Osteopathy is one of only two complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) that are regulated under UK law. The other is Chiropractic. Regulation works in much the same way as regulation for medical doctors.
At Phoenix Place For Health, Wendy and Robin bring together over 25 years of experience to our clients and they continue to advance their training and education every year.
They are ready to share that knowledge and experience with you, so be reassured, you are in safe hands.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function 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.
Osteopaths use touch, 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. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Osteopaths’ patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world, and, yes, it’s all about those very fine needles inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
It is used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK.
The focus is on the client as an individual, not their illness. All symptoms are seen in relation to each other.
Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or “life force”, known as Qi (pronounced “chee”), flows through the body in channels called meridians. When Qi doesn’t flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. Acupuncturists work to restore the flow of Qi, and so improve health.
A course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used.
Many people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, headaches and migraines, neck and low back pain and sciatica.
Others choose acupuncture when they start to feel their bodily functions are out of balance. Regular scheduled treatments are common as clients find it so beneficial and relaxing.
Acupuncture may also help with other conditions such as:
In the UK there is no differencebetween the terms Chiropodistand Podiatristbut podiatrist is a more modern name.
Did you know that your feet often take 10,000 steps per day? That’s over 3.5 million steps a year and that’s why experts recommend you see a Podiatrist at least twice a year.
Podiatrists are primary health care professionals who have been trained to diagnose, prevent, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They are qualified to treat people with diabetes, arthritis, sports injuries and perform nail surgery.
They work with people of all ages but play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and therefore, independent.
At Phoenix Place For Health, our Podiatrist can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet, treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems and what type of shoes to wear to help prevent and correct deformity.
Commonly treated problems include:
toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails
dry and cracked heels
corns & callus
Podiatrists can also supply orthotics, either off-the-shelf or custom made for you, which are insoles with padding and arch supports to help relieve heel, arch, ankle and foot pain.
Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you’re wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly.
Our GP service at Phoenix Place For Health complements the service you receive from your NHS GP. So, there is no need to register as a patient with us, you can simply book an appointment and use the service on an odd occasion or as often as you want. If you wish, we can send details of the advice we have given and any medication you have been prescribed to your NHS GP for your personal medical records.
As an experienced GP, Dr. Melamed offers a comprehensive range of services, including general consultations for any illness or medical concern be they acute or long standing.
He has a special interest in cardiology, chest medicine and Operative Dermatology (performing regular minor operations for the removal of moles, warts and skin tags). He administers joint injections for conditions such as arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. He has also been trained in the administration of Botox for Migraines.
For the past 8 years Roy has gained considerable experience in Facial Aesthetics, Non-surgical face lifts, reversible fillers and Botulinus injections.
Service & Fee Schedule:
General Appointment: 20 Minute Consultation
General Appointment: 40 Minute Consultation
Wellman/Woman Clinic - Includes 2 appointments comprising detailed medical history & full examination. The second appointment involves the discussion of results and lifestyle advice. (Excludes Investigations)
Fees for ECG with report, blood tests, or PSA tests (for men) not included.
Medical (30 min)
Employment (Fees for blood tests or ECGs not included)
Botox – One Area
Botox – Two Areas
Botox – Three Areas
Botox for Migraine Treatment
Botox for Treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
One Syringe Dermal Filler (Lip enhancements are same price)
Additional Syringe(s) of Dermal Filler
Priced per case.
Please note that a £10.00 deposit is payable for all GP appointments, and is payable at the time of booking your appointment. 24 hours’ notice is required to cancel or reschedule any GP appointment.
Okay, so you’re no super athlete, but you still like to get out and be active. Regardless of your sporting level, physical fitness or strength, having a massage can be a great help in the maintenance and health of the body’s soft tissues.
Our Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists are highly qualified, achieving the BTEC Level 5 diploma and are trained to treat clients who have musculoskeletal injury, pain or dysfunction caused by any of life’s stresses and from all walks of life. Although sport can be a common factor with many of our clients’ symptoms, this is far from being the main issue we deal with.
