Health, Therapy and Exercise; pre and postnatal

Women’s physiotherapist, Judith Landhausser

Women's health physiotherapist

Judith has over 20 years experience in physiotherapy, specialising in women’s health, but in addition is a qualified osteopath.  Judith is passionate about her work and wants to encourage women to seek help and not to feel alone with their personal issues.  Whether it is pain during intercourse or urinary incontinence, she knows how all of this can impact on your life, but she is confident that with the right kind of treatment things can often be improved.  Judith helps with obstetric problems such as pelvic girdle pain and any form of musculoskeletal problems during pregnancy and appearing bladder problems.  She also offers a postnatal MOT (pelvic floor and abdominal muscles assessments).  One of Judith’s key areas is in chronic pelvic pain which can be triggered by many causes.  If it is triggered by a dysfunction in your lower back or pelvis area then physiotherapy can help.  She really wants women to feel able to come forward and seek help and not feel embarrassed or alone.  Judith works privately around North London; including the 999 Medical Centre in Temple Fortune, Holistic4Life in Temple Fortune and with Professor Ellis Downes, Obstetrician, at the BMI The King’s Oak hospital in Enfield.  Please contact her via email on  judith-physio@mail.com or phone 07710 438125.

Speech and Language Therapist, Sam Loomba

Sam is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language therapist based in central London who previously worked in the NHS for over 20 years in varied clinical settings and as part of a large multi – disciplinary team. She has extensive experience of working with babies and children, and her specialist areas are: Autism, complex needs, learning difficulties, pre – school language delay, behavioural issues and eating and swallowing difficulties. She can offer successful input to fussy eaters who for varied reasons may refuse to wean onto solids or move onto lumpy foods. Sam can also offer early intervention to help a toddler or child who is showing signs of delayed speech and language development. She uses easy, fun and effective methods, and teaches parents how to truly maximize their child’s potential when she visits you at home. Sam has supervisory and service development experience and runs training workshops for parents and professionals. She is also the mum of two teenage girls who have taught her a lot over the years. Arrange a free phone consultation by contacting her by email on samloombaslt@gmail.com or call her on 07983 128078.

Speech and Language Therapist, Sandra Grosso

Some Speech and Language Therapists have particular expertise in the treatment of patients with a range of eating and drinking difficulties.
Sandra Grosso has over 16 years experience in the treatment of children with a range of eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties including infants and children with developmental or neurological feeding difficulties, feeding and swallowing difficulties related to reflux, gut issues and/or allergy, food aversion/refusal, oral and sensory hypersensitivity and behavioural feeding difficulties.  She is a clinical specialist in this field and is also employed as the Paediatric Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist with children with eating and swallowing difficulties in a major London Teaching Hospital.

Kindly contact Sandra on 07719 543 823 or write to her at sandragrosso@hotmail.com

Speech and Language Therapist, Stacey Lawrence

Stacey is a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in all aspects of  newborn, infant and child feeding. Speech and Language Therapists are the experts on the muscles, senses and function of the mouth and throat for speech but also for sucking, chewing, swallowing and feeding. Stacey has additional qualifications in this area and is one of the leading specialists in the NHS and private sector. She can help with all feeding difficulties; ranging from breast and bottle feeding, reflux, weaning and chewing. She is particularly specialist in problem feeding such as food allergy, food refusal and gagging, choking and coughing with food/drink, preterm babies and children with special needs.

Stacey is based in London and offers home visits or clinic appointments to suit your needs. For more information about Stacey and the services she offers you can visit her website www.staceyspeechtherapy.com or contact her by phone on 07973 519086 or email SL@staceyspeechtherapy.com

Paediatric physiotherapist and baby massage instructor, Swati Bhagat

Treats babies through to adolescents with a variety of conditions. Email: swati.bhagat@hje.org.uk Tel: 020 7404 6343

http://www.central-health.com/services/paediatric-physiotherapy/index.html

Physiotherapy, massage therapy and personal training – Stephen Parkus

Stephen is a chartered physiotherapist who has set up his own private clinics in Edgeware and Shenley, The Green Clinics.  They offer physiotherapy, pilates, acupuncture, massage therapy and personal Training using pilates, weights and kettlebells and circuit training.  His commitment comes from his own son being diagnosed with hypermobility which was the driving force behind Stephen super-specialising in this field and starting up on his own, having previously working in the NHS.  His approach differs in these children, in his words “I have had some good results focussing on playing games to exercise their muscles, rather than the more traditional and lengthy exercise programmes prescribed by more traditional physiotherapists working with hypermobility, where compliance can be a problem.”

