Osteopathy is an established system of manual therapy that focuses on the structure and function of the body and it's relationship to the health of the individual.
It emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body and recognizes the body's ability to heal itself; it is the role of the osteopathic practitioner to facilitate that process.
Osteopathy offers unique benefits to our animal patients in that it can be used to improve and correct postural problems and to identify and influence points of imbalance in the physical structure of the body. In practical terms, gentle and sensitive manipulation is used to ease points or areas of pain or restriction in movement.
Developed originally in the late 19th century in America by Dr Andrew Still, Osteopathy is now recognised as part of the medical mainstream, to the point where osteopaths in the UK now have the same legal status as doctors and dentists. Both Nadine and Andrew are actively involved in the teaching and training of osteopaths working with animals, both at the European School of Osteopathy and at post graduate level at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Please note that osteopathic treatment can only be carried out provided that the animal has first been seen by a veterinary surgeon who has diagnosed the condition and decided that it should be treated by osteopathy under his or her direction.
In practice this means that either one of our vets has recommended it, or if you usually go to another clinic, your vet has referred your pet to us for osteopathic treatment. This is very easy to arrange - if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask by calling us on 0207 723 0453.
Nadine Hobson holds osteopathy clinics every Tuesday between 14:00 - 16:00
Please phone the clinic, on 020 7723 0453, to arrange an appointment.
What are the benefits of Veterinary Homeopathy?
Homeopathic remedies are natural, prepared from extremely small quantities of herbs, minerals and animal products. They are easy to administer either as liquids, small pills or powders.
Veterinary homeopathy is without side effects. It is safe in all species and for all ages, including during pregnancy or lactation. Homeopathic remedies are tested and proved on humans. There is no laboratory animal experimentation.
Veterinary homeopathy can be used to manage both acute and chronic conditions and it can be prescribed alongside conventional treatment. Homeopathy treats the patient, not the symptom.
Homeopathic treatment appears to stimulate the body's own healing ability, and does not suppress symptoms or signs of disease. It is sometimes used to antidote the side effects of conventional medicines and vaccinations, and may be prescribed for various conditions which appear to be inherited.
Homeopathic consultations at the Hyde Park Veterinary Centre are with Lise Hansen MRCVS. They involve a review of the past medical history, detailed questioning about the current symptoms and behaviour of the patient and a full physical examination. The first consultation typically lasts around 60 minutes and costs £176.00 (including VAT). The cost of homeopathic treatment is covered by most pet health insurance companies.
Lise qualified as a vet in 1994. She qualified as a veterinary homeopath in 1999. For more information click on Lise Hansen
To make an appointment please phone the clinic on 020 7723 0453