Having achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Alessio trained as an Osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy in London. Since graduating he has worked in various multidisciplinary clinics in London and Hong Kong and completed post-graduate training in Classical Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Dry Needling, Paediatrics and Functional Rehabilitation. He is a founding member of the Hong Kong Osteopathic Association. In addition to common musculo-skeletal pain and dysfunctions Alessio has a strong interest in the treatment of systemic medical conditions and constitutional diseases by helping to restore the balance between the structure and function of the body and enhance natural healing mechanisms. Evaluation and treatment are personalised to each individual patient and benefit people in all stages of life, from newborns to the elderly.
What is Osteopathy?
· Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that focuses on the physical framework of the body i.e. the bones, ligaments, muscles and connective tissues. By assessing the condition of the musculo-skeletal system the osteopath will look for areas of weakness, imbalance and strain that may produce local / related pain or impaired function. Sometimes, these regions will result in compromised nerve and/or fluid pathways resulting in pain, poor health and/or function elsewhere in the body.
· An osteopath will not just treat the symptoms but will be looking for the underlying causes of a problem, taking into account the individual, posture, lifestyle and activities.
· Osteopaths diagnose and treat with their hands. They will use a wide variety of techniques such as massage, stretching, articulation and manipulation as well as more subtle techniques including cranial osteopathy.
· Modern day osteopathy combines traditional osteopathic rationale and treatment within a contempory medical framework.
What do we treat?
· Back ache including discal injuries, lumbago and sciatica
· Pelvis, hip, knee, foot pain and problems
· Neck pain, arm pain, whiplash and neuralgia
· Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems including frozen shoulder and tennis elbow
· Muscle spasms, cramps, pins and needles and numbness
· Stress related complaints including neck and shoulder tension
· Postural problems
· Pain associated with arthritis
· Minor sports injuries and strains
Who do we treat?
Anyone from babies suffering birth trauma to arthritic pain in the mature adult. Pregnant and post natal women to athletes with minor sports injuries or those seeking performance enhancement.
The above list is not exhaustive but an illustration of conditions that can be treated. If you are unsure if an osteopath can help you please call the surgery and we will be happy to advise.