One of our four highly qualified Chiropractors, Sophie Gremion-Garrone, graduated from the Institute Franco-Europeen de Chiropractique, Paris with a Doctorate in 1990. After University, Sophie worked in private practice until 1998 before joining her husband in London, where she concentrated on raising their two daughters and worked for Greenwich Council, providing Chiropractic care for their members of staff.
Sophie has over 24 years Chiropractic experience and uses the latest technology and treatments suitable for all age groups. She takes time to listen to her patients and to really understand their needs, plus Sophie has the ability to engage and empathise, a key reason why Sophie’s client base is built solely on recommendation. Her treatment techniques alleviate the following symptoms:
Back and Lower Back pain, Headaches and Migraines, Neck pain, Shoulder and Arm problems, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Rounded Shoulders, Sports Injuries
Back pain during pregnancy?
Being a mother has given Sophie a particular interest in the care of pregnant women and paediatric Chiropractic care. She took further studies in paediatrics, which complements her expertise of the Chiropractic treatment of pregnant women and children. She uses gentle but effective techniques, with no manipulation, using a very precise piece of equipment known as an activator, alongside other adjusting methods such as SOT.
Sophie understands that if a patient has a misalignment in the spine, sacrum or pelvis, very often relating to poor posture or a chronic back problem, the resulting distortion can create a twist in the muscular basket. This in turn can cause pain and lead to a more difficult birth.
Chiropractors aim to correct these distortions of the abdominal muscles by balancing the pelvis, sacrum and spine using gentle techniques – trigger points, stretching and increasing tonus by inducted or active exercise. These techniques are very safe for both the mother and baby.
Chiropractic benefits during pregnancy
Chiropractic treatments can be safely carried out through all trimesters of pregnancy, until the day of delivery. As the pregnancy progresses, there will be an increase in circulating hormones which cause significant muscle and ligamentous relaxation. This is why one of a number of adjusting techniques, provides maximum comfort and safety for mother and baby. The frequency of care varies from one mother to another, but for a non-complicated pregnancy, chiropractic treatments will range from once a week to once a month depending on the stage of the pregnancy and the symptomatology. Sophie knows that Chiropractic treatments can overcome many of the challenges associated with pregnancy, can optimise well-being and allow mothers to enjoy a very special time in their life.
Clinical studies have shown that during a normal pregnancy, chiropractic treatments will enable pregnant women to carry out low impact activities such as swimming, walking and stretching exercises. Findings, backed up by studies in America, have shown that Chiropractic care during pregnancy allows the mother to be more active during all trimesters, the need for analgesics and period of labour is reduced and the delivery is less painful. Regular referrals are made from General Practitioners and nurses, who are notified of their patient’s progress throughout the Chiropractic treatments.
Free spine checks
Sophie can offer free spine checks using the EMG Scanner. State-of-the-art technology allows the scanner to produce a computerised image of the spine by assessing temperature variation in the skin over the spine. This temperature variation indicates strain on your nervous system, through alterations in the blood flow along the spine. The scan also analyses the tension in the spinal muscles, which can pinpoint areas of spinal tension and muscle imbalance.
Sophie operates from both practices in Blackheath and Green Street Green, Orpington and is registered with BUPA and AXA/PPP Insurance companies, it is always advisable to confirm with your insurance provider prior to starting any treatment.
In 1998 I was injured and lost my job in the Police Service with a spinal injury, as a result of a being assaulted on duty. I was told by the Chief Surgeon for Metropolitan Police that my injury would get worse with age. The pain did get so bad I went to Sophie at the Chiropractic clinic about 18 months ago and she would relieve the pain from the pressure on my spine and I would feel better for a few weeks. In fact I went every month for corrective treatment to my spine. During this treatment Sophie suggested I get a up to date x-ray of my spine, which was done at her clinic. It transpired that my spinal injury had made me walk differently and as a result my left hip had worn out. I am shortly going to have a new left hip operation and I am convinced and so is Sophie that this will give me a better quality of life with less pain. I would never have come to this conclusion without the help of Sophie and her Chiropractic sessions. To conclude I am indebted to this very pleasant and understanding lady who has helped give me a better quality of life, in fact as a result my wife and both my sons now attend for regular spinal checks with the clinic. – Paul