The Harrison Clinic

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Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the physical well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Treatment is direct and results are usually experienced quickly. Osteopath'... Read More

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the physical well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Treatment is direct and results are usually experienced quickly.

Osteopath's work with the structure and function of the body to restore a state of equilibrium and balance. Osteopaths use manipulation, stretching and soft tissue mobilisation to increase joint range of motion and stability, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood supply and stimulate nerve function. They also provide advice on posture and prescribe rehabilitation programs to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Cranial osteopathy is a natural approach to healthcare for all life’s stages. It recognizes the importance of the subtle mechanics at work in the head and their profound influence on the health of the whole body.
The treatment is very gentle and effective, making this technique suitable for the care of babies and children. It may appear that the osteopath is doing nothing more than placing their hands on the patient, when in fact a variety of complex techniques are being used.

Care of children at The Harrison Clinic is deliberately relaxed. Our practitioners do not wear white coats and the treatment room is warm and inviting with lots of toys around.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a evidence based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. and rehabilitation. Physiotherapy can benefit people at all life stages. Physiotherapists commonl... Read More

Physiotherapy is a evidence based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.

At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. and rehabilitation.

Physiotherapy can benefit people at all life stages. Physiotherapists commonly work with back pain, joint pain and soft tissue injuries. Physio's can help with acute injuries, manage the physical aspects of long-term medical condition such as asthma as well as help women preparing for childbirth. Physio's are also excellent in helping sports people recover from injury, stay injury free and perform to their maximum.

Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for any age group and for all your exercise needs. Whether you are recovering from an injury, you want to increase your flexibility and strength or you want to better your technique at other sports by using your body more efficiently Pilates can help you. It also helps to prevent injury, and helps to tone your body, or recondition your body after pregnancy.

At the Harrison Clinic we are now offering one to one Pilates lessons with a qualified Physiotherapist with special interest in Pilates and Qualified in APPI Pilates (Australian Physiotherapist in Pilates Institute). With a one to one Pilates session you can ensure that you are doing exercises that are correct for you, suitable to your own specific needs. With individual care and attention you can be sure that you are performing the exercises correctly, which will lead to you seeing improvements more quickly.

It is important to build a good technique from the beginning, then allowing you to progress with ease and confidence in to the higher level exercises. It is a form of exercise that starts with engaging the core muscles, these include the transversus abdominus, pelvic floor and diaphragm muscles and then build on this core contraction to add in resistance and load to strengthen the core and condition the body.


Sports Massage/Soft Tissue & Pilates

Sports massage & soft tissue therapy is focused upon both consultation and treatment. A thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology means that the source of pain can be pin pointed and then treated with the appropriate massage therapy. In the sports world it is used proactively to prevent injury. Sports massage & soft tissue therapy combines general and deep tissue manipulation with var... Read More

Sports massage & soft tissue therapy is focused upon both consultation and treatment. A thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology means that the source of pain can be pin pointed and then treated with the appropriate massage therapy. In the sports world it is used proactively to prevent injury.

Sports massage & soft tissue therapy combines general and deep tissue manipulation with various forms of stretching techniques to improve muscle health and performance. The treatment is direct and results are experienced quite quickly.

The treatment of sports injuries is the area most people naturally associate with remedial massage but it is also used very successfully in the treatment of a broad range of conditions. Patients of all ages with a wide variety of problems benefit from sports massage.

Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for any age group and for all your exercise needs. Whether you are recovering from an injury, you want to increase your flexibility and strength or you want to better your technique at other sports by using your body more efficiently Pilates can help you. It also helps to prevent injury, and helps to tone your body, or recondition your body after pregnancy.

At the Harrison Clinic we are now offering one to one Pilates lessons with a qualified Physiotherapist with special interest in Pilates and Qualified in APPI Pilates (Australian Physiotherapist in Pilates Institute). With a one to one Pilates session you can ensure that you are doing exercises that are correct for you, suitable to your own specific needs. With individual care and attention you can be sure that you are performing the exercises correctly, which will lead to you seeing improvements more quickly.

It is important to build a good technique from the beginning, then allowing you to progress with ease and confidence in to the higher level exercises. It is a form of exercise that starts with engaging the core muscles, these include the transversus abdominus, pelvic floor and diaphragm muscles and then build on this core contraction to add in resistance and load to strengthen the core and condition the body.

Callum attended the British School of Osteopathy, London where he graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy. He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Callum has gained experience in several clinics, treating a broad range of patients from the very sedentary to elite athletes. He has post graduate training in medical acupuncture and sports taping.

Callum thoroughly enjoys all aspects of his work and has a particular interest in sports injuries and chronic neck and back pain.

