Background

Background:

Are you in pain and in Central London and need a practitioner with over 30 years experience in practice?

I’m Harry Phillips, based solely from home in Swiss Cottage since 2016 you may know me from having worked in Covent Garden for the previous 25 years, I’m just moments from Swiss Cottage tube station a short distance from Finchley Road, Finchley Road Frognal and South Hampstead Stations close to local bus routes and within 2 miles of Baker Street.

As a mature student, I trained for 4 years at the British School of Osteopathy London graduating D.O. In 1989.

Having graduated in July 1989 I worked as a locum in a number of practices in and around London whilst establishing my own practice within The Jubilee Hall Sports Centre Covent Garden and latterly at Amadeus House Floral Street Covent Garden.

I was known to many simply as ‘the guy down the corridor at The Jubilee’ or ‘Harry the Back’ I believe an affectionate nickname!

Popular with dancers, and keen exercisers, restaurant industry staff as well as people working in the theatres and offices in and around Central London suffering with back, neck, muscular and joint pain.

Local residents, tourists and patients who chose to travel often from far afield to seek out my particular brand of treatment most patients find me through word of mouth recommendation.

For over 30 years, I have treated all types of shapes, sizes, ages, and professions.

From Window Cleaners to Royalty.

World champion sports men and women or those who enjoy keeping fit as well as reluctant exercisers, ballet dancers or first time salsa participants, professional opera singers or those guilty of liking to sing in the shower I have seen them all!

The bulk of my work has centered around the ‘fit and healthy’ who have felt something ‘go’ or ‘go wrong!’.

‘Sadly some people simply seem to be more prone to back pain’.

Office workers, barristers and solicitors, graphic designers and those in TV and theatre, or sales and media and the restaurant industry often seem to ‘suffer for their work’.

I have had a long association with some of the best known restaurants in London and I’m still contacted regularly by their staff who all seem to know of ‘Harry’s hands’ when things get hot in the kitchen or backs get strained turning tables

…….‘osteopathic principles and treatment can be applied to one and all regardless of the individual’s age or the condition they suffer’

‘some symptoms like some people will respond better to treatment and I would say that a patient should know within three sessions if osteopathy or this particular osteopath is right for you……’

The first session starts with a case history and examination.

Once a diagnosis has been reached, treatment can include massage and joint manipulation. Advice on posture, ergonomics, exercise, diet and lifestyle. These things are equally important to osteopaths as the idea is to treat the person rather than the symptoms.

Treatment aims to give pain relief, to promote healing or be the catalyst for change. Conditions treated are as wide ranging as short term spasm or long term aches and pains, injury, strained muscles and joints, breathing difficulties, even stress and tension or headaches and so much more.

Patients suffering from chronic problems can also find they get great benefits from osteopathy where there may be ‘no cure’.

This treatment approach may offer you something different.

…….’It’s not just acute injury or strains that people seek osteopathy for, sometimes osteopathy can help you get through a stressful period and over the effects of stress. Sometimes it can also help you to get that “little extra” out of your body when you need it most !’