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How to fix scoliosis

How to fix scoliosis

Here’s how to fix scoliosis when you know what’s scoliosis exactly. If you have it, you need to know who can help. By fixing it are you getting rid of curvatures forever or only dealing with pain if there is any. We’re covering it all in one go.

Scoliosis Categories

Scoliosis is any abnormal sideways curvature of the spine measuring at least 10 degrees on an x-ray. Extreme cases of scoliosis can be disabling, causing lung and heart complications. The general categories are structural scoliosis and nonstructural or functional scoliosis.

Structural vs. Nonstructural Scoliosis

Here are two general categories for scoliosis:

  • Structural scoliosis is by far the most common category of scoliosis. It involves spinal rotation in addition to the side-to-side curvature of the spine. This type of scoliosis affects the spine’s structure and is considered permanent unless the spine receives treatment.
  • Nonstructural scoliosis, also known as functional scoliosis, results from a temporary cause and only involves a side-to-side curvature of the spine (no spinal rotation). The spine’s structure is still normal.

When we do an orthopaedic standing exam at Susannah Makram clinics for osteopathy we are looking at the scoliosis curve in motion. If a client with nonstructural scoliosis or functional scoliosis bends forward or lies down, the scoliosis curve will likely disappear for as long as this position is held.
Structural scoliosis is typically considered more serious because it doesn’t straighten out on its own and can potentially result in more spinal deformity.

scoliosis and osteopathy

how to fix scoliosis


Common Causes of Nonstructural Scoliosis

While non-structural scoliosis is relatively uncommon, here are some ways it can occur:

  • Muscle spasms. If a major muscle in the back starts to spasm, the spine can be pulled in one direction and a sideways curve may result.
  • Difference in leg heights. This is when one leg is significantly longer than the other – either by bone length, pelvic positioning (therefore in appearance etc. In either instance a scoliosis curve may be present while standing.
  • Inflammation. This is when an area of the body to one side of the spine or the other starts to become inflamed. Cupping massage with hot and cold therapy can be extremely helpful to reduce inflammation. Where present a scoliosis curve can result. Some possible extreme causes could be of inflammation can be appendicitis or pneumonia.
scoliosis exercise

scoliosis exercise

Scoliosis and Osteopathy

Signs of Scoliosis can include:
• Uneven musculature on one side of the spine
• Rib prominences or prominent shoulder blade, caused by rotation of the rib cage in Thoracic scoliosis (mid back)
• Uneven hips, arms (shoulders) or leg length

How to fix scoliosis that is non structural scoliosis is quite common with osteopathy. We tend to find this with muscle imbalance any way. Sometimes it’s very small and barely noticeable. You can learn about ways to maintain a better posture to keep your functional scoliosis at bay after osteopathic treatment.

Osteopathic approach to scoliosis

Osteopathy can help when looking into how to fix scoliosis. We’re asked how to fix scoliosis without surgery often in clinic. Contact us for your healthy journey outlook for using osteopathy and exercises for scoliosis.
Treating Scoliosis at Susannah Makram Clinics – osteopathy and Scoliosis.

osteopathy and scoliosis

osteopathy and scoliosis

How much does your scoliosis affect your day to day movements and functions? Osteopathy with Susannah can help by reducing inflammation often created by small tears in overused muscle fibres with scoliosis using cupping massage combined with cyrotherapy.

Also, mobilising the thoracic spine (mid back), sternum, ribs, shoulders and associated muscles by gentle but precise traction and stretching.

Working into the fascia to stretch the diagram, and hip muscles, actively and passively to regain lost muscle memory and also lumbar spine. trying to increase the range of movement in both areas.

Reverse scoliosis with exercise

Mobilisation of the pelvis is also be necessary to aid leg length and in turn, help straighten the lower back and further up the spine. This is best when worked into day to day gym or exercise programmes of the client. At Susannah Makram Clinics we personalise dynamic movement strength training according to the client

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Shin Splints

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Shin splints definition

Shin splints are an overuse injury of the origin of the tibialis posterior muscles. There is micro-bleeding at the junction between the bone cover (periosteum) and muscle origin. Our posture before we begin exercising is a springboard to encourage healing. Optimising our posture supports the return from rest to exercise. Then you can establish shin splints recovery. You can supply the missing link between the initial healing stages of an injury like shin splints, normal (or even improved) function and performance. Find out more.

