About Clio

Clio graduated in osteopathy and naturopathy with distinction from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her journey into osteopathy began after her own positive experiences of treatment and the drive to work with others to support optimal health and wellbeing.

Clio treats a wide variety of patients including sports enthusiasts, desk workers, newborns and the elderly. She has undertaken post-graduate studies in cranial osteopathy, osteopathy for babies and Holistic Pelvic CareTM. She is currently specialising in women’s health osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health, enabling her to develop a tailored and integrated approach for pregnant and postnatal women.

Clio utilises a range of treatment modalities in her sessions, including structural, visceral, functional and cranial osteopathy, that she adapts for each individual to help their body back into balance.

Clio has a background in contemporary dance and capoeira, and is also a trained yoga teacher, all of which she draws on to tailor her movement and exercise prescriptions for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Advice on nutrition and lifestyle is also offered where needed.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Osteopathy

What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of detecting, treating and preventing health problems using hands on techniques tailored to each patient.

These techniques might include movement, pressure, stretching, manipulation and massage with a focus on joints, muscles and other connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and fascia.

By affecting the nervous, circulatory and immune systems osteopathy assists the body’s healing response and helps bring the body back into balance.

The more balance and ease in our bodies and our movements the less energy needed in order to function which helps improve overall health and vitality.

What can I expect at a treatment?

What can I expect at a treatment?
An initial osteopathic consultation is 60 minutes and includes a detailed case history, a thorough assessment and some treatment. Treatments are tailored for each patient and may be supported by advice on lifestyle, nutrition, posture, movement and exercises to help improve and maintain range of movement, flexibility and strength.

Follow-up treatments last 30 to 60 minutes. The number of treatments often depends on how long the problem has been there and how severe it is. Two to three treatments are often sufficient for straightforward conditions but it can be beneficial to have a longer series of treatments for longer standing ailments and preventative health care.

What kind of things do osteopaths treat?

What kind of things do osteopaths treat?
People visit osteopaths with a wide variety of symptoms – we don’t just treat backs!

Osteopathy is helpful for many different conditions including joint pain, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, digestive problems, stress and tension headaches, circulation problems, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, sports injuries, muscles spasms, general tension and migraine prevention.

Holistic Pelvic Care

What is Holistic Pelvic CareTM?
Holistic Pelvic CareTM (HPC) is a therapy developed from 25 years of work, research and hands-on practice by Tami Lynn Kent, a women’s health physiotherapist based in Portland, Oregon and author of ‘Wild Feminine’, ‘Mothering from your Centre’ and ‘Wild Creative’.

HPC involves gentle internal massage of the pelvic floor muscles and fascia alongside attending to emotional holding patterns in the pelvic bowl using dialogue, visualisation, breath-work and abdominal contact. Treatments help re-balance the pelvic floor and increase blood flow to pelvic organs, which can improve problematic symptoms.

What can I expect at a treatment?

What can I expect at a treatment?
An initial HPC consultation is 90 minutes and includes a detailed case history, discussion of treatment aims, basic introduction to female pelvic anatomy using a skeletal model, a pelvic floor assessment and treatment. The pelvic muscles are assessed intravaginally during a pelvic ‘squeeze’ like a Kegel / pelvic floor exercise. This is done with a gloved, lubricated finger inserted in the vagina. Pelvic muscle engagement, trigger points, tension and pain patterns are noted.

The assessment is followed by a treatment to balance the pelvis. Techniques include intravaginal massage with myofascial release and trigger point work assisted by breath-work and visualisation tools for both physical and energetic balance. Follow-up sessions are 45 minutes and begin with a brief re-assessment and then focus primarily on treatment. The pelvic massage is gentle and respectful, following the lead of the body. It should never hurt and the response of a woman’s body guides the depth and direction of the hands-on work. Though gentle, the effects are profound and women often notice a change with even one session.

The number of treatments depends on the extent of a woman’s symptoms and how long she has been having them. Three sessions are usually recommended to restore basic pelvic balance.

What kind of things do Holistic Pelvic Care practitioners treat?

What kind of things do Holistic Pelvic Care practitioners treat?
HPC is for women of all ages to address pelvic symptoms, enhance general wellness, improve pelvic floor tone, prepare for pregnancy or heal after birthing. Any pelvic imbalance can be improved by hands-on pelvic care such as urinary leakage, uterine prolapse, pelvic muscle weakness, pelvic pain, and pain with intercourse. Treatments can help women reconnect with their pelvic space, feminine energy and natural cycles.

Can I have treatment when I’m pregnant?

Can I have treatment when I’m pregnant?
Internal pelvic work is not done during pregnancy but the process of healing after childbirth is greatly assisted by HPC and any imbalances that may have occurred during pregnancy or birth can be addressed early on. Six weeks post-partum is a good time to begin but it can be useful months, even years, after birth.

What if I have a caesarean birth?

What if I have a caesarean birth?
Women who have had a caesarean birth will benefit from HPC as well, with fascial work directly to the caesarean mark and internal work to address the imbalances caused by any prolonged vaginal birth attempt.

Rosebery Practice

40 Rosebery Avenue
Clerkenwell
London EC1R 4RX

Wednesdays 10-2
Thursdays 3-8

Osteopathy fees:
£85  – 60 minute consultation (initial assessment and treatment)
£85 – 45 minute follow-up treatment

Fix London Fields (from March 2020)

199 Richmond Rd
London E8 3NJ

Wednesdays 4-8
Thursdays 8-1

Osteopathy fees:
£80 – 60 minute consultation (initial assessment and treatment)
£80 – 60 minute follow-up treatment
£53 – 30 minute follow-up treatment

Fix East Village (from March 2020)

11 Penny Brookes Street
Stratford
London E20 1BN

Fridays 2-5
Alternate Saturdays 10-4

Osteopathy fees:
£80  – 60 minute consultation (initial assessment and treatment)
£80  – 60 minute follow-up treatment
£53 – 30 minute follow-up treatment

Holistic Pelvic Care Treatments

(available at all three clinics)

Holistic Pelvic CareTM fees:
£140 – 90 minute consultation (initial assessment and treatment)
£90 – 45-60 minute follow-up treatment

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