Contact details:The Green Clinic, 30 Gibbs Green, Edgware, Middx HA8 9RJ.  Tel: 020 8728 0625. Mobile: 07976 294867. Email: stephen@edgwarephysio.com  Web: www.edgwarephysio.com

Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Kate Hesketh

Kate has been working in this profession for 18 years with children of all ages from premature babies through to teenagers.  She specialises in Early years physical development, Sensory Processing Difficulties and Dyspraxia.

Kindly contact Kate on 07771885404 or write to her at katehesketh@hotmail.com

Opticians – adult and paediatric

David Devan Opticians is a well-established, family run practice in Whetstone. They offer paediatric care and domicilliary visits, as well as state-of-the art diagnostic equipment and bespoke spectacle frames.’
They have nicely offered 15% off a complete pair of glasses to anyone who mentions Be Ready to Parent. Tel 0208 445-3130.

Nutritionist, Julia Wolman

Julia is a public health nutritionist specialising in baby and child nutrition. I attended her weaning workshops at a local Children’s centre with my first child. Julia gave me the confidence I needed to start the process, great food ideas for the novice cook and a step-by-step guide on how to go about it. I used all of her advice again when it came to my twins. Julia has a passion for promoting healthy eating in children and over a decade of experience in the field, both in the NHS and now as an independent nutrition consultant.  She offers support to parents on weaning, fussy eating and other child nutrition issues. Tel. 07974 767 026 Email: julia@teenytummies.com   www.teenytummies.com   

Visit her facebook page for more information, up-to-date research, fun recipes and ways to get your toddler to eat healthy food etc!  http://www.facebook.com/teenytummies

Osteopath, Leor Okrent

Leor cured my back and hip pain I suffered after the birth of my son; linked to poor posture while breastfeeding and a prolonged labour.  He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He also treats children. Tel. 0333 055 0015 or 07985 923 047.  Email: info@finchleyosteopathy.com  http://www.finchleyosteopathy.com/

Health Visiting

http://www.privatehealthvisitor.com/ which is an online directory of health visitors who work on a private basis, and are able to come to your home to offer ongoing advice and support.

www.thehealthvisitingcompany.co.uk  Shirley Adebayo is Managing Director, Ma (management) MSc (child health), HV,RGN.  T: +44(0)8458385243  Fax: +44(0)8458385243  Email: manager@thehealthvisitingcompany.co.uk  

 

Reflexology Room London – with Abi Brazil

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Abi Brazil (RA, CRM5, PRM, BA (hons)) runs Reflexology Room London, a Clinical Reflexology Service offering customised treatments in the comfort of your own home across North London and surrounding areas.  She holds a Level 5 Mastership in Reflexology – the highest qualification available in the UK today and is a member of both Professional Reflexology organisation and CNHC.

Abi has specialist training in pregnancy, maternity reflexology which can benefit a woman at every stage of her pregnancy through all three trimesters, during labour and even post-partum.  Reflexology can help with a wide range of pregnancy related symptoms such as morning sickness, lower back pain, SPD/PGP, heartburn, headaches, fatigue, cramp, swelling etc.   Reflexology can also help prime the body for childbirth. Whilst there is no evidence that reflexology induces labour, it does help de-stress and ensure the body is at optimal level for when it is ready to go into labour naturally.  In the postpartum weeks, reflexology can help bring the body back into balance, reduce pain, help with stimulating milk, breast engorement/mastitis, urination difficulties, backache, caesarian aftercare and baby blues.