What causes shin splints?

Excessive running with faulty alignment in the lower leg is the most common cause. Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS),  are an overuse injury.

shin splints pain

shin splits pain

Symptoms of shin splints i.e. what you notice

  • Pain – usually on the inside of the shin bone (tibia) extending over a length of 10-20cm. The pain usually comes on gradually and is worse with running.
  • If the pain is a focal pain (i.e. all the pain is over a 1-2cm area) then it is possible you have a stress fracture, rather than periostitis.
  • Compartment syndrome is when the pain is concentrated in the muscles rather than the bone-muscle junction.

Shin splints

For shin pain not shin splints it’s a good idea to attend a consultation and find out if shin splints treatment can work for you.

Investigations required to confirm shin splints

Usually none are required. If a stress fracture is suspected, then an x-ray may confirm this if symptoms have been present for longer than a month. Otherwise, a bone scan or CT scan is needed. Compartment pressure studies can help confirm a diagnosis of compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome occurs when injury causes generalised painful swelling and increased pressure within a compartment. This is up to the point that blood cannot supply the muscles and nerves with oxygen and nutrients.

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Immediate Treatment

  • First aid – an ice pack or ice massage can be helpful after painful activity.
  • Mechanical correction of over-pronating feet is essential. A podiatry referral may be recommended but this depends on the individual.
  • Osteopathy, including myofascial release and a muscle rehabilitation problem
  • Surgery is only required for confirmed compartment syndrome or very severe cases of periostitis lasting many months.

Recovery time

Average recovery time is 2-4 weeks for periostitis, 6-8 weeks for stress fracture and several months for compartment syndrome.
Avoiding reoccurrence is key.

shin splints treatment

shin splints treatment

Recovery sequence, treatment and with osteopathy with Susannah

  • Step 1 Ice packs and osteopathic treatment to correct posture as there will be an overuse mauscle pattern throughout the spine, pelvis and hips as well
  • Step 2 Myofascial release and foot and ankle mobilisation to change movement pattern and aid muscle rehabilitation.
  • Step 3 Continue swimming and cycling, and only restart running, they say after at least two weeks when symptoms have settled but it varies from individual body to body. Starting on grass initially is a good idea.
  • Step 4 Dynamic posture training to enhance running routine and prevent recurrence of injury

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Every individual body will benefit to the maximum when they are advised based on their health history and how shin splints present. Likewise footwear and running shoes.


Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen Shoulder Causes

If you’ve ever wondered “what’s frozen shoulder pain like?” Can I have frozen shoulder treatment at home? You probably need to check in with our osteopath specialist Susannah. Osteopathy with Susannah for frozen shoulder works to reduce pain and improve mobility. The anatomy of the shoulder makes it the most mobile joint of the body. This helps explain the causes of frozen shoulder from an osteopath’s view. At Susannah Makram Clinics London we provide clients with frozen shoulder symptoms, both knowledge and understanding of how symptoms of immobility and pain can be improved.

causes frozen shoulder

causes frozen shoulder

The bones, ligaments and tendons that make up our shoulder joint are encased in a capsule of connective tissue. Frozen shoulder occurs when this capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder joint, restricting its movement. These are the first signs of frozen shoulder.

Doctors aren’t sure why this happens to some people and not to others. Like the frozen shoulder pain down arm query, it’s not straightforward. This is why osteopathy works differently for management of frozen shoulder pain symptoms. We will outline how next. Although Doctors aren’t sure, it’s more likely to occur in people who recently had to immobilise their shoulder for long periods of time e.g. after surgery or upper body fracture. Also, more susceptible to frozen shoulder symptoms are people with a history of diabetes, thyroid disorders, tuberculosis, cardiovascular disease and Parkinsons.

Frozen Shoulder Symptoms

Frozen shoulder symptoms typically develop slowly and in three stages. What are the first signs of frozen shoulder?

  • Freezing shoulder stage: Any movement of the shoulder causes pain and  shoulder range of motion starts to become limited.
  • Frozen shoulder stage: Pain may begin to diminish during this stage. However, the shoulder becomes stiffer. Using the shoulder also at this the frozen shoulder stage becomes more difficult.
  • Thawing stage. Range of shoulder motion shoulder starts to improve.

