Osteopathy, Acupuncture , Hypnotherapy, NLP, Colon Hydrotherapy
- South West London, Thornton Heath, Norbury, Croydon, Streatham, Crystal Palace.
Up to date Department of Health advice about COVID-19
We have carefully considered all official advice, performed a thorough risk assessment and have re-opened our clinic in line with Government Guidelines.
Please first check yourself or members of your household for signs of coronavirus.
high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you or a member of your household have symptoms please do not attend, instead ring 111 for advice and appropriate medical care.
We have reduced client appointments, arranged social distancing and provide hand-washing upon arrival. We use paper barriers and thoroughly clean treatment rooms between each patient visit. All staff wear PPE consistent with government advice, regularly wash their hands and monitor their own health.
Please attend alone and enter the building from at the time of your appointment. You will be asked to wash your hands and proceed directly to the treatment room. If you require an assistant, they are welcome to our facilities but we ask that they minimize their presence in the clinic. Please exit the clinic as soon as possible after your appointment to make way for our next patient arrival.
Our ‘at risk’ patients (over 70, health condition, weakened immune system) are welcome to phone us for advice. If you do require a treatment, we will make special arrangements for you to have minimal possible contact and exposure.
While we are taking every precaution to limit your exposure to coronavirus, we cannot of course guarantee that there is no risk as a result of attending our clinic for treatment.
Wishing you safety and health as we all move through this extraordinary time.
68 Melfort Road
Telephone 0208 684 3888
Mobile: 079 664 537 96
Email: [email protected]
Natural Solutions Practice is located in Thornton Heath, Croydon. The practice has been established for twenty eight years . It is within easy access from neighbouring areas, such as South West London, Norbury, Streatham, Selhurst, Crystal Palace, South Norwood, West Norwood, Croydon .
The practice is owned by registered Osteopath and Naturopath Salome Olivia.
When possible, our priority is to get you better with the minimum number of treatments, by applying a wealth of knowledge and experience.
If, for instance, you are experiencing persistent low back pain after sitting in front of a computer all day, then assessment of the spine and posture helps to identify the cause.
Office furniture can affect the way you move or not move. Taking small breaks away from the desk and stretching can prevent a situation from becoming chronic. We use a prescription exercise with a link to You Tube to help you back to normal.
Strictly speaking, Osteopaths do not treat specific conditions. We treat the person by assessing the body structure and related parts to find the cause, and when possible, regain your movements and be free of pain. If for example, you have been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder, it means you can't lift your arm freely above chest level or eye level. You are having difficulty dressing or combing your hair.
Osteopathic assessment looks not just at the shoulder joint but, other associated structures, such as the neck, because the nerves to the shoulder and arm come from the neck. The thoracic spine is examined because there are links to the shoulder through the shoulder blade; muscles from the upper back, the so called rotator cuff comes from the back to attach to the humerus or arm bone. It is interesting to note that thirteen muscles attach to the upper arm bone, and any movement increased or decreased is going to affect the way the shoulder moves and functions. In front, the collar bone, a breast bone, also links to the shoulder through muscles and ligaments. Far away parts of the body can affect how the shoulder moves and functions. For example, a difference in leg length results in a short leg, (often seen after hip or knee replacements). When looking in front of a mirror, one shoulder level appears higher. If found, we aim to balance the short or long leg to help the shoulder. So, a frozen shoulder usually presents with its own peculiarities, and we do our best to help.
This analogy can be applied to any joint or part of the body, and that is the difference between seeing just the shoulder or the bigger picture.
If you have the following , we can assess, and if indicated treat:
Location & Opening Times
Natural Solutions is within easy reach by bus and train, in Thornton Heath on the north side of Croydon in Surrey. Thornton Heath train station is about four minutes' walk from the practice. From Thornton Heath station, trains run to Victoria, London Bridge and East and West Croydon.
Directions if coming by train: From Thornton Heath train station, turn right, pass Iceland, then the fishmonger. Melfort Road is at the next corner, at the mini-roundabout. Walk for about 3 minutes to the next junction with Brook Road. Natural Solutions is at the corner, by the zebra crossing.
If you are travelling from central London: Take the train from Victoria, usually platform 11. It takes about 20 minutes to reach Thornton Heath. Look for the train to East or West Croydon via Norbury.
If you are travelling from London Bridge: Take the train to East or West Croydon via Norbury. Journey time about 20 minutes.
The Northern Line tube station stops at Balham, change here for the train going towards Croydon via Norbury. Alight at Thornton Heath
Buses: Number 50 stops in front of the practice, Brook Road stage, This bus services Stockwell, Streatham and central Croydon.
Bus number 198 goes to central Croydon, Shirley and West Wickham.
Bus number 250 goes to Central Croydon, Streatham and Brixton.
Bus number 450 for Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace and Sydenham.
PARKING: Free of charge on Melfort Avenue, by the park, two minutes' walk away.
Pay and display: Brook Road by the corner of the practice is only £0.75 for 2 hours, same fee on Belle Vue Park.