Osteopathy and Acupuncture in Hatfield
Vadim Kalganov – Registered Osteopath (GOsC Reg Number 9976)
Osteopathy – B.Ost (Hons)
Acupuncture- Dip Ac TCM MAcS
Vadim is qualified in both Osteopathy, Acupuncture and further studying towards physiotherapy degree. This unique blend of skills makes him a well-rounded healthcare professional and provides a fast resolution to pain for people of all ages Vadim is very passionate and knowledgeable about health and wellbeing. He specialises in the treatment of chronic unresolving conditions, particularly to the lumbar spine and pelvis. He is a member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the Institute of Osteopathy (previously British Osteopathic Association) and Acupuncture Society.
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What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathic medicine is a drug-free and natural system of healthcare, with an established and recognised approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Osteopaths assess the dynamics of the entire body from restrictions in the spine and pelvic imbalances down to the mechanics of the feet. Osteopaths recognise that the body regularly compensates for these strains, impairing its natural ability to self-heal and regulate a state of health and wellbeing.
As a principle, we believe that providing the body with a good balance between its structure and function, osteopathy can encourage healing of existing problems, prevent future remissions and new complications. This ultimately helps to reduce the pain and inflammation often experienced by patients.
What can Osteopathy help treat?
Osteopaths can help treat and provide relief for a wide range of ailments and conditions. The most common presentation seen in practice is that of lower back pain but patients widely consult osteopaths with sciatica, neuralgia, arthritic pain, sports injuries, muscle tension, frozen shoulder and pregnancy-related issues.
How do Osteopaths treat?
There are numerous osteopathic treatments that can be utilised in practice, tailored to suit each individual patient. These can vary from the gentle craniosacral approach, soft tissue massage, joint articulation, dry needling to the more direct structural manipulations. This takes into account your age, gender, general health, medication, fitness and the diagnosis made.
Certain exercises may also be advised and explained throughout the consultation to aid the efficiency of the treatment and improve long-term posture.
What should I expect?
At the initial consultation, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your presenting ailment, general health and personal/ family medical background.
A full examination will also be carried out to assess your physical condition, which may involve being asked to dress down to your underwear. This helps to provide a more detailed screen of your standing/ sitting posture, palpation of different muscle groups and assessing the mobility of various joints. This enables osteopaths to formulate the correct diagnosis.
You will then generally be asked to remove some of your clothes, normally down to your undergarments, so it is best to wear something suitably comfortable and modest.
Can I bring a friend or relative?
You are welcome to bring a friend or relative into the consultation room. You may also stop the consultation or treatment at any point. Children under the age of 16, who are receiving treatment, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
How long will my treatment be and how many will I need?
The initial consultation usually lasts between 45 minutes– 1 hour, whilst follow-up treatments are normally 30 minutes. Patients commonly require 2 – 6 sessions but some do decide that they would like to have periodic preventative treatments to avoid recurring problems.
What do I do next?
To make an appointment in Hatfield please contact me on 07738493974 or book online
Please arrive in ample time. If for any reason you need to cancel your appointment, no charges will apply providing you give us 24 hours notice.