Each of the the three developmental stages can last a number of months.

frozen shoulder treatment

frozen shoulder treatment

Frozen shoulder treatment

As an osteopath Susannah views the entire body’s interaction with the shoulder. How the shoulder interacts in day to day movements, in stillness or semi stillness i.e. seated postures, as well as sleeping postures. The over and underuse of small muscles and their attachments into the spine and surrounding structures or attachments, such as the rib cage can be manipulated by touch.

With gentle and precise pressure, the diaphragm and accessory muscles of breathing, can be stretched. Tension in the diaphragm can be worked on directly and also the fascial attachments, by alleviating tension throughout the sternum and intercostal musculature. This is according to change  breathing patterns in movement and in rest.

To summarise how Susannah works, it’s by changing posture patterns that contributed to the cause or directly caused the symptoms of frozen shoulder, at any stage. Frozen shoulder treatment at home by giving advise for frozen should exercises is an important part of our care.



frozen shoulder treatment

frozen shoulder treatment


Osteopathy with Susannah Makram for frozen shoulder works because the shoulder’s movement in relation to the body is key to getting long-term results. Osteopathy with Susannah works differently.

Frozen shoulder treatment identifies why the symptoms persist and from where in order to alleviate pain and restore range of movement. Susannah assesses how the body as a whole is reacting to the changes in the shoulder joint affected and whether the frozen shoulder is a reaction to changed movement patterns in the lower limbs, e.g. hips and pelvis; or in breathing mechanisms; or the spine over all. For example, the resting position of the shoulder joint is affected by restrictions in mobility or structural or postural changes in the spine, as well as larger muscle or soft tissue tension or tightness.


Low Back Pain Exercises

Low Back Pain Exercises

Low back pain is common with how to fix back pain being key to living a better life. Easy ways to exercise pain free that you’ve never seen before are part of our programme. The facts on sciatic back pain are covered here. We go over over how to get rid of back pain symptoms that recur while reviewing treatments like cupping, massage, cryotherapy so you can see how with or without spine surgery you can live a better life.

60–80% of people affected at some time in their lives. (1-3) It has a major impact on health and health-related quality of life, diminishing the capacity for standing, walking and sitting. (4,5) 

Research shows pelvic floor exercises in combination with routine treatment provide significant benefits in terms of pain relief and disability over routine treatment alone. Back pain exercises work for certain conditions. As an osteopath we’re focused on treating the body as a whole.

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Pelvic floor exercises back pain

Pelvic Floor Exercises Back Pain

The pelvic floor muscles are closely connected to the back muscles. Weak pelvic floor muscles frequently cause back pain, while poorly developed back muscles and bad posture weaken your pelvic floor. Strengthening the pelvic floor normalises the tone of the surrounding muscle tissue. This may alleviate symptoms of lower back pain as a secondary effect.

The new training method
for your pelvic floor

For back pain

  • Magnetic field therapy to strengthen the musculature
  • Simple and painless training
  • Non-invasive training, meaning: You take a seat on a chair and train in your normal clothing
  • More effective than standard individual training
  • Confirmed by scientific studies
  • Recommended by doctors and therapists
  • Noticeable stimulation of your muscles from the first session
low back pain exercises

low back pain exercises

Pelvic floor exercise

Introducing The New Pelvic Floor Training Chair – Training For A Stronger Pelvic Floor

Approximately 1 in 3 women experience health problems from a weak pelvic floor at some point in their lifetime.  For many years women thought that their incontinence, bladder control and other problems, especially after childbirth, were to be expected and they just had to tolerate them.  They were sometimes either too embarrassed to seek help, or are unaware that there are effective treatments available, and sometimes had to plan their days and journeys around knowing where toilets are located, in order to avoid “accidents”.  Very often we can help these people.

Indications include:

  • Menopause – including non-hormonal treatments and hormone implants
  • Incontinence (bowel weakness, bladder weakness, leaking, prevention)
  • Young mothers (post natal, bladder weakness, increased libido) Female vitality (menopause, cellulite, libido)
  • Male Vitality (increased potency, post- prostatectomy rehabilitation) Back pain (relaxation and posture)
  • Tissue Toning (prevention, strengthening and tissue toning) 
Chelsea Osteopath

Chelsea Osteopath

How does the Pelvic Floor Training Chair work?

