ARJUN MEHRA IS THE PRINCIPAL OF JIGSAW OSTEOPATHY GRADUATING WITH A MASTERS IN OSTEOPATHY (M.OST) FROM THE WORLD’S OLDEST AND MOST RENOWNED OSTEOPATHIC INSTITUTION, THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY. HE IS A FULL MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF OSTEOPATHY AND REGISTERED WITH THE GENERAL OSTEOPATHIC COUNCIL.
Arjun has treated a broad spectrum of patients within different clinics; ranging from sports clinics to expecting mothers, paediatric clinics, HIV wards at the royal free hospital and acute/chronic patients in general clinics. He enjoys meeting and treating patients from all different walks of life no matter how challenging the complaint. The approach Arjun takes to all patients is individual; as he believes in looking at, and treating a patient as a whole, rather than just with the presenting symptoms. He employs the use of a combination of manual hands on treatment from structural, functional, visceral and cranial techniques in his treatments; tailoring the treatment plan and rehabilitation exercises to the specific needs of the patient. He is renowned by his patients for his professionalism, and his strong, friendly inter-personal and communication skills; Arjun enjoys treating patients of all ages who may suffer from a variety of problems. He believes that by finding the root cause of your complaint and addressing these issues together, to prevent re-occurring episodes and get you back to optimal health. Arjun also incorporates acupuncture and kinesiology taping when appropriate for treatment.
A testament to Arjun's dedication to his patients is his work with the
kids company' charitable organisation, who provide emotional and educational support and development to vulnerable inner-city children.
Arjun manages a regular development and training schedule to stay up to date with the newest research in Osteopathic and Orthopaedic medicine.
OSTEOPATHY IS A SYSTEM OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT FOR A WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS. IT WORKS WITH THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BODY, AND IS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT THE WELL-BEING OF AN INDIVIDUAL DEPENDS ON THE SKELETON, MUSCLES, LIGAMENTS AND CONNECTIVE TISSUES FUNCTIONING SMOOTHLY TOGETHER.
One of our key principles is that "structure governs function" therefore, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well.
It is the philosophy of Osteopathy that sets it apart from other medical disciplines. The key principles are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions. When the body is free of restrictions in movement, Osteopathic treatment assists the body with pain minimization, reduces stress and greater mobility providing the body with the opportunity to heal itself.
Think of your body as a car, for your car to work at its optimal potential your mechanic will ensure that all the different parts of the car including the engine, engine fluid, pipes, and radiator are all working at their best level. With all the different car parts working well as a unit your car will run at its optimal state for longer and with fewer issues (or time spent waiting for the AA!)
A common misconception is that Osteopaths only deal with back problems. In reality we treat all joints and areas of the body. Osteopaths use a heightened sense of touch (palpation) and muscle orientated manual techniques, such as gentle massage, deep tissue massage, muscle targeted therapy, stretching, muscle and joint manipulations and joint articulation. These techniques will enhance the blood and nerve supply to the tissues to relieve muscular tension. Osteopaths employ the use of a holistic approach to all patients; we will look at how other factors may be the root cause of your symptoms and how to combat these through our treatments, whether it’s exercise, postural evaluations, ergonomic setup or stress management.
Osteopaths are trained to deal with a wide array of conditions effecting the body. Our specialist training gives us a broad perspective on your health and all internal and external factors effecting it.
• BACK & NECK PAIN
• TRAPPED NERVES
• WHIPLASH INJURIES
• SHOULDER, ELBOW & WRIST PROBLEMS
• PELVIS, HIP, KNEE, LEG, ANKLE & FOOT PROBLEMS
• SPORTS AND OTHER INJURIES
In short anyone suffering from muscular or joint pain. Osteopathic treatment is suitable for everyone as we are trained in using appropriate techniques for different types of individuals:
• SPORTS PEOPLE
• WORKING PROFESSIONALS
• BABIES AND CHILDREN
• PREGNANT WOMEN
• ELDERLY PATIENTS
• PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
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