People like receiving good hands-on treatment because it works well, feels good and can produce instantly noticeable improvements.
Sports & Remedial Massage integrates the three essential clinical elements of assessment, treatment and management of a range of minor and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, from whiplash, pulled hamstrings to tight shoulders from sitting at a desk too long and back strain associated with pregnancy.
Many different massage techniques can be used to reduce pain, enhance performance, improve range of movement, aid recovery and prevent recurrence.
Remedial massage therapy simply means using manual therapy techniques to try to “remedy” a problem. To offer a remedy, you must do more than relieve pain: you have to understand the cause of the problem and how it can be avoided in future.
Even with more serious injuries there is nearly always some secondary soft tissue condition also involved. This is usually because the muscular system is protecting or compensating for the more serious problem. Remedial massage can have a vital complementary role to play, in support of the medical practitioner, dealing with these secondary problems which otherwise may prevent a good recovery.
Sport Massage is a speciality within Remedial Massage Therapy which applies the same clinical skills and techniques to best meet the specific needs of the athlete. Many ‘so called’ sports injuries have much to do with an athlete’s posture and/or other factors outside of their sport, and the distinction between the two is often unclear. Sports Massage is the focuses on recovery from training and the early identification and treatment of potential soft tissue problems. This can allow the athlete to ‘fine-tune’ their training to avoid injury and enhance performance.
Pregnancy or pre-natal massage is a massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs.
Pregnancy is a time of great change, your centre of gravity will alter and this can put additional stresses on your back, neck, shoulders and abdomen. As your baby grows you may start feeling the strain. Massage is a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.
Pregnancy massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labour outcomes and newborn health.
Clinical psychologists and psychotherapists are professionally trained to help people with psychological distress or mental illness, including adults, children, older adults and people with learning difficulties.
In their daily work, Clinical Psychologists will work psychologically with a wide range of problems and client groups – from eating disorders to schizophrenia and dementia. There are a number of different types of psychotherapy that suits different people and different problems. The most common is probably cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or neuropsychology.
Roberta is trained in CBT, Systemic Psychotherapy and other psychological interventions.
A Clinical Psychotherapist can work one-to-one with individuals or with groups of people with a similar problem:
Assessment of complex mental health and personality disorders
An assessment is the first step in reaching a psychological understanding of a person’s difficulties and experiences.
Some people find that after an assessment they wish to engage in a course of therapy which can be brief (e.g. 8 to 16 sessions) or more lengthy (e.g. 20 sessions or more). The length of therapy is always negotiated between the therapist and the client in a collaborative way. Sessions can be arranged weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on need. Before people start a course of therapy an assessment is required in order to gain a psychological understanding of their difficulties and determine which type of therapy, if any, might be best suited to them.
Individual One to One Therapy
This is one format for addressing many mental health difficulties.
Couple and Family Therapy
This is a form of talking therapy for couples and families experiencing life difficulties, relationship problems, mental health issues, bereavement/loss, and adjustment to physical health problems.
Clinical supervision is available to mental health professionals, counsellors, therapists or students.
Incorporating Clinical Hypnotherapy & Counselling to resolve your problems is a time saving, cost effective and productive option. You may want to get past your immediate issues and concerns, or perhaps work towards making permanent changes to make your life better.
A safe, non-judgmental environment, like you will find here at Phoenix Place For Health, is a great place to achieve what you may have not thought possible.
Clinical Hypnotherapy & Counselling can help with almost any problem, such as bereavement, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, eating disorders, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD), coping with anger, coping with physical illness.
Clinical Hypnotherapy & Counselling can give you the support you need to take back control of your life.
It is an effective and safe treatment for a wide variety of problems, including those of an emotional and personal nature.
Sometimes we think we can deal with our own lives and we don’t need outside help. In fact, most of us are perfectly capable of sorting out our own problems, as long as we are in the right frame of mind. This is where Clinical Hypnotherapy & Counselling can help.
