The Clinic is now open
I have now re-opened the clinic but there are a number of changes, which I have made, to help to reduce the risk of infection by COVID19, and allow me to treat patients, as safely as possible.
If you wish to make an appointment, you can now do so online, 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. Please check the appointment page for more details.
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. I have attended some of the Cranial Courses at the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and have now registered as a Member with them. I am currently studying for a post-graduate Award in Paediatrics at the Osteopathic Centre for Children. 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.
I am not currently offering massage as a stand alone treatment, but my osteopathy treatments do incorporate a lot of soft tissue treatment.
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 went to see Jenny after experiencing pain in my back that made it difficult to walk and bend, and impossible to lift up my toddler. After just one session with Jenny my back felt significantly better, and it improved more and more over the next sessions. As well as helping me with the pain and discomfort, Jenny also gave me really effective pain relieving exercises to do at home (which I still use and which work really well), and great advice on how to look after my back. The difference before and after the treatment was remarkable, with benefits that I felt straight away and that continued over the long term. Jenny was also great at making me feel at ease and relaxed - I am very glad that I found the Heath practice.
I spend long periods of time at a computer and because of this and the stress of meeting tight deadlines, I experienced a lot of pain in my neck, shoulder and arm. I had little movement in my neck and was having difficulty turning my head. I was experiencing discomfort at night while sleeping. However, after only a few sessions with Jenny, things got sorted through massage and manipulation.
She gave me a series of exercises to do, which I still do, and recommended a pilates class. I haven't had any trouble since. I think anyone who spends a long period of time in front of a computer should see an osteopath regularly to ensure they are not doing any lasting damage due to stress and poor posture.
Dr Gill Craig
Before treatment: "Painful back, limited movement, restricted activity"
After treatment: "standing straighter, pain relieved, increased agility"
The difference that Osteopathy has made to me: "Awareness of how to look after my back and make it stronger despite advancing years!"