osteopathic clinic

Salvatore "Sal" Alu (B.Ost) Osteopath

Since Sal was a child he has always been interested in sport, being active and the human body. He has grown up playing football, taking part in boxing training, going away to Thai boxing training camps in Thailand and has suffered many injuries in the process! These experiences eventually led to him seeing an Osteopath and he was so amazed by its effects that he wanted to help others experience the same feeling.
Today he likes to take it easier but still keeps as active as possible to increase his overall wellbeing and to keep some weight off due to his love of bread and savoury foods! He also remembers as a seven year old collecting the “How My Body Works” book series from the 90’s, only enjoying biology/P.E at school and so he believes his profession is his calling. He continues to learn by helping patients out of pain using an holistic approach including other therapies such as Sports Massage (of which he was a class tutor), Reiki, medical acupuncture and personal training. Also by taking regular CPD courses every year he maintains his registration with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the Royal Osteoporosis Society. 
Since leaving school in 2002 and prior to graduating he worked as a Sports Massage Therapist, Sports Therapist and Personal Trainer. During that time he worked within various settings such as football clubs, health clubs, marathons, schools, physiotherapy and osteopathy clinics across London and Hertfordshire. Since qualifying he gained experience in busy clinics before setting up his own clinic in Winchmore Hill, Enfield in North London. 
From these life and professional experiences over many years, it is likely Sal has either seen or experienced the pain or physical discomfort you are going through. He works hard to really understand your situation, find a solution and to give you the tools to minimise and manage the risk of your condition returning. 

Osteopathy

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.

It 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.

Our patient-centred approach to health and well-being means we 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 we treat.

  • Arthritic pain
  • Circulatory & digestion problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Headache (cervicogenic)
  • Joint pains
  • Lumbago
  • 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
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  • Fees:

    £50 for approximately 30 minutes. 

    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, the osteopath will compile a full case history of your symptoms, as well as asking for information about your lifestyle and diet. The osteopath may also observe you making some simple movements to help them 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 diet and exercise. If the osteopath thinks 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.

Many private health insurance policies provide cover for osteopathic treatment. Please ask us first as we are covered with some inusrance companies but not all. 

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.

Sports Massage & Reiki

Sports Massage helps to prevent injury and stimulates and facilitates healing of injured muscles and tendons. It is not only for athletes but can help anyone who is suffering from muscular or soft tissue tension, aches and pains who likes deeper pressure than a traditional massage. Please wear shorts and a sports bra (if applicable) for comfort.

Reiki is a form of hands on or off healing that was developed in Japan in the early 1900's by Dr Usui and was founded on the understanding of the body's energy system. It is gentle therapy that can be performed through clothing and is often used in hospital, palliative and medical settings.

 

  • Fees

    £45 for approximately 30 minutes 

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

     

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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