Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Paediatric Osteopathy and Classical Osteopathy in Stoke Newington, Hackney, North London N16 Maria Larrain BSc BOst DPO
A Dedicated Family Osteopathy Clinic
Stoke Newington, Hackney, London N16 8RZ
Butterfield Osteopathy - specialising in women’s health, cranial osteopathy and osteopathy for children
Osteopathy seeks to work on the structure of the body, restoring it to a balanced state to get it working at its best.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage to make the joints more mobile, to relieve tension in the muscles, improve blood flow and nerve supply to body tissues, and to help the healing mechanisms of the body.
Patients seek the services of an osteopath for a wide range of conditions. These include back and neck pain, joint pain, muscle strains, repetitive strain injury, postural problems or changes in pregnancy, or as a result of driving, work or sporting activity. They also see clients who suffer the pain of arthritis and who get injured as a result of sporting activities.
Maria is a fully qualified graduate of the British School of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Centre for Children. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. She also performs cranial osteopathy and is a lecturer in cranial osteopathy at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also a clinic tutor in paediatric osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy).
Osteopathy with Karina Spero at Butterfield Osteopathy
Karina treats a wide variety of muscular skeletal disorders, with specialist experience of frozen shoulder and related shoulder problems. She also has a particular interest and experience in the treatment of expectant and post-partum mothers, babies and children. She aims to relieve pain, restore function and prevent recurrence. She uses soft tissue massage, gentle joint articulation, special stretches and cranial osteopathy as required.
Osteopathy with Justin Redpath at Butterfield Osteopathy
Justin graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2015, gaining a Masters of Osteopathy (M.Ost), and also has qualifications in massage and craniosacral therapy.
Justin has a longstanding interest in health and wellbeing coming from a family where generations have worked in the healing arts. He initially trained as a cranio-sacral therapist 20 years ago and has a wealth of experience working with complex and chronic issues.
Having seen the positive effect of osteopathy with his newborn twenty years ago, Justin is deepening his knowledge of working with infants and children in undertaking the Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy (DPO) with the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. He feels it’s important for the treatment to be a relaxed experience, and uses a tailored individual approach to help restore a pain-free function and balance. His approach combines stronger structural osteopathic techniques with the more subtle cranial approaches. Working on these different levels and integrating them provides a layered and holistic treatment.
Osteopathy with Julia Finlay at Butterfield Osteopathy
Paediatric Osteopathy for Babies & Children
Julia is particularly interested in cranial and biodynamic osteopathy, which is very gentle and deep acting treatment. Her specialist skill is in the treatment of babies, children and women both in pregnancy and post birth. However, she also uses a wide range of Osteopathic technique with the aim of helping to reduce pain and improve function as quickly as possible, and help people back to health.
Maria is qualified in paediatric osteopathy having trained at the Osteopathic Centre for Children and is a clinic tutor at the University College of Osteopathy for graduate osteopaths seeking to qualify in this specialty. She specialises in the gentle cranial treatment of babies, children and expectant mothers, particularly issues concerning pregnancy and childbirth.
Karina completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy and also practises at the Osteopathic Centre for Children. She has a particular interest as well as experience in treating babies and children as well as expectant and new mothers.
Justin is deepening his knowledge of working with infants and children in undertaking the Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy (DPO) with the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy.
Julia Finlay B.Sc, B.Ost, M.Sc Paediatric Osteopathy, MSCCO is a 2007 graduate of the British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy) and finished her Masters in Paediatrics at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in 2009.
If you need to see an osteopath, cranial osteopath or paediatric osteopath in London, Maria will welcome you to her practice.
For appointments for osteopathy in Stoke Newington, Hackney north London N16 please ring 020 7254 8890. For full details of all the services provided by Butterfield Osteopathy please visit www.butterfieldosteopathy.co.uk
Further Information About Osteopathy
This was established during the 19th century by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still as a way of stimulating the body's own self-healing mechanisms. Osteopathy is a holistic system of medicine which sees the mind and all body systems as interdependent and mutually supporting. Problems in the musculo-skeletal system may cause or reflect problems in other parts of the body.
The primary focus is on joint and soft tissue manipulation, since these are seen as vital to the functioning of the body as a whole. However they may also give advice on diet, exercise, posture and lifestyle. Each patient is treated as an individual to restore total body health. It is not restricted to treating symptoms alone.
Osteopathy achieved official recognition with the passing of the Osteopathy Act (1993). All osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council.
In a consultation a full medical history will be taken and details of the current problem as well as a physical examination. The osteopath may use a range of techniques to manipulate soft tissues and joints while the patient lies on a couch. Some osteopaths use cranial (head and neck area) manipulation.
For more information about osteopathy please visit The General Osteopathic Council at www.osteopathy.org.uk