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Digestion & Constipation Treatment in Fulham at Fulham Osteopaths

Common Causes Of Digestion & Constipation Issues

Most of us will experience digestion pain, constipation and food sensitivities. The main causes include:
pain
Lifestyle relate stresses and worries caused by work, relationships and family life.
pain
A long history of illness or surgery.
pain
Sitting all day putting long term stress on your spine and irritating the nervous system.
pain
An intolerance to various foods. 

Digestion Trouble Explained In Plain English

Our digestion is quite simple in many ways, food goes in one end, gets broken down in the intestines, and then waste is eliminated. The whole thing is a kind of chemical factory, breaking down food into it’s components so we can absorb it.  A steady rhythmic wave passes down the tube (peristalsis), taking food through from one end to the other.

Digestion is affected by stress and pain, particularly in your back and neck. This is why Osteopathy is so effective with many digestive problems, in babies as well as adults and children.

The Main Causes Of Digestion Trouble

We've already dealt with some of the common causes such as stress and surgery. However, let’s dive in a little deeper to see which back conditions Osteopathic care provides a safe non surgical solution for:

Constipation

The large intestine can become sluggish for many reasons. We can feel for tension in the abdomen and spine, and we have special techniques (visceral osteopathy) for relaxing the tubes of your gut, which are really rhythmic muscular conduits that need to be alternately relaxed and contracted. If there is constant contraction (or painful spasm) then there is no motion along the pipes. By relaxing everything, normal activity resumes.

Baby Digestion & Tummy Tension

Often not properly diagnosed, this can lead to baby crying, and a vague sense that everything is not right. We specialise in these collicky presentations, and will clearly explain to you our findings and recommendations, and whether Osteopathy can help your baby. We always work with your Paediatrician to make sure baby care is safe and effective.

How does an Osteopath treat Baby Digestion?

We have specialised in treating mother and the newborn baby for over thirty years. Our Osteopaths working under Melinda, Senior Team Lead, bring a wealth of experience and expertise, and we have helped many thousands of Babies and their Parents get the best start in life. Gentle, relaxing Cranial Osteopathy for baby is Natural medicine just gets everything to relax and communicate, and the miracle of the human body develops as it should. The treatment is incredibly delicate and safe, but also effective.

Melinda has written an interesting and  informative Blog post about Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) for a Magazine,  and you can read it here.

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What to expect when you come to see us
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Treatment Time
Your initial visit will be 1hr and if required, your subsequent visits will be 30 mins.
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No. Of Visits
Most people come for 3-5 visits which can be more or less depending on your needs.
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Exercises
Receive personalised exercises to help you get better quicker, reducing the number of required visits.

Osteopath Reviews 

From clients benefiting from a better quality life

Melinda goes above and beyond and I feel very lucky to have met her. She has been treating my son for the last 10 months. After each session, we notice big improvements as Melinda helps him being more comfortable within his body in order to achieve his next developmental milestone. Melinda leverages her knowledge and experience to adapt to her patients needs, treating a baby isn’t easy but she always finds a way. Plus she always makes sure I understand how she is working with my son and share with me some things that we can do at home in between the sessions. Her kindness is just the cherry on the cake :)
Pascaline Dubosc
Pascaline Dubosc
21:56 19 May 22
Best specialists!Dr Andy , Melinda ,Verena.All highly recommended.It’s been 6 years since we know the clinic and never thought of visiting any other place.So attentive and caring every person working there.Both kids, husband and myself- enjoy every visit.
Olga Shagaleeva
Olga Shagaleeva
17:11 19 May 22
I strongly recommend Fulham Osteopaths. Senior Osteopath Verena treated both myself and my newborn shortly after birth. We were both treated very gently and attentively and we both left feeling a lot better- my hip pain disappeared and babies tensions from birth were released. Thank you Verena! 🙏
Hadar Lioz
Hadar Lioz
12:36 19 May 22
We’ve been working with Verena to help with some long term covid issues and she has been wonderful. Very caring and thorough and puts us at complete ease with her thoughtful demeanour. She really listens and always responds with new suggestions to help improve the situation.
Hazel Galloway
Hazel Galloway
17:39 17 May 22
We chose to go to an osteopath after our little one suffered from reflux as well being an unstable lie during pregnancy, so he was very tense with an uncomfortable posture. After the first session with Katie along with myself and my husband doing the exercises given by Katie in between, we noticed a huge difference, we now have a very happy baby. We could not recommend Katie enough. She put us at ease and explained everything. We will definitely go back to Katie should we have any issues in the future.
Claire Stanton
Claire Stanton
09:03 17 May 22
Verena is amazing. The hip pain and pelvic floor dysfunction I had been working on with a physiotherapist for over a year was relieved almost immediately! I have hEDS and particularly recommend her for those with hypermobility also.
Nat Hollywood
Nat Hollywood
18:02 13 May 22
Verena was absolutely lovely and very gentle with my baby. He was always unusually calm and relaxed by the end of a session. Thoroughly recommend.
Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris
19:15 11 May 22
I use Verena who has been flawless. Got rid of my back pain within a few sessions. Provided expert ongoing advice to increase my strength and mobility. Very response on emails and over the phone for appointments. Highly recommend.
Jack Gawthrop
Jack Gawthrop
18:44 09 May 22
I went to visit Elyse, practically unable to walk. The pain in my knee was unbearable and couldn’t take weight and it felt like I’d done some irreparable damage. Within an hour - she had fixed me and given me some brilliant but short and easy exercises. I can’t recommend her enough
J DG
J DG
14:54 09 May 22
I visited Fulham Osteopaths for a treatment as entering my 3rd trimester of pregnancy has caused me some signifiant back stiffness. I was lucky enough to be treated by Melinda, the owner. I love the passion and nurturing approach she has and the focus on a holistic and natural side of treatment. It felt like she directed my body to find the balance and solve the issues. Instant improvement! I can highly recommend the place. The passion for improving people's lives and high quality customer service is visible from the moment you enter the place. Highly, highly recommended!
Agata Dudo
Agata Dudo
16:58 07 May 22

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