The Chair is a new method that trains your pelvic floor and the surrounding muscles effectively.  The holistic concept combines state-of-the-art medical technology with targeted support for independent training.

This new non-invasive treatment treats you with Magnetic field therapy to strengthen the musculature. You sit on the chair and train in your normal clothing, for 20 minutes per session (for a minimum of 4 sessions depending on the programme) with a specialist nurse or physiotherapist. It is more effective than standard individual training and is confirmed by scientific studies and recommended by doctors. You will notice improvement in your muscles from the first session.

FAQ about PelviPower Chair and osteopathy – contact us

Is it true that I don’t have to undress and that treatment does not involve attaching or inserting probes or such like?
How long does it take to notice an improvement in muscle tone? How many training sessions are required before I will notice an improvement?
How long do the effects of treatment last?
Are there any health restrictions? Is there an age limit?
What advantages does pelvic floor training on the PelviPower have compared to classic pelvic floor training?

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Polo Injuries

Polo Injuries

Common polo injuries are: knee injury; shoulder dislocation; other shoulder injury; neck muscle strain and also low back pain. We see clients experiencing these here.
Concussion is not uncommon common, therefore:

Sports injury e.g. polo injuries, require prevention, preparing the body for impact and climate change. These are popular with oversees clients. Physical therapy with Susannah and the team: osteopathy in Knightsbridge and Chelsea includes:

  • Dynamic posture assessment
  • Personalised stability exercise
  • Functional osteopathy

    Body balance is key. What’s your dynamic posture? 

polo injuries

polo injuries

Polo injuries – Low Back Pain

Dynamic posture is key. We optimise musculoskeletal balance of our bodies in motion. As London osteopath Susannah capitalises on her client’s bodies’ strengths. That’s the secret to care before and after polo season.

upper back pain horse riding

upper back pain horse riding

Sports Injury

How we’ll recover from a fall is not coincidence. Neck pain after horseback riding? It’s not purely down to body mechanics and functional movement either. Muscle sprains and strains, small tears in soft tissue, inflammation and pain. Polo injuries and whether they’re followed by neck pain, for example, is something we can change now. Low back pain or knee pain, is totally dependent on our body responses. Our team of specialists include physicians, surgeons, orthopaedic consultants and physical therapists. We look after effects of stress and lifestyle on body health.

So if your not sure if you need an MRI or and X-Ray we’ll tell you. Also, we’ll help you decide on your care pathway. Back pain and neck pain can be secondary to a snowboarding injury.

Functional osteopathy for Polo Season includes:

  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Cranio-sacral Therapy or Cranial Osteopathy
  • Myofacsial stretching and sliding cupping
  • Strain Counter Strain Techniques
  • Controlled Joint traction and mobilisation
  • Gentle Joint Adjustment

Polo injuries: Back pain and neck pain are never normal. As a CHELSEA AND KNIGHTSBRIDGE OSTEOPATH in London, Susannah’s trained to guide you to the safest first step. Contact us.

West End Osteopath

Chelsea Osteopath

Functional nutrition and lifestyle advice makes your Polo season even better. How? Nutrition aids tissue repair. This can be enormously helpful to your sports injury recovery . As a London naturopath, osteopath knowledge of the body and it’s response to environment, trauma and nutrition is key. Our client’s health journey is personalised – contact us.


Why Osteopathy

Back pain

Back pain isn’t the only reason why 30,000++ people every day in the UK visit their osteopath… 6 reasons why below.

(i) What’s the difference between an osteopath, a chiropractor and a physiotherapist?
(ii) Do I need to have back pain to book an appointment with my osteopath?
(iii) Do I need a referral to see my osteopath? (The answer is no!)

why osteopathy

So let’s start at the very beginning! WHY OSTEOPATHY then WHEN OSTEOPATHY.

6 reasons why osteopathy works:

  1. You’ve had a minor injury but it’s now several days later and it isn’t improving
  2. You have ongoing pain and know you’re popping too many pills in order to cope with it
  3. After pregnancy your body is struggling to return to normal and baby is terribly unsettled too
    pregnancy osteopathy

    why osteopathy

  4. You’re in training for a sporting event and you want to perform the best you can and avoid injuries
sports injury osteopathy

sports injury osteopathy


             5. You’ve got a debilitating condition which can’t be cured but is causing you great discomfort
6. You suffer with regular headaches and migraine which makes your life a misery

How does osteopathy work?

