Who is the Osteopath?

Hello my name is Salvatore "Sal" Alu and I am an Osteopath and owner of the Osteopathy clinic. Since l was a child, I have always been interested in sport, being active and the human body. Along with my desire to have a job where I could help people I inevitably graduated as an Osteopath.   
Prior to this, I qualified in sports massage therapy, sports therapy, teaching, reiki, tapping and strapping, medical acupuncture, nutrition and personal training. During this time, I worked as a Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist And Sports Massage Tutor within various settings such as football clubs, health clubs and centres, marathons, massage schools, physiotherapy and osteopathy clinics.
Since graduating, I gained years of experience as an associate Osteopath in busy osteopathy, physiotherapy and podiatry clinics before setting up my own clinic in Winchmore Hill, Enfield.
Over the last twenty years, it is likely I have seen or experienced the pain or injury you have. I am passionate about using element all the broad range of disciplines I have studied and always work hard to really understand your situation, find a solution and to minimise the risk of your condition returning.
In my spare time I like to exercise, watch football and also I have just taken up golf!

What is Osteopathy and what does it treat?

Osteopathy is 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.

Using many of the procedures applied in conventional medical assessment, osteopaths seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.

It is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal, and osteopathic care focuses on manipulation, massage, stretching and strengthening of the musculoskeletal system to treat existing conditions and to prevent pain.

My patient-centred approach to health and well-being means I consider symptoms in the context of the patient's full medical history, as well as their lifestyle and personal circumstances. This holistic approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.

Listed below you can find the common joint and muscle conditions that Osteopaths treat.

  • Arthritis
  • Circulatory & digestion problems
  • Foot pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Headache (cervicogenic)
  • Joint pains
  • Lower back pain
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatic pain/Sciatica
  • Shoulder& elbow pain
  • Tennis / golfers elbow
  • Tension and inability to relax
neck pain winchmore hill
  • Fees:

    £50

    BHPGC Members receive a 10% discount. 

    Please note: Cancellations made within 24 hours notice of the scheduled appointment will be subject to a charge. 

Qualifications

  • Osteopathy Degree B.Ost (HONS)
  • Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy Diploma BTEC Level 5
  • Personal Training Diploma Level 3
  • Grecian Reiki Levels 1-4
  • CHEK Holisitc Lifestyle Coach
  • Medical Acupuncture Certificate

FAQs

Osteopathy is 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. Using many of the diagnostic procedures applied in conventional medical assessment, osteopaths seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal, and osteopathic care focuses on strengthening the musculoskeletal systems to treat existing conditions and to prevent illness. Osteopaths' patient-centred approach to health and well-being means they consider symptoms in the context of the patient's full medical history, as well as their lifestyle and personal circumstances. This holistic approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.

At the first consultation, I will compile a full case history of your symptoms, as well as asking for information about your medical history. I may also observe you making some simple movements to help me make a diagnosis. You will usually be asked to remove some clothing near the area of the body to be examined before treatment commences which may be done through clothing if preferred.

Osteopathy is a 'package' of care that includes skilled mobilising and manipulative techniques, reinforced by guidance on exercise. If I think that your condition is unlikely to respond to osteopathic treatment, you will be advised about how to seek further care. Osteopaths are skilled in diagnostic techniques and trained to identify when a patient needs to be referred to a GP.

Most patients 'self refer' to an osteopath for treatment. Although referral by a GP is not necessary, patients are encouraged to keep both their GP and osteopath fully informed, so that their medical records are current and complete and the patient receives the best possible care from both healthcare practitioners.

I am not covered with insurance companies. However, many companies offer employees their money back for Osteopathy treatments if you provide them with a receipt. 

side view, two young man, 20-29 years old, sports physiotherapy indoors in studio, photo shoot. Strong Physiotherapist hard massaging relaxed patient neck back side, with his elbow.

Medical Acupuncture and Kinesiology Taping

Western Medical Acupuncture is a pain management modality involving the insertion of fine needles. It is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and
pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.

At Regain Health Osteopathy Clinic it is used as an adjunct to Osteopathy treatments where necessary and is included in the price.

For more information on Medical Acupuncture please click on:

Ref: https://www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk/

 

Kinesio Taping is a healing technique using latex free hypoallergenic tape to microscopically lift the skin. This is said to reduce pain, facilitate the lymphatic drainage promote post-surgical healing, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and can assist the body’s natural healing process.

At Regain Health Osteopathy Clinic it is used as an adjunct to Osteopathy treatments where necessary and is included in the price.

For more information on Kinesio Taping please click on:

https://kinesiotaping.com/about/what-is-the-kinesio-taping-method/

 

Thank you to Sal Alu for his work with our players, they loved you, Osteopathy treatment was dedicated and committed. I would have no problem recommending you. Pleasure working with you X

Micky Hazard

Tottenham Hotspur F.C Legend- UEFA Cup and F.A Cup Winner

Sal does an amazing job, he helped me recover a few times very friendly and professional definitely recommend!

Mehmet Cetin

Restaurant Owner

Sal treated me after surgery I had for a footballers ankle injury, he understood the condition and treated me quicker than I expected without re injuring it I would recommend him to anyone.

Jernade Meade

Footballer, ex Arsenal FC and Swansea City player

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