Having suffered a bad back from sitting on my wallet for too many years driving a car I knew when I had a problem.
My previous practitioner was not available and other forms of back manipulation had not impressed me. A recommendation from a fellow BNI member led me to Carragh's room.
A comprehensive background was obtained following a check on my stance. Very obvious from the start that Carragh knew her stuff. I was informed I practised martial arts (Karate) purely by the stance I assumed.
Having ascertained my problem she proceeded to actively cure it. This took several sessions but cured it was with some very satisfying cracks and pops with no pain during the treatment.
I now attend on roughly a quarterly basis for a MOT on my back to ensure my previous very painful stiff and distorted back is kept under control.
I would highly recommend Carragh's Osteopathic services to anyone who has any problems with joints, muscles and bones as she is highly skilled and has given me over 3 years of excellent treatment.
2nd Kyu (Brown) Karate belt holder
Desk bound banker
Who does the gardening
Having had a sore neck for years, I went to see Carragh McAree for a treatment. Her compassionate style disguised the force she was able to wield on my cramped muscles. I walked away feeling better than I had in years. I thoroughly recommend Carragh's services to all who have a muscle ache they think no-one can do anything about. She is a miracle worker. Thank you Carragh.
Coach and Development Consultant
When I left after a treatment by Carragh I was able to walk tall and straight. Any discomfort, pain, or lopsidedness had completely disappeared. She listens carefully, is thorough, friendly, and I am always made to feel completely relaxed. She is the most efficient and effective osteopath I have ever visited. I would completely trust her with any symptoms.
Carragh first treated my daughter at the age of 6 weeks with cranial osteopathy, as she seemed to have a slight twist in her neck from birth. It took 2 treatments to sort this out, and a side benefit was that my daughter's ribcage opened up. As she was born by elective CS, she had not experienced the massaging effect of travelling down during labour, and was not breathing very deeply, but Carragh was able to release her ribcage allowing her to breathe properly.
This was immediately apparent - in fact, it was like turning up the volume as Lakshmi went from little quiet cries to full out roars right after the treatment. Carragh has also since been able to help when Lakshmi has gone through growth spurts and become uncomfortable and tight. A classic response to treatment is a very long refreshing nap or sleep.
I cannot recommend Carragh highly enough in her treatment of my 11 month old son James.
Following a fall onto his head he was fractious, not sleeping well and lost his appetite - all three factors which were unusual for him. Carragh treated him with the utmost kindness and professionalism and he responded amazingly allowing her to gently manipulate his skull bones. I was impressed with the calmness she achieved in him. Following just the one required treatment James seemed back to normal - sleeping and eating well and with renewed bounce and vigour.
I have no hesitation recommending Carragh's expertise to any Mother needing reassurance following the various mini traumas babies and toddlers experience as they grow up.
I was treated by Lucy for extreme lower back pain. Before my visit I had trouble walking and sitting. Lucy proceeded to diagnose and treat me. I was made to feel at ease as the treatment was taking effect . After the first visit with Lucy, not only could I walk and sit with very little pain but could return to my work place. I had two more treatments with Lucy and I am now pain free which is something that my own doctor could not achieve.
I would highly recommend the Kingston & Teddington Osteopathy and would take this opportunity to thank Lucy, not only for the pain relief but for the calm and professional approach to my condition. Well Done.
I have attended many different osteopaths and chiropractors over the last 15 years. Teddington beats them all, hands down! Aside from the great treatment, you couldn't wish to meet a nicer more friendly bunch. I have been treated by Carragh, Hilary and Mark, all of whom are outstanding. My Wife who spent years looking for a great osteopath found one in Hilary.I would not hesitate in recommending the practice to anybody.
I have undergone many years of treatment on a painful shoulder condition with varying degrees of success. I have recently received treatment from Mark and the improvement in my condition has been fantastic. The range of movement has increased dramatically and the level of pain has reduced in a similar fashion. I have absolutely ho hesitation in recommending Mark to you; he is a true professional achieving excellent results.
I just want to say my big thank you and relief for what Lucy did.
She really was a life saviour for me and I was walking head up high ever since... pain free. I feel that my back is sensitive, so I have to do lots of sport and just take care, but the treatment definitely showed me and taught me, how important a strong and healthy back is.
And that everyone should have an osteopath!
After having my baby daughter diagnosed with reflux at 4 weeks old, a friend suggested going to see an Osteopath for treatment. My baby would rarely settle throughout the day and would often scream due to her discomfort. Having been to just three sessions with Carragh at the Osteopathic surgery, there has been a major transformation in my daughters behaviour. The relaxing and non-invasive treatment means that my daughter is now able to sleep during the day. Her reflux has almost stopped completely-she is now a more relaxed and contented baby which has made things alot easier for me! Carragh has also given me lots of advice on how to ensure this progression continues myself so that I can help my daughter more.
Though I have made a great recovery from brain surgery some years ago I had been left with a residual problem in my scalp due to nerve damage. I also had pain and restricted movement in my neck due to muscle problems. I couldn’t for example look over my left shoulder
I was nervous about seeing an osteopath, but Lucy immediately put me at ease and developed a series of treatments taking full account of the injury I had suffered. She suggested cranial osteopathy as part of the treatment programme and although I was sceptical at first the results have been amazing- the tingling in my scalp has disappeared after 10 years. I can also now comfortably look over my left shoulder.
I would certainly recommend Lucy.
I have just completed a course of treatment with Colette, designed to alleviate the regular occurrence of severe migraine headaches. My consultant neurologist had suggested a course of treatment in case of there being a structural element to my problem.
On first meeting Colette, I was impressed by her close attention to my description of the problem and by her ability to find and treat many different sites of tension. I had no idea there were so many ways to manipulate a human body! Although the manipulation was thorough, it was pain free.
During the course of treatment for my migraines, I strained my lower back and again Colette was able to work her magic. I am delighted to report that I have not had a migraine for 4 weeks and my back is pain free once again.
Many thanks to Colette.
I came to Anna as I had been suffering with neck and shoulder pain for some weeks.
After a few sessions, my symptoms made a marked improvement and I was at last able to get through the day with minimum discomfort and without getting those horrid shooting pains up my neck.
Anna is a great Osteopath. She is meticulous is what she does, asks loads of questions so you feel confident that she addresses the problem straight away. Plus I got lots of help and advice about posture and exercise.
Can't ask for much more than that!
Happy client Gerry from Hampton Wick