Need a Physiotherapist?

The Ivy Clinic has a superb Physiotherapist, Lynn Main.

Physiotherapy

Lynn’s treatment involves a full assessment, and aims to help relieve the pain of musculo-skeletal pain and injury, using combinations of manual and exercise therapy.

Whether your pain or problem  has been caused by illness, accident or ageing, Lynn can help and advise you about the best treatment for your specific need.

The most common conditions treated include, back pain, headaches,  joint and muscular pain, knee or shoulder pain and sports injuries.

Looking for a Cranial Osteopath?

Here at The Ivy Clinic in Teddington we have a fantastic Cranial Osteopath, Nargis Ahmad.

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is well known for helping babies recover from the effects of pressure at birth.

In the first few days and weeks of life, babies resolve most tension by suckling, crying, sneezing and yawning, this is nature’s way.

Sometimes this process take a little longer to resolve, and Nargis is able to give a helping hand.

Gentle cranial osteopathy addresses any strain patterns in the balance of the bones in the skull.

Nargis’ treatment can help with excess crying, discomfort with wind, reduce snuffles and grunts, improve sleep, and aid digestion.

She can also give tips and great advice for breastfeeding.

 

Nargis has over 12 years of experience and is recommended by Teddington Midwives, local Doulas, NCT and breastfeeding consultants.

How do I Manage My Sensitive Teeth?

How do I Manage my sensitive teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is due to the exposure of dentine, either through loss of the enamel layer or recession of the gums.

Temperature changes and certain foods (acidic or sweet), even just cold water can cause the tooth or teeth to become sensitized which can be very uncomfortable.

Sensitive Teeth

Often, making simple changes can make a big difference.

If your teeth are sensitive, there are several simple but important steps you can take today to manage sensitive teeth and to help stop them from getting worse:

 

  • Practice good oral hygiene, including proper brushing and flossing, to help prevent conditions such as gum disease, which can cause receding gums.
  • Use a toothpaste specially formulated to treat the pain of sensitive teeth.
  • Don’t brush too hard.
  • Use a soft toothbrush, preferably one designed for sensitive teeth.
  • Avoid acidic foods that can wear away tooth enamel, such as acidic fruits, vinegar salad dressings and carbonated soft drinks.
  • Avoid grinding your teeth or clenching during the day, asking your dentist about a mouth guard for night time use, could be really helpful.

 

To be sure your tooth pain is not the result of a more serious condition, see your dentist as soon as possible.

He or she will be able to treat the problem and give you the right dental care recommendations and advice.

Chiropody/Podiatry

The Ivy Clinic in Teddington provides Chiropody

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Kurt and Terina treat all ailments of the feet and general foot pain.

 

Chiropodists/Podiatrists treat people of all ages and from all walks of life:

  • children with lower limb pain or problems walking.
  • diabetes sufferers with circulation problems or sensation in their feet.
  • sports men and women suffering leg or feet injuries.
  • dancers rehearsing and performing long hours put stress on their feet  causing injury.
  • people needing minor nail surgery
  • patients wanting advice e.g. those not needing treatment but wanting advice about footwear or foot health.

They will:

  • assess and treat footcare ailments, ranging from problems such as corns, callus, verrucas
  • analyse how a person walks or runs and correct the anatomical relationship between the different segments of the foot.
  • monitor and manage foot problems and deformities caused by diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • advise and treat patients at high risk of foot problems and amputation e.g. those suffering from diabetes
  • undertake nail surgery using local anaesthetics.

 

 

 

Looking for a Fantastic Acupuncturist?

Then look no further!

Here at The Ivy Clinic in Teddington, our Acupuncturist, Wong Po-Yee, has over 30 years experience, treating a wide range of conditions.

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The first session is for  1 hour to allow for a thorough assessment and initial treatment.

Follow up appointments are 30 minute sessions.

Po-Yee has treated from the very young to the very old!

Acupuncture can work for anyone, at any age, and achieves amazing results!

Acupuncture is a well proven treatment that is backed by scientific research and recommended by many hospitals and GP’s.

How can I give my skin extra hydration?

Hyaluronic acid is like a drink of water for the skin.

What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid on the skin?

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Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound found in the skin that has many important functions including,

  • holding moisture
  • provides cushioning
  • aiding in tissue repair
  • holding together the skin’s structural components collagen and elastin
  • helping create a protective barrier against micro-organisms.

Skin starts losing hyaluronic acid as early as 18, but wrinkles and other skin damage from hyaluronic acid loss doesn’t generally show up until the late 30’s or early 40’s. Preserving or regaining hyaluronic acid is a goal of many skin care specialists.

Since hyaluronic acid holds moisture well, up to 1,000 times its weight in water, it is a commonly used component in moisturisers and serums.

In these formulations, its function is not only to deliver water to the skin, but also to hold it there,

As a large molecule, it doesn’t permeate deep into the skin, but instead stays near the surface where it moisturises the skin’s surface layers.

The loss of natural hyaluronic acid is one of the causes of wrinkles, so the idea of putting it back into the skin as a cosmetic filler to repair these wrinkles, makes sense.

By reducing wrinkles, hyaluronic acid fillers make the skin look younger and increase skin tone, making it look smoother and much more supple.

What are Cosmeceuticals?

 What are Cosmeceuticals?

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If you want to go beyond pampering and really see a difference in the appearance of your skin, then Cosmeceuticals are the way forward.

Cosmeceuticals are skin treatments that give visible results and provide added benefits that go far beyond other types of skincare products.

The word “Cosmeceutical” entered the general vocabulary in the 1990’s.

Derived from a combination of the words “cosmetics” and “pharmaceuticals”, the word describes a non –prescription product for cosmetic use containing high grade ingredients into your skin offering dramatic results.

These professional grade products have been scientifically researched and tested to ensure they do actually have an effect on the skin.

Cosmeceuticals are a step on from your daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routine, they address skin concerns at a deeper level and protect your skin from external forces, such as the sun and pollution, which can cause premature ageing.

High street cosmetics selling anti-ageing products containing antioxidants, peptides and retinol, do not contain a high enough percentage of these active ingredients to make any real difference to the skin…..also, they are often full of chemicals which can irritate the skin.

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Here at The Ivy Health & Beauty Clinic  in Teddington, we stock a fantastic range of  products by “Skinceuticals”.

Used regularly, and with the right guidance of our highly trained Beauty and Skin Therapist, Katrina, you will be amazed at the results!

 

SMILE AND BE HAPPY!

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Happy People

 

“Smile and the world smiles with you”, so the old saying goes. Well scientists have now confirmed that a sunny disposition is contagious and spreads through a social group like wild fire, cheering everyone up!

The study published in the British Medical Journal, found that surrounding yourself with positive friends can also benefit your physical health as optimism is linked to a more efficient immune system.

And to help with that lovely smile, remember to keep up with your regular dental check-ups with our fantastic Dentists here at The Ivy.