Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy

DSC_1752This is an exceptional clinic offering osteopathy for pregnancy, babies, postnatal mothers and families. Our osteopaths have a deep understanding of the physiological, emotional and anatomical impact of pregnancy and birth and are highly skilled and experienced specialists in this field.

Osteopathy in pregnancy and after birth
Natural physical changes in pregnancy are not always comfortable. Osteopathy can ease aches and pains and can also help to boost the progress of labour and birth. Using gentle techniques, it is safe and effective for all stages of pregnancy.

It also helps to improve the body’s alignment, strength and flexibility,  that often suffer with a modern lifestyle that does not demand a wide range of movement. This is important during labour and birth, and helps in the early months of caring for, feeding and carrying a new baby.

Osteopathy for babies and children
In the process of birth a baby goes through a long journey that can involve considerable pressure, and sometimes a degree of twisting or pulling, particularly when there is intervention, or during a caesarean: these forces can contribute to discomfort or irritability, or make a baby seem ‘unsettled’. Osteopathy can gently realign the system and make a baby more comfortable. It can also help if there are difficulties with breastfeeding and can be wonderfully effective to relieve colic and aid sleep.

Osteopathy continues to be useful as a child grows. It assists with balanced alignment as the body’s structure changes, and can have a positive impact on issues ranging from digestion and sleep to behaviour. It also offers gentle treatment if there are falls or injuries.

Anna, Avni & Sebastien are all excellent practitioners with a real interest and passion and excellent experience in the field of osteopathy & cranial osteopathy.

Ana Mattos BSc (Hons) Osteo Med DO ND MSc PaedOst.
Ana Mattos specialises in women’s pre and postnatal care, babies and children’s health and wellbeing. Ana initially worked as a nurse in her homeland of Brazil. She graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London, holds a Masters in Paediatric Osteopathy and has done additional training in cranial osteopathy and osteopathy in pregnancy. Ana has worked at the Active Birth Centre for over 10 years.

For appointments on Monday & Thursday: Contact: 020 7272 3003   Queries: anamattososteopath@gmail.com www.anamattososteopath.co.uk

Avni Trivedi  MSc Paed Ost, BOst.

Avni specialises in women’s health, pregnancy and babies. In addition to her areas of special interest, Avni also has experience treating yoga practitioners, dancers, children and clients with sedentary and highly stressed lifestyles. She graduated from the British School of Osteopathy holds a Masters in Paediatric Osteopathy and from 2013 to present is studying for her Postgraduate Diploma in Women’s Health Osteopathy at the Molinari Institute of Health. This is an integrated approach to Women’s Health Osteopathy using internal, cranial, functional and structural techniques. Avni also completed a Doula training with Michel Odent in 2008 which informs her work and lectures in Pregnancy and Birth at the British School of Osteopathy.

For appointments on Monday: Contact: 07961 123 719    Queries: avnitrivedi@gmail.com

Sebastien De Sa Neves Da Rocha, Bsc(Hons) Ost, DO, DPO, PGCert in HE                                                                   Sebastien qualified as an osteopath from the European School of Osteopathy in 2007, and trained in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children. Sebastien’s passion for Osteopathy began in his native France before completing his study in England while also learning English!  He is a lecturer and a turor at the European School of Osteopathy, where he teaches osteopathic diagnosis and treatment. Working alongside experienced osteopaths in Kent, Sussex and London, Sebastien has developed an integrated osteopathic approach to the body based on the concept of a Body, Mind and Spirit continuum. He has a great experience of working with the whole family.

For appointments on Wednesday: Contact: 07831214942    Queries: sebdarocha26@googlemail.com





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