Sorrel Pindar BSc (Ost), MPhil, Registered Osteopath
While I run a general practice treating back problems, neck pain, sciatica and so forth, I also specialise in the treatment of frozen shoulder and other shoulder problems. My approach to treatment is to look for the cause of the problem wherever that may be.
I am a registered osteopath. I trained at the London School of Osteopathy, qualifying in 2002 and have been in practice for 12 years.
While I run a general practice treating back problems, neck pain, sciatica and so forth, I also specialise in the treatment of frozen shoulder and other shoulder problems. My approach to treatment is to look for the cause of the problem wherever that may be: frequently a problem in one area (for instance the elbow) is due to dysfunction somewhere else (eg the shoulder or neck). This means that the examination and treatment will focus on your body as a whole and not just on the part that hurts. I will then take time to explain what the problem is and the options available for treatment. It is important that you as the patient understand and participate in your treatment, taking charge of your own health.
I also take into account social and psychological factors and their impact on your health, whether it be stress at work or an unhappy situation at home. This approach is reflected also in my interest in visceral osteopathy, the treatment of the internal organs, including the stomach, liver and intestines. The internal organs are affected by both your posture and your emotional state, as well as any disease state.
In 2007 I trained as a Perrin practitioner which enabled me to offer treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, using the Perrin TechniqueTM. Since then, I have treated dozens of patients suffering from CFS/ME and many have been able to resume a normal life.
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), which exists to protect patients by ensuring that osteopaths meet the required professional standards. I am also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and of OPRAA, the association for visceral osteopath. I participate in an ongoing programme of continued learning, to ensure that my skills and knowledge are kept up-to-date.