The Heath Osteopathic Practice is open
The clinic reopened in June, following the lifting of the lockdown. A risk assessment was done and a number of changes made, to help reduce the risk of infection with COVID19, during Osteopathic treatment. This included increased cleaning and disinfection routines in the clinic and the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As a regulated profession, we are constantly updating and reviewing our work practices, with regard to the changing healthcare situation and governmental advice. Please see the appointment page for more details and the full risk assessment on the Articles page of the website.
If you wish to make an appointment, you can now do so online, as well as by phone, however, I will need to conduct a screening call, to assess whether it is safe to have a face to face appointment. If so, then I will be conducting the case history over the phone.
My name is Jenny Howell BSc (Ost Med) DO, ND, MSCCO and I am the Osteopath at the Heath Osteopathic Practice, in Tufnell Park in Islington. I trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and have been working as an Osteopath since 2005. As Osteopaths we keep up to date and build on our skills and experience, by attending courses every year. This has included Courses at the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, of which I am a Member. Other courses include ergonomics or work station postural advice, paediatrics and pregnant women. I have extensive experience of treating children and ante/postal women. I am fully insured and registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy and with most of the private health insurance companies.
Osteopathy can help with:
- Aches and Pains
- Arthritic Pain
- Back Pain
- Circulatory Problems, Local or Minor
- Digestion Problems
- Frozen Shoulder, shoulder and elbow pain
- Headache and migraine prevention
- Joint Pains
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscle Tension
- Rheumatic Pain
- Sports Injuries, Minor Tension
- Uncomplicated neck pain
As part of the GDPR, the new Data Protection Act, you can find the Privacy Notice at the bottom of the Appointments Page.
I had been receiving treatment from Jenny for just over two weeks and as a result I am now back to feeling normal again. Jenny is a very caring, approachable and welcoming person with a caring heart and invaluable skills. She described everything in simple terms and made me feel very relaxed. I couldn't recommend Jenny more to anyone who needs to see an Osteopath and I hope that her business continues to change peoples lives for the better!
I started seeing Jenny in April 2019 after getting persistent lower back pain which was causing me real issues. She was welcoming, professional, thorough, and I felt like she was listening carefully to what I said, examining me and treating me well accordingly. I went for two appointments a week at the start, then it went down to one a week as I improved. After about a month I was much better thanks to her care. She was very flexible with appointment times which was helpful. Thank you very much Jenny, I will be back if I have issues again.
I recently visited Jenny with a couple of nasty back problems, and came away after three sessions with her a new man. She quickly identified my problems were based mainly on the poor postural habits that I had
slipped into, particularly while at my desk. After some well-targeted manipulation, by practicing the simple but very effective exercises that she suggested to me, and after applying her suggestions about my bad posture, my pain disappeared very quickly. I cannot recommend her too highly, and I will certainly return to her without hesitation if I slip back into my bad ways.