Abi also has specialist training in fertility reflexology and can help couples trying to conceive who may be experiencing sub-fertility or secondary sub-fertility.  Reflexology can help both women and men by balancing the reproductive system, encourage ovulation, sperm production or motility, de-stress the body and balance hormones.

All treatments are tailored to the individual and first sessions include a health and lifestyle consultation.  For prices please visit the website.

W: www.reflexologyroomlondon.co.uk      E: abi@reflexologyroomlondon.co.uk    T: 07971 523 672

 

Good For The Sole Reflexology, Sam George

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Hi, my name’s Sam George.

I set up Good For The Sole after several years of working in Luxury Travel, specialising in Spa Destinations and tailor-made Spa packages. I have travelled widely and have been fortunate to have enjoyed many different complementary therapies at Spas in some of the most beautiful places on the planet.   good for the sole

When I was expecting my second child I decided on a career change and, having been a long-time fan of Reflexology and having experienced its benefits for myself I wanted to share these benefits with a wider audience. I completed my training at the renowned Central London College of Reflexology, based in Covent Garden and hold an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology.

I now offer a mobile Reflexology service to clients, bringing the benefits of this wonderful treatment to you at home or at work, at a time to suit you and your busy lifestyle.  Based in Barnet in North London, I cover Barnet, Central, North, East & West Finchley, Golder’s Green, Hendon, Mill Hill and more.  If you’re not sure if I cover your area, please get in touch!

I am fully insured and am a member of the Association of Reflexologists. If you have any questions on Reflexology and whether it is suitable for you, please contact me and I would be delighted to discuss further.

If you would like to book a treatment, I offer a 25% discount on a first treatment for new clients, you can also save by buying a course of treatment, please refer to the pricing page for more details.

Be sure to like Good for the Sole on Facebook and to follow on Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest news and offers!  Best wishes, Sam. x

The lovely Sam, who is so lovely, has kindly offered 10% off a first treatment on top of the above 25% for new clients, for anyone who has attended a course of mine at Be Ready to Parent.

Homeopathy – Danielle Abramov BSc(Hons) RSHom

Danielle is a multi-lingual (English, French, Hebrew, Dutch) mother of non-identical triplets as well as a qualified homeopathic practitioner.  She came to believe in the effectiveness of homeopathy when looking for gentler options to treat the ills and ailments of her children. Her training started with a local evening course on the use of homeopathy in first aid & for children and continued with a full-time 4 year qualifying course. This was completed by a Bachelor degree.  Danielle is passionate about her work, getting to know patients, working with them towards improving their health and offering a real alternative to or support for conventional treatment.  In addition to private practice in NW London, she volunteers to work in Gambia, treating hundreds of mothers and children, many suffering from serious conditions.  Homeopathy is a gentle, non-addictive and side effect-free holistic therapy that works on every level of your being. It can be used safely and effectively in every stage of life and it’s a gentler option than most conventional medicine.  Call 07866 767285 or email Danielle@theheathhomeopath.co.uk  Website: www.theheathhomoepath.co.uk

Pregnancy, general and postnatal yoga with your baby, Maxine Levy

I attended Maxine’s antenatal pregnancy yoga classes for both my pregnancies and cannot recommend them highly enough.  All classes are enjoyable and relaxed & everyone is encouraged to practice at their own pace.  Pregnancy yoga classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and stages of pregnancy. The course works by guiding you through all the stages of pregnancy and preparation for labour and birth.  Maxine also runs postnatal classes with your baby as well as general yoga classes. Email: maxinelevy@mac.com Tel. 07957270899.  http://www.facebook.com/MaxineYoga?fref=ts

Pregnancy and postnatal exercise, Maya

Fitness classes specifically designed for prenatal and postnatal women. Maya is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about her classes.  She comes recommended by a few friends.  Maya has kindly offered a free trial class to anyone who attended my course and anyone referred by Maya to my courses receives a 5% discount of their course fee.  http://www.fitbumpsandbabies.co.uk/