To an osteopath, for our body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore our body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.
Why osteopathy? Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Your osteopath may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

So, why osteopathy? Osteopaths are like ‘Pain Detectives’. Highly skilled at working out where the main problem or issue is happening. Osteopaths trace back to the actual cause of the pain and deal with that too.

Why osteopathy at Susannah Makram Clinics ? It’s SAFE. CLINICAL. PRACTICAL. EFFECTIVE. What are Susannah’s colleagues and clients saying about her? 

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Osteopath vs Chiropractor

Should I see a Physio, a Chiropractor or an Osteopath for my pain?

How to fix back pain (today) is the number one enquiry at Susannah Makram Clinics. It starts by choosing the right treatment for your specific back pain. Osteopathy can help reduce symptoms of pain, to restore form and function to the body as a whole.

To an osteopath, for our body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore our body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.
Osteopathy includes touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues. This help our body’s own healing mechanisms.

Posture advice

Posture advice

They may also provide advice on posture, movement work to include dynamic posture, muscle balance, recurring injury prevention.

Exercise prescription in general is a big part of physiotherapy. This works to aid recovery, to regain functionality and movement.

Osteopathy looks at the body as whole. As osteopath in West End and Mayfair, osteopath in Knightsbridge, the way our body moves influences how it functions. Myself and the osteopathic community are naturally inclined to practice functional healthcare or functional physical therapy.
The principles of osteopathy and naturopathy are excellent drives to our total body wellness, when applied using IN THE FOUR PHASES.  Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS.

Lower Back pain

One in three of us will experience low back pain at some point in our lives. Over 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath. They are suffering from a variety of conditions. Clients coming to our Chelsea and Knightsbridge osteopathy clinic  may be pregnant, mothers, or those with work related musculoskeletal strains and sprains. Find the main causes of low back pain here.

We don’t need a referral from our doctor to see our osteopath in London. Typically we’ll be able to book our osteopathy appointment efficiently. Good news when we’re stressed out and in discomfort, affecting our sleep, our performance and mood.

Osteopath appointment quickly

Osteopath appointment quickly

Osteopath vs Chiropractor

Fast Facts about osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy in the UK:


1. NHS
Osteopathy and chiropractic are not available on the NHS in all parts of the country. Even in places where osteopathy is available, there may be limited availability. The same applies for Chiropractic treatment. Many physiotherapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They can work from NHS hospitals, community based organisations, private hospitals and clinics, sports clubs, charities and workplaces

2. Qualifications osteopath
Osteopaths complete a four- or five-year honours degree programme (bachelor’s or master’s). This degree programme involves at least 1,000 hours of clinical training. Some osteopaths are qualified to PhD level.
Qualifications chiropractor
Chiropractors’ 4-year Chiropractic Degree programme ensures completion of bachelor of human science degree completion.
Qualifications physiotherapist
Physiotherapists complete a three-year full-time BSc (Hons) programme.

west end osteopath

west end osteopath

3. NICE Guidelines
There is good evidence that osteopathy is effective for the treatment of persistent lower back pain. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends it as a treatment for this condition.
Currently, (NICE) recommends manual therapy that might include spinal manipulation (as practiced by chiropractors) as a treatment option for persistent lower back pain.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises that manual therapy can be used to treat persistent lower back pain.

4. Legal – Primary Certifying Body
It is illegal to practice osteopathy in the UK unless registered with General Osteopathic Council. To practice chiropractic in the UK unless registered General Chiropractic Council; physiotherapy unless registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Osteopath Chiropractor Physiotherapist

Fast Facts about osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy in the UK:

5.  Osteopathy is one of only two complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) that are regulated under UK law. The other is chiropractic.

6. Chiropractic was founded as a health profession in the US in 1895 by a Canadian called Daniel David Palmer. Palmer practiced magnetic healing. He had no conventional medical training.

