Osteopathy is a purely manual, non-invasive medical system, which helps the body to restore its natural healing abilities by gently removing restrictions.

Osteopathy Hong Kong

Osteopathy for musculo-skeletal pain - sports injuries

 

Osteopathy is a allround manual therapy and highly effective in treating all musculoskeletal problems. Common presentations are:

 

  • Low back pain, sciatica

  • Neck pain, stiffness, whiplash injuries

  • Headaches

  • Shoulder pain, frozen shoulder

  • Tendonitis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Hip pain

  • Knee pain

  • Foot and ankle pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Post-operative pain and loss of range of motion

 

After a full assessment an osteopath will treat the dysfunctional areas in order to relieve the symptoms and address the cause of the problem.

If appropriate the osteopath may also give some advice on lifestyle and specific exercises. 

Osteopathy during pregnancy

 

As a drug-free medical system osteopathy is ideal and safe for woman during pregnancy. Osteopathy can help with most of the common pregnancy complaints such as:

 

  • Nausea

  • Backache

  • Headache

  • Acid reflux

  • Rib pain

  • Water retention

 

Osteopathy can also be used to prepare the pelvis for the delivery, as blocked joints here can stop the pelvis from adapting to the babies body, as it is making its way down the birth canal.  

 

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Osteopathy for infants

 

Osteopathy is an ideal therapy for babies. It is safe to use even in the first weeks of life, and also very beneficial at this time, as a newly born infant readily integrates the benefits of a treatment. Treatment indications for babies may be:

 

  • Prolonged or complicated labour

  • Birth by C-section

  • Torticollis or preferred head rotation

  • Plagiocephaly or other facial or cranial deformations

  • Colic pain

  • Reflux or excessive vomiting

  • Problems with suction or breast-feeding

Osteopathy for children

 

Osteopathy can be used at any age and children benefit a lot from osteopathic treatments. It can help children in a variety of situations such as:

 

  • After knocks and falls

  • Growing pains

  • Scoliosis

  • Recurring infections, e.g. otitis media

  • Asthma

  • Gait irregularities

  • Learning difficulties, ADHD

 

Our Osteopaths

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Inès De Beer - Osteopath DO, MCO (UK), MBAKO (Be), MHKOA

 

Inès has been in Hong Kong for more than 21 years and was one of the first osteopaths in the city. 

She graduated from the J.W. Academy of Osteopathy (Belgium) in 1995, in association with the Maidstone College of Osteopathy (U.K.). In addition, she has completed several post graduate courses in Cranio-Sacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute, Visceral Manipulation, various Paediatric courses, Tuina Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at HKU.  

Aside from the many adults she has treated for musculo-skeletal ailments, Inès has extensive experience treating children and infants.  

 

Inès has 2 children of her own, and speaks fluent English, French and Dutch.

Giulia Curro  - Osteopath M. Ost. (UK), MHKOA, N.D.

 

Born in Como, Italy, ​but having relocated to the UK at an early age, Giulia graduated from The British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. Since then she has had the pleasure of working alongside other Osteopaths, as well as Naturopaths, Dietitians, and Dentists. This experience had made her practice a varied approach - which is always patient-centered. It also developed her interest in the jaw and the relationship with the spine and posture, as well as women’s and children's health plus dietetics.

Her philosophy is to address the issue at hand while providing tools so that the issue does not return. She believes the best results can be achieved through lifestyle change and exercise, while looking at structure and function. 

 

Giulia is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, the Institute of Osteopathy, the British Naturopathy Association and the HK Osteopathic Association.

She is fluent in Italian, English and French

Théo Chapman  - Osteopath M. Ost. (UK), MHKOA (HK)

Théo earned his Master of Osteopathy qualification from the European School of Osteopathy in 2020.  

 

He combines traditional osteopathic manual techniques with evidence-based rehab methods to ensure progress is made both on and off the treatment table. He also has Western Medical Acupuncture in his therapeutic tool kit. 

 

Théo has a particular interest in treating active individuals suffering from injuries that are preventing their pursuit of physical activities important to them. His experience dealing with multiple sports injuries and the psychological challenges that accompany them are what motivates him to help his patients progress out of pain.  

 

It is Théo's perspective that injuries, sports induced or otherwise, require an active approach (corrective exercise) in addition to manual therapy to achieve optimal results. Using one method in isolation leads to sub-optimal outcomes and potentially delayed return to the sports we love.