Clinical Hypnotherapy can teach you not only to relax but it can give you the tools you need to overcome a range of different problems including weight issues, addiction, stress, depression, fears and phobias, as well as a wide range of psychological issues.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that enables you to express thoughts, feelings, beliefs and experiences that are contributing to distress or stress in your life. Counselling emphasises the individual’s ability to clarify their problems and arrive at their own solution(s). This therapy provides a safe, neutral, non-judgemental space to talk openly, which enables you to reflect, work through and move forward from issues.
Counselling can help in a number of ways:
It can help you to change your perspective on your situation a safe, confidential environment.
It can support you in building, confidence and self-esteem to empower you to make positive changes and equip you with coping skills that will enable you to deal with changes and situations in healthy ways.
There are many different types of counselling which refer to the model of counselling used by the counsellor such as;
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): focuses on changing negative thinking to more helpful thinking.
Person-centred: which refers to the belief that the client can achieve their full potential if supported in the right conditions
Psychodynamic: refers to analysing and linking the past to present difficulties.
These approaches can be used together to provide an individually tailored approach for your needs. The Counsellor’s role is to listen, guide, support and educate you, as you work through the issues that have brought you to seek counselling.
Counselling is generally non-directive, meaning it progresses at your pace and direction. Change can only occur if you are ready and open to change. However, a Counsellor can help prepare you for change and help you to identify and work through anything that may be holding you back from making the changes you want.
Counselling can be used in the short or long term – you decide what you feel you need. Each session lasts around 50 minutes, generally weekly.
Learning to use the Alexander Technique will improve your posture, poise and flexibility of movement. It improves breathing, clarity of thought, and your ability to handle life’s stresses, so that you can be more relaxed, confident and in control of maintaining your health.
The list of health conditions that can be helped or relieved by implementing Alexander Technique training includes, but is not limited to:
Chronic pain conditions
Back pain and sciatica
Headaches and neck strain
Discomfort in pregnancy
Reactions to stress
High blood pressure
Repetitive Strain Injury
As well, the Alexander Technique can help with rehabilitation after operations, injuries or illnesses.
Eating a proper, nutritious diet offers numerous health benefits that keep you mentally and physically well.
Proper nutrition doesn’t mean starving yourself, but instead means eating a diet balanced in lean proteins, carbs and fats.
Its recommended getting between 45 and 65 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates, between 10 and 35 percent of daily calories from protein and between 20 and 35 percent of daily calories from fats.
Your digestive system is where it all begins. You won’t produce energy, have a balanced mood, or fight illness if you can’t digest, break down, and absorb nutrients.
There are many simple things you can do to keep your digestive system healthy. Whether it’s exercise, stress reduction, or even enzyme or probiotic supplementation, all can provide enormous benefit to digestive processes.
If you are experiencing digestive upset, it may be the starting off point for getting your health back on track. It’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb. Even if you eat the best food, its beneficial effects will be muted by poor digestion. Take inventory of your life if you are experiencing a deeper issue, like IBS or gluten intolerance. Make the lifestyle changes necessary to support your digestive health. People who do this commonly experience dramatic shifts in digestion, mood and outlook, energy levels, and thinking.
An initial consultation typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes, and in this time the practitioner asks detailed questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet.
The practitioner then evaluates individual needs and devises a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme that is both practical and realistic to address any imbalances and support good health.
Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
If you want to lose weight or meet specific fitness goals, you may need to exercise more.
Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you haven’t exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis, or you have any concerns.
Skin Treatments: Offering a wide range of tried and tested treatments whilst continuously researching new treatments and their suitability for our clients.
Beauty Treatments: There are many different treatments available to rejuvenate and transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer. Options include Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, Skin Resurfacing Treatments, Cherry Angioma (Campbell de Morgan spots) Removal & Pigmentation Lightening.
Laser Treatments: Laser hair removal treatment is the most effective and precise method of removing unwanted facial and body hair. We offer first class service using the latest Cynosure laser technology.