Osteopathy is a manual medicine that works on muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. Osteopaths use a combination of movements, stretching, deep tissue massage and joint manipulations to help improve function, reduce pain and enhance recovery. The focus is on the body’s natural ability to heal and restore function.
Osteopaths are trained medical professionals with an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and an understanding of the musculoskeletal system. This allows us to be able to examine the body, assess posture and to be able to diagnose conditions with a high level of expertise. The aim is to always find the root cause of your problem and provide pain relief. Osteopaths will also be able to refer you to another medical professional, should your case be out of our remit.
What to Expect
On your first visit, a full detailed medical case history is taken of symptoms, previous history, diet and lifestyle. The affected area of the body is examined next along with other related structures of the body and an examination of your posture.
This all involves going through some simple movements and palpating muscle tension to reach a diagnosis. The diagnosis will then be discussed with you and your osteopath will suggest a treatment plan.
Who needs osteopathy?
Osteopathy can help people of all ages and in different stages in life, from teenagers to the elderly. Osteopathy works to aid musculoskeletal conditions and helps with injury prevention and recovery.
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If you would like to book an osteopathy appointment with Ankita, you can do this by booking online. Simply choose an available appointment and pay online.
Appointments cost £70 per 50-minute session. If it’s your first appointment with us, enjoy 10% off your first appointment.
Appointments are available on Mondays and Fridays and are held at Studio 2, Battersea Yoga, Kite Yard, Cambridge Road, SW11 4TA. Studio 2 is located on the left of the driveway as you approach Kite Yard. Please arrive on time for your appointment as there is no waiting room for Studio 2. If you do arrive early, you’re welcome to wait inside Studio 1. If there is a class in progress, please wait quietly.
Please note that once booked and paid for, refunds are unavailable. Please give 48 hours’ notice if you are going to miss a session. Appointments that are missed or cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice will be chargeable at 100%. If giving adequate notice, we can reschedule the appointment for the next available time.
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About Osteopath Ankita Desai M.Ost
Ankita graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters of Osteopathy and is a registered osteopath with the general osteopathic council.
After graduation, Ankita promoted osteopathy as a complementary medicine in India. She ran her own clinic in Mumbai and worked in a sports orthopaedic hospital for 2 years, where she also mentored 5th year osteopathy students from Australia who interned in the hospital.
Ankita strongly believes in a holistic and completely tailored approach to treatment. She is passionate about allowing patients to improve, understand and promote self-management of their conditions. She uses a variety of osteopathic techniques ranging from; soft tissue massage, joint manipulation and articulatory techniques including pain free joint movement and muscle energy techniques. She is also certified to provide dry needling and matwork Pilates.
Ankita enjoys working with patients of all ages, with a special interest in sports injuries, neck and upper back conditions, arthritic conditions and pregnancy and postpartum care.
Ankita is registered with Vitality Health. If you hold medical insurance with any other company, please speak to your provider about whether your policy covers treatment with Ankita (GOsC registration number 9008). A receipt for your treatment can be provided on request.