Specialising in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment for muscle, joint and nerve pain.
Your treatment plan is developed for you and with you.
During your first appointment you will receive a full evaluation related to your pain and how this affects your life. It is important to appraise us regarding your medical history and current lifestyle. Your treatment will include physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Medical Acupuncture or Dry Needling involves the insertion of very fine needles using anatomical and physiological knowledge.
It is used to treat muscle pain and is also useful for post-operative pain, nausea, and inflammation.
You may feel a tingling when the needles are inserted but you should not experience any significant pain.
It is common to feel sleepy or light-headed after treatment so a drink of water and a restful period is often recommended.
Imaging and Referrals
Your treatment plan may require further tests, such as blood tests or scans, either prior to commencing hands on treatment or possibly in addition.
You may have symptoms that require referral to your GP or another appropriate healthcare professional.
MRI, diagnostic ultrasound or other imaging may be required to confirm or assist with your diagnosis.
You can be referred for imaging directly from our clinic.
Aviva Osteopathy specialises in the management of chronic and acute musculoskeletal and related pain through the use of non-invasive, non pharmaceutical techniques. This can include manual therapy, medical acupuncture, electrotherapeutic modalities such as TENS or ultrasound, kinesio -taping, functional exercises and lifestyle advice.
The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as "…unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that is associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in such terms." That definition continues: "Pain is always subjective."
Your treatment plan will be formulated specifically towards your own unique experience to optimize self-healing by balancing your musculoskeletal framework in consideration of your current lifestyle, previous injuries, prescribed medications, nutrition, ergonomics, and emotions.
All treatment approaches are discussed with you to find which are most suitable in your individual case in order to have the most impact on the physiological, emotional and cognitive dimensions of your pain.
Aviva Myerson, B.A. (hons), B. Ost. (hons) utilises a variety of techniques to assist the body's healing mechanisms. She expertly treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain and related pain conditions; sprains, strains and pinched nerves around the body as well as chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.
Aviva has worked for the NHS and volunteered as a paramedic in Israel. In addition to her extensive education as an Osteopath, she has completed training in pregnancy massage and post graduate training in medical acupuncture and sports rehabilitation. She has a special interest in functional neuromuscular rehabilitation as well as the effect of breathing patterns on pain etiology and management.
Aviva is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, insured by the British Osteopathic Association and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Monday to Friday by appointment
Initial consultation and treatment: £70
Follow up appointments: £60
All cards accepted.
Private Medical Insurance
Many private health insurance policies provide cover for osteopathy, and therefore it may be possible for you to claim for a course of treatment.
We are more than happy to provide you with a receipt for submission to your private insurer.
Golders Hill Health Centre in North West London near Hampstead and Golders Hill Park.
151 North End Road
London, United Kingdom, NW11 7HT
Close to Golders Green tube station (12 minute walk) and buses 210 and 268.
There is also limited free parking available at the back of the clinic and on-street parking on North End Road and surrounding areas, please check the road signs.