Justin Owen Balham Osteopathy Practice

About Us

The Balham Osteopathic Practice has been providing relief from back pain, sports injuries, headaches, and many other conditions for the people of Balham for several years. Located in the heart of Balham, we provide treatment for adults, children, and babies at times that are convenient in a calm, peaceful, and reassuring environment.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of natural medicine that uses a number of manual techniques to identify stress, strain, and dysfunction within the human body. Osteopathy aims to re-establish the inherent healing power that the body possesses through gentle manipulation and movement of the joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Through improvement in the physical structure of the body, improvements in function are also made, affecting all the systems of the body, from nerve conduction, respiration, digestion, and general levels of vitality.

Is Osteopathy right for me?

At the Balham Osteopathic Practice, we treat people, not conditions, and recognise that the circumstances of each patient are unique to them and only treat when we have made a thorough assessment and diagnosis of their problem.

Treatment of children and babies

Cranial osteopathy is effective in the treatment of many conditions and has become increasingly associated with the treatment of infants and children whose delicate systems respond rapidly to this very gentle, non-invasive therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Osteopathy for Children

Pregancy, babies and children

Osteopathy can be very useful with helpful aches and pains that arise during pregnancy, especially during the final trimester as... Read More

osteopathy for all ages

What ages do you treat?

We treat all ages, from new born to the very elderly. Just as every person is different, the treatment options... Read More

acupuncture at balham osteopathy

How does acupuncture work?

Our osteopaths are trained in medical acupuncture, also called dry needling. This is similar to, but not the same as,... Read More

osteopathy or chiropractor

What is the difference between osteopathy and chiropractic?

Chiropractors and osteopaths have a degree of overlap, especially in terms of spinal manipulation techniques (the ‘clicking’). Read More

osteopathy hands

What is the difference between osteopathy and physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists tend to focus just on the musculoskeletal system, whereas an osteopath is more holistic, taking into consideration lifestyle factors... Read More

what is the clicking?

What is the ‘clicking’?

One of the more common questions we get asked is about joint manipulation - the clicking technique we do to... Read More