7. The earliest documented origins of physiotherapy (physical therapy) as a professional group date back to Per Henrik Ling. ling was the “Father of Swedish Gymnastics.” He founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in 1813 for massage, manipulation and exercise. In 1894 four nurses in Great Britain formed the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

8. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO (August 6, 1828 – December 12, 1917) was the founder of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine in 1874. He was also a physician and surgeon. Still was also an author, inventor, Kansas territorial and state legislator.

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Common Causes Of Back Pain

Low back pain affects 1/3 of us. Back pain isn’t normal. What can we do? Keep reading for common causes of back pain.

What’s osteopathy exactly?

Osteopathy includes treatment techniques that can vary from osteopath to osteopath.
Osteopathy is a safe form of physical therapy. The treatment goal is to optimise movement and restore mobility. This can help REDUCE PAIN intensity. Also, it’s to prevent further injury, which can be debilitating.

Is focus on POSTURE important? OUR dynamic posture is how we move; how we breathe; how we sleep.

What’s the result of physical therapy?

Did you know, in Britain, our BACK PAIN ranks as the leading cause of absence from work?
EVERY DAY 30,00 people in the UK see an OSTEOPATH.
As an osteopath we know there’s a huge difference between your first episode and subsequent episodes of low back pain. 

That’s not all…

What’s the most common cause of back pain?

Just how much chronic back pain are GP surgeries seeing day in, day out? In most cases, commonly, the cause of back pain has been cited as muscle strains or sprains. These are best approached with initial treatment. Initial treatment includes physical therapy or osteopathy.


The diagnosis of sciatica and its management varies within and between countries. (1) The radiating leg pain and related disabilities make this condition highly impactful on quality of life. Exact data on the incidence and prevalence of sciatica is lacking. In general an estimated 5%-10% of patients with low back pain have sciatica. (2)


What is Osteopathy? 


What is osteopathy?

There are four main principles of osteopathy:

  1. The Body is a Unit
  2. Structure governs function
  3. The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance
  4. The Rule of the Artery is Supreme



In 2006, the Department of Health published guidelines entitled The Musculoskeletal Services Framework, to include osteopathy. Musculoskeletal back pain is the bulk of what registered osteopaths treat, on a day-to-day basis.

The osteopathic profession sees that initial screening takes place at first consultation. If necessary, appropriate referral (for further investigation) is made. Osteopathy at Susannah Makram Clinics is not for everybody. Also, not every  is suitable for osteopathic treatment. Not every patient is suitable for all techniques of osteopathy. This relieves the burden on GPs vastly as osteopaths do not need referral in order be clinically safe.

The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) and the British Osteopathic Association                                                       have conducted a standardised data collection (SDC) exercise. The report is available on the NCOR website.

The Royal College of General Practitioners issued guidelines for GP’s, which recommends manipulation. This performed by osteopaths, for the relief of acute low back pain.


The General Osteopathic Council defines osteopathy as: “…a primary care profession, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, and the effects of these conditions on patients’ general health.”

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Your osteopath assesses by medical history taking and physical examination. Orthopaedic physical exam at consultation assesses for muscle strength; nerve function etc.
Gait analysis looks for patterns of dysfunction. At Susannah Makram Clinics we also look for musculoskeletal function. Susannah focuses on dynamic movement – our posture. Finding our posture changes our life.  We help optimise recovery and prevent injury.

Osteopathy (BSc Degree) is a four-year full-time programme.

Modules of study include: Principles of Osteopathy; Anatomy; Physiology; Osteopathic Technique; Soft-Tissue Techniques; Pathology; Nutrition; Diagnosis; Exercise Physiology, Orthopaedics and Traumatology; Psychology; Pathology; Paediatrics; among others.

The clinical teaching, standards and time requirements are the same as for the Masters in Osteopathy.

Functional healthcare relies on working with the best. That’s why Susannah Makram Clinics is established from years of experience. Do your research before you choose your specialist. Your health is your wealth. Invest wisely.

(1) Weinstein JN, Lurie JD, Olson PR, Bronner KK, Fisher ES. United States’ trends and regional variations in lumbar spine surgery: 1992-2003. Spine 2006;31:2707-14.
(2) Younes M, Bejia I, Aguir Z, Letaief M, Hassen-Zroer S, Touzi M, et al. Prevalence and risk factors of disc-related sciatica in an urban population in Tunisia. Joint Bone Spine 2006;73:538-42.

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