Callum has a background in multiple sports, including rugby and athletics. He holds particular interests in strength training and in practising yoga.

Callum attended the British School of Osteopathy, London where he graduated with a Masters degree... Read More

Nathan obtained his M Ost degree in osteopathy from Swansea university and also has further qualifications in instrument assisted soft tissue (IASTM), Kinesiology taping and combined Sports & rigid taping.

Alongside his studies Nathan has worked in care helping children with a wide range of complex needs giving him a greater understanding of the importance of individuals having the right support for their needs in any context and reinforcing his desire to help others receive the right care. As part of his studies Nathan has undertaken extensive research centred around the Autonomic nervous system with the goal of developing new approaches in reducing pain and treating bodily dysfunction, this research has provided the base of his treatment approach.

Throughout his studies Nathan has worked as a student osteopath in multiple clinics focussing on pregnancy, sports injuries, chronic pain and general complaints.

Outside of studies Nathan has a background in multiple sports competing in combined Mixed martial arts including Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu jitsu and Thai boxing.

Nathan obtained his M Ost degree in osteopathy from Swansea university and also has further quali... Read More

Gemma completed her Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage at the Oxford School of Sports Massage in 2016.

She has a wealth of experience working with clients who are struggling with pain and tension, or who need help with rehabilitation from soft tissue injuries. Gemma has previously worked with the Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club, as well as rugby players, triathletes, ultra-marathon runners, obstacle course racers and many others both young and old to reduce their pain, restore or maintain movement and support a safe return to their activities.

Gemma is qualified to teach both Pilates and Hypopressives. She has a particular interest in post natal rehabilitation, working with new mums to restore their core and pelvic floor following the stresses of pregnancy and the follow on strains to the body from caring for a new baby. She combines soft tissue work with Pilates and breathing based postural exercises to help with conditions such as diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles), urge and stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Gemma is a keen mountain climber; she has reached the summit of Kilimanjaro and trekked to Everest Base Camp. She is also a competitive ballroom dancer, and has a young toddler son to keep her on her toes when she isn’t on the dance floor!

Gemma completed her Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage at the Oxford School of Sports... Read More

Juliet graduated from the European School of osteopathy in 2009. She has comprehensive training in cranial and paediatric osteopathy and is presently studying child mental health with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Juliet is passionate about providing excellent care for children and adults and draws on osteopathic education as well as broader thinking, particularly on the relations between mind and body. She is curious of how our bodies have their unique stories, and seeks to explore ‘what is causing what and why?’

Outside of the clinic room, Juliet loves walking and dancing. She finds joy in peaceful moments as well as the hustle and bustle of life.

Juliet graduated from the European School of osteopathy in 2009. She has comprehensive training i... Read More

Peter holds a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and has a wealth of experience working with musculoskeletal complaints and sports rehabilitation including back and neck pain, peripheral joint complaints and general aches and pains.

He is currently combining his private clinics with his NHS work where he is part of a multidisciplinary team who deal with a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions and presentations. Peter has experience working with elite athletes being physiotherapist to Polish national Canoe team at the World Championships in 2019.

He uses a variety of techniques heavily basing his approach on manual therapy and personalised exercise prescription in order to address the body in a holistic manner.

Outside of work Peter was once a Parkour athlete and starred in an international commercial and various shows. Nowadays his approach to training and keeping fit is slightly more conservative focusing on weightlifting and long-distance running.

Peter holds a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and has a wealth of experience working with muscul... Read More

Melina has over 25 years’ experience as an Osteopath and fitness instructor and has been director of her own physical health clinic in Berkshire since 2003. Her busy clinic see’s hundreds of patients every week. Melina works both in clinic and virtually with patients delivering consultations, treatments and rehabilitation programs. She also lectures and delivers workshops on physical health and runs health retreats in America and the UK. She collaborates with New York Times bestselling author Sophie Uliano to create and co-host the Hello Gorgeous retreats in Miami and California.

Melina has worked with thousands of patients with injuries and dysfunctional physical health. This wealth of clinical experience leads Melina to focus her work on dedicated quick recovery times and prevention programs to prevent reoccurrence. Melina also helps clients develop healthy habits in order to upscale their physical health on a permanent basis.

Melina is an international competitive ballroom dancer and understands the need for optimal physical health. In her 50’s she continues to push her physical abilities with acute awareness of trying to stay injury free.

Melina has over 25 years’ experience as an Osteopath and fitness instructor and has been director... Read More

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The Harrison Clinic, Bridge Farm, Reading Road, Arborfield, Reading, RG2 9HT
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