Yogabalance – yoga and pilates classes, pregnancy and postnatal classes and complimentary therapies

Smita Thakrar has recently opened up a beautiful studio in North Finchley.  She works with other teachers offering a variety of yoga classes, pilates classes, pre and postnatal classes (http://www.yogabalance.co.uk/Mummy&Me.html) and complimentary therapies. Whether you are a complete beginner or even an advanced student, they can offer a class to suit you.  At Yogabalance they also have two spacious therapy rooms offering a range of holisitc and wellbeing treatments.   Address: Unit 1, 2 Lambert Way, Finchley, N12 9EP.   Phone: 07958296110.  Email: info@yogabalance.co.uk

Smita has kindly offered a free taster class to one of the “mummy and me” baby massage or yoga sessions to anyone who attended one of my antenatal courses (voucher to be redeemed within 6 months of birth of your new baby).

http://www.yogabalance.co.uk/

Massage – therapeutic, pregnancy and baby massage

Sam jaclynSam provides both a convenient mobile service in North London as well as a treatment clinic in Muswell Hill focusing on therapeutic, pregnancy and baby massage teaching both private classes and groups. In the past year she has expanded her skill set studying at The London School of Complimentary Health (LSCH) and the London School of Massage (LSM) as well as travelling to Thailand to study the ancient art of Nuad Bo Rarn (Thai massage) at the renowned International Thai Massage School (ITM) in Chiang Mai. For more information go to www.samjaclyn.com or call Sam on 07894570324. For all new clients Sam is offering 25% off all treatments with the promotional flyer.

Personal training – pre and post pregancy

Lauren is a personal trainer who has helped many women continue to exercise safely during pregnancy and get back into shape afterwards in a safe and fun way.  She comes recommended by friends.  Lauren specialises in all aspects of male and female personal training including weight training weight loss pre post natal conditioning toning and General fitness   She has a studio on the Watford Way NW4. Her mobile is 07711874161 and her email is: Laurenkatie@hotmail.com

Crouch End’s Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates Studio

Daniel Percival had opened Crouch End’s first boutique hot studio is located just off the high street at 52 Coleridge Rd, Crouch End N8 8ED. They offer 60, 70 and 90 minute classes in a number of styles of yoga and pilates (throughout the day and evening).  Pregnancy classes in a temperate environment will also be available.  Workshops including: nutrition, alignment and arm balancing will also be offered during the year. Phone: 0208 340 3434  http://www.yogacentric.co.uk

Pregnancy massage

Sharon Segal, a personal recommendation, tel. 07747 695565 Email: sharonsegal@hotmail.com

http://www.massage-wellbeing.co.uk/

Baby massage and Yoga

Sharona offers a wide range of baby massage and baby yoga classes to suit new mums and dads all over North and North West London including Finchley Central, Totteridge, Borehamwood, Edgware and Golders Green.  Private classes arranged for Groups and One to One sessions are also welcome. Email: babymassageandyoga@yahoo.co.uk  Tel. 07582069378   http://www.babymassageandyoga.co.uk/

Baby Massage with Ruth

Ruth, an occupational therapist, runs friendly and fun baby massage classes for babies from 6 weeks to pre crawlers.  Contact Ruth for a place at her October course at the JW3 (the new JCC) on the Finchley Road. babymassagewithruth@gmail.com  Tel: 07951 741 736. http://www.facebook.com/babyandubabymassage

Baby Massage with Niki, also a mother of twins

Accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

Baby Massage has been practiced for thousands of years but it is relatively new to this country. It is truly a wonderful way of bonding with your baby. It also helps with issues such as colic, sleep problems and teething.

The course is a chance for you to relax and distress. Dress comfortably and enjoy the experience while meeting other mums. If your baby is around 6 weeks old to crawling age then you are a perfect candidate to start this lovely course.

The course runs over 5 weeks and you will learn massage from head to toe and also learn to read your baby’s cues.

Please let me know if you would like further information or to book.  Niki.

nikicotsen@hotmail.com