Osteopathy in Finsbury Park and Clapton
Gorska Osteopathy has provided 10 years of professional, caring and affordable treatment within Haringey and Hackney. My aim is to provide my patients with quality health care using a friendly and down to earth approach to osteopathy. I strive to make your treatment sessions positive and energetic and provide you with information and support to aid your return to feeling back to your normal self. If you are in pain I am always happy to discuss your symptoms, the possible causes and whether osteopathic treatment may be of help to you. I look forward to meeting you at my clinic.
What I Treat
Although the most common complaints I see are are neck and back related, osteopathy is very effective in treating many other aches, pains and conditions. I can help with the following:
– Back pain
– Neck & shoulder pain
– Pelvic & hip pain
– Knee, ankle & foot problems
– Elbow, hand & wrist problems
– Sports injuries
– Trapped or pinched nerves
– Whiplash & traumatic injuries
– Pre & post natal aches and pains
– Pain & stiffness associated with arthritis
– Occupational & repetitive strain injuries
Eva Gorska BSc (Hons) Osteopathy
I graduated from the College of Osteopaths and Middlesex University in 2008 where the five year osteopathic training led to the award of a BSc honours degree in Osteopathy. On graduating I am proud to have received the college’s Don Upton Award for academic achievement and was congratulated on my research into ligament laxity and joint instability.
My first degree was a BSc Honours in Sport Science and I have extensive experience of both participating and working in sport. In past years I have competed in, as well as coached, a variety of sports including volleyball, tennis and swimming.
I am experienced in treating acute injuries including common neck and lower back strains and sporting injuries, as well as chronic conditions which might result from poor posture due to slumping over a lap top or wear and tear conditions such as arthritis or RSI. I am experienced in treating women with pregnancy related pains and have also completed additional training in foot biomechanics, orthotic prescription and kynesio sports taping.
My approach to osteopathy is structural and I enjoy working with the full spectrum of ages from the young to the old. It is of vital importance to me that the treatment plan is tailored with you according to your needs.
As well as treating patients from my Hackney and Haringey based clinics I work at The College of Osteopaths assisting with delivering the practical side of the 5 year degree programme to the osteopathy students. I also volunteer weekly as a mentor at the brilliant new osteopathy graduate scheme at CORE (Centre of Osteopathic Research and Excellence) in Clapton Hackney.
I am a proud parent, keen commuter cyclist, lap swimmer and ardent dog walker.
What My Patients Say
I was recommended Eva by a lady that I swim with. I made an appointment to see her & she was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgable, professional with flexible appointments. I cannot speak highly enough of the service she provides & have recommended her to many others
I have received the most incredible support and treatment from Eva over the past 5 years. I have fibromyalgia syndrome, a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body, coupled with fatigue. Eva’s incredibly intuitive and holistic approach to my pain management has been life-changing. Her knowledge of fibromyalgia means that she understands how FMS sufferers can be extremely sensitive to touch, I certainly am. One might not think osteopathy would be the treatment of choice for FMS, however, I find I benefit greatly from Eva’s gentle manipulation and hands on stretching. Eva’s treatment room is peaceful and her manner is professional and above all caring. I cannot recommend Eva highly enough! I am so happy I found her
I’ve known Eva over 9 years I have a chronic pain in my joints and muscles. The treatments and my regular sessions that I have had has made me more flexible. Her treatments are always effective. She is my rescuer when my hips get locks. I will always be extremely grateful that I have met Eva. I’d like to thank her for Friday treatment. I felt less stiffness and less tightness between my shoulders blades. Her price are reasonable and affordable.
Having seen many professionals in the past for my back pain, Eva truly has been the best. She knows exactly what my body needs even when I don’t! I always leave feeling better and knowing what I need to do to; she gives very practical and doable exercises She is also a very warm person which makes the experience even better!
What Happens During A Treatment
Your first treatment will last up to one hour and you will be asked detailed questions about your present complaint, general health and past medical history. An examination and assessment of the way your body moves will be performed using orthopaedic and neurological tests and if necessary further tests such as x-rays or other investigations will be recommended. (Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions that require further medical referral.)
Each person and condition is treated individually so techniques used may not be the same as the next person or even in your next session.
Some treatment modalities are:
Soft tissue manipulation (massage techniques)
– Joint mobilization (gentle rhythmical movements to improve joint range)
– Joint manipulation (small adjustments made to joints to release restriction and reduce pain)
– Muscle energy technique (a type of stretching that uses muscle contractions to improve joint range)
– Exercise prescription and self-management advice
– Kynesio taping may also be applied to assist recovery and offload painful muscles and joints
– Advice regarding orthotics or heel lift may also be provided
Your follow up treatments take 35 to 45 minutes, and normally between 2 and 6 sessions are required. Many patients decide that they would like to have periodic preventative/ maintenance treatments.
What should I wear for osteopathic treatments?
I will need to see and feel the area of your body that requires treating. You might therefore want to wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as shorts and a vest, tank top, or sports bra. Your comfort is of the utmost importance, so you will never be asked to remove any item of clothing that you do not wish to. A towel is used to cover you throughout the treatment.
Should I bring anything to my appointment?
It is always helpful if you are able to provide any additional information which could help me understand your current condition. If you are on medication, it is helpful if you bring a list of your current prescriptions. If you have had any investigations, such as blood tests, an X-ray, or MRI scan, and you have a copy of the report then please bring it with you.
Is osteopathic treatment painful?
I will keep in constant communication with you about what I am doing or about to, and will ask you to feedback what you are feeling. If at any point you are uncomfortable or feel too much pain, I will find an alternative treatment approach to the area.
Occasionally treatment can leave you feeling some discomfort, especially the next day, whilst your body adapts and processes inflammation.
What about cancellations?
I ask for at least 24 hours notice of appointment cancellation or rescheduling. Cancellation at less than 24 hours notice will be charged in full, except in exceptional or pre-agreed circumstances.
What about health insurance?
I do not support AXA PPP or Bupa insurance policies, however, I am able to provide treatments under most other insurance policies.
Get In Touch
91 Stapleton Hall Rd
London N4 4RH
41 Ickburgh Rd
London E5 8AF
T: 0208 3402834
M: 07815 781037
First appointment £50 (one hour)
Follow ups £45 (35 to 40 minutes)
Students and Under 16s £35 flat rate
Home visit can be arranged and costs are location dependent
My clinic hours are split between working in Finsbury Park N4 and Clapton E5.
Monday 3pm to 8pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 8pm
Wednesday 3pm to 8pm
Thursday 9.30am to 8pm
Friday 9.30am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 2pm
I have practices based in Finsbury Park and Clapton and primarily provide services to the following areas: Haringey and Hackney including Finsbury Park, Crouch End, Hornsey, Clapton, Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington.
Experienced helping adults with a variety of issues, and has a particular interest in sporting injuries and the management of pain.