reflects your needs. This includes explaining your diagnosis and the proposed treatment, as well as how  to manage your condition […]

Jul 19, 2016
What colour is pain?

One of the things we do is to ask patients to describe what their pain or discomfort feels like. This is difficult for all of us – we can feel lots of different sensations as well as straightforward neck or back pain. There can be dull aches, twinges and grumbles all the way to sharp […]

Mar 2, 2016
First UK IDD Therapy Conference in London

Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy for discal back pain and sciatica is well established in the US where there are some 800 clinics offering IDD treatment. The technology has recently been introduced to the UK and Devonshire Osteopaths is one of the few London clinics providing IDD Therapy. There are now 17 clinics offering IDD […]

Apr 18, 2014
Osteopathy today: A day in the life of Devonshire Osteopaths

We often use medical acupuncture as a quick way to help muscles relax. Not only do muscles relax but the local blood vessels in the area dilate, bringing more blood to the area (Medical Acupuncture). This does not depend on whether or not a patient ‘believes’ in acupuncture but is simply the straightforward physiological effect […]

Nov 12, 2013
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Do MRIs always show the cause of sciatic or back pain?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently performed during follow-up in patients with known lumbar disc herniation and persistent symptoms of sciatica. The association between findings on MRI and clinical outcome is controversial. Although lumbar disc disease may well be a cause of low-back pain, it is important to note that disc degeneration can occur in […]

Jul 24, 2013