We have two Osteopaths working at our clinic: Nerys davies and Jo Christophe. Please see all professional and contact details for them both below.
My goal as an osteopath is to help my patients get better quickly and effectively through a combination of hands-on therapy and exercise prescription.
I trained for 4 years at the British School of Osteopathic Medicine, and I am qualified in naturopathy as well as dry needling techniques. I have been working as an associate at West London Osteopaths and I am registered with the Institute of Osteopathy and The General Osteopathic Council.
The first session includes an initial assessment based on a thorough investigation into your medical history. I examine the whole body as I understand that the source of problems may be different to the pain pattern presentations that occur. After a thorough diagnosis I discuss treatment options with you which may include manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature.
A follow up session includes therapy with rehabilitation exercise and investigation into life changes that may help ongoing issues, as well as habits which prevent your body reaching optimal health.
Some of the conditions I see include:-
Muscular aches and pains
Neck restriction and pain
Rotator cuff injuries
Headaches and Migraines
Nerve pain (Neuralgia)
Hip and knee pains
A qualified therapeutic massage therapist since 1997, I gained a Masters degree at the British School of Osteopathy in 2012 and have been treating patients at the BSO (now UCO) and across London ever since.
In addition to osteopathy I use a variety of massage techniques, plus rhythmic articulation (Harmonics), Kinesio taping and stretching, to relieve pain and restore movement, according to my patients’ particular needs.
I regularly treat back, neck and shoulder pain including common complaints such as cervicogenic headaches, sciatic pain and sports injuries, also foot (plantar fasciitis), and postural related problems. I also have a Foundation in medical acupuncture, which I use in conjunction with osteopathic and massage techniques for specific problems, such as relieving trigger points within muscle tissue.
As a runner, climber and daily gym user, I have first-hand knowledge of the stresses and demands exercise and sport places on the body, as well as the implications of injury. My understanding of the body’s mechanics and its needs enables me to plan rehabilitation programmes and provide advice to anyone at any level of fitness, from the office worker to the professional athlete.
"I’ve been visiting Jo since 2016 and her results are extraordinary. As an office worker and commuter with hypermobility issues (combined with intensely physical archaeological work in the summers),
I have been treated by a range of practitioners for 30 years with varying results. But Jo has systematically worked through a range of physical problems, leaving me more mobile, flexible and pain-free. Her approach is both practical and intuitive, and has helped me achieve a new level of fitness in my mid-50s."