Isabel Diaz, Osteopath and Midwife
I enjoy working with patients of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly, treating a wide variety of complaints. Drawing on my training and experience I use a variety of osteopathic techniques depending on the patient’s needs. I also use therapeutic modalities like ultrasound, taping and strapping, and hydrotherapy as well as remedial massage, neuromuscular techniques and corrective exercises.
I hold a special interest in Women’s Health and completed a three year Midwifery degree at King’s College London. I enjoy treating pregnant women and postnatal issues, including back pain, pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscles rehabilitation. I balance my time between my osteopathic practice and working as a registered midwife at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Being a specialist osteopath midwife brings a unique understanding of antenatal care and postnatal care to my practice.
My treatment style is open and explanatory. In addition to hands on treatment I aim to educate patients and show them how to self-manage their complaint using exercises and ergonomic advice. I have strong beliefs in rehabilitation, management and prevention techniques and find this to be invaluable in maintaining the beneficial effects of treatment in the long-term and prevent further problems from developing.
As a former Latin dancer I have experienced how debilitating and worrying injury can be. A combination of osteopathy and sports rehabilitation supported me through various injuries and made it possible to continue performing and competing. These positive experiences inspired me to learn about the human body.
I qualified from The British School of Osteopathy with distinction after completing a four year degree course and from St Mary’s College, Twickenham with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Rehabilitation. My sports rehabilitation background combined with osteopathic medicine have provided me with a broad knowledge base and a variety of skills for the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries