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Dianna specialises in back pain, joint pain, and Cranial Osteopathy for people of all ages from infants and children to the elderly. She uses various osteopathic approaches from gentle cranial osteopathy and rebalancing techniques to more robust techniques such as joint mobilisation and soft tissue work depending on the situation.
Osteopathy is not only a way of treating bad backs and painful joints, it is a hands-on approach that works with the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate.
So why do you need an osteopath if the body is self-healing?
Sometimes you take your body into extremes (too much lifting and twisting, too many hours slouching at a computer, too much force in that football tackle or car accident) and then the body finds it difficult to make the necessary correction on its own. Your osteopath can diagnose the problem and help you and your body to recover.
Common problems include, back pain, gut problems (such as IBS), headaches, injuries and pregnancy related issues. The Osteopath doesn’t focus only on the ailment, rather, supports the health of the whole body through improved blood circulation, calming the nervous system and reducing inflammation.
ADVICE AND SUPPORT AROUND COVID 19
SELF HEALING and maintaining a HEALTHY SELF during an enforced lifestyle-change!
ACHES, PAIN and INJURIES, carry on, even when our activities are limited.
Touch is really important for our health and well being and as an osteopath used to working with other people’s bodies to reduce pain, realign sore joints and encourage better mobility, I thought I’d offer some information and support on self-help, and specific exercises and remedies to do at home for different parts of the body.
Please visit my Easy Home Exercises page for some diagrams on easy exercises to relieve pain. There are also some self-help ideas for rehabilitation after a bout of flu/COVID19/respiratory compromise, that involve gentle stretches and exercises to improve movement of the ribs and drainage of the chest.
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All the best, stay well and contact me with ideas or comments if you try these ideas and they help.
Dianna has been a registered Osteopath since 1994, she is currently based in Totnes, Devon.
Since graduating from the College of Osteopaths, Dianna established her own practice in Crouch End / Muswell Hill, North London, where she practiced for 27 years, She has also been teaching at the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy in the UK and abroad since 2004.
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"Dianna kindly had a video call with me and my 3-month-old baby during lockdown. Her warmth and friendliness made the experience really enjoyable. She asked lots of questions about our baby and his birth and gave us some great exercises/activities to do with him which he is really enjoying.
The call made me think about how I can support him to move in different ways and release any tensions in his body throughout our daily routines. I'm looking forward to booking in a face to face session with Dianna when lockdown is over!".
Z. Ives, Phone Consultation