Alternatives in Northwood, near Harrow and Watford has been established since 1993 and offers a wide range of Complementary Therapies with fully qualified and experienced practitioners. Treatments include Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Podiatry / Chiropody (State and HPC Registered), Counselling, Massage and Reflexology , a Pilates Teacher and a Champney`s trained Beauty Therapist.
Our Podiatrist Mr Schafer has 25 years NHS experience, has worked in local doctors surgeries, has 20 years of Paediatric Podiatry, 8 years working with a Physiotherapy service and 4 years looking after the feet of military personnel from Northwood HQ. He has a Lanula and a Pinpointe laser for treating Fungal Nail Infections ( see right hand side of page for two important points ), 'Over the last 5 years Chris has had much experience working with the 'Lanula ' and 'Pinpointe' lasers amongst others ( the two leading brands in this field) He has developed a strategy which acknowledges that the laser is a useful adjunct or compliment to other aspects of treatment necessary in combating this often stubborn complaint.'He is also a ` Wilde-Pedique`specialist which means he can use an elastic gel to create artificial nails for those with disfigured, partially or wholly missing nails if the nail(s) or toe(s) are suitable after examination . Remember only Podiatrists can practice Podiatry and that title is protected under British Law. The Health Care Professions Council ( HCPC) regulates Podiatrists and other health professionals.
Recently joined us is Rita Jackson, Not strictly a Complementary Therapist, Rita is a qualified family. community and civil mediator and has been mediating since 2009. She is accredited by the Family Mediation Council and authorised to carry out pre Court Mediation Assessments (MIAMs). Rita is also a qualified child inclusive mediator and has an enhanced DBS certificate. See Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mediation
Our complementary therapists include :
- Osteopathy,Western Medical Acupuncture
- Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mediation
- Cranial Osteopathy
- Homoeopathy and Western Medical Herbalist
- Beauty Therapist
- Amatsu Therapist
- Nutritional Therapist
Alternatives in Northwood has it`s own facebook page where you can follow us and see special offers, etc, just click Alternativesnorthwood or to follow us on Twitter Follow @AlternativesNW
Although our practice is called Alternatives we practice Complementary Therapy.
We advise all clients to consult their doctors, if necessary, and to inform them of any treatments they are receiving. We like to work alongside General Practitioners and several local GP`s refer clients to some of our therapists,especially for Osteopathy and Podiatry .Due to the nature of some complementary therapies it is a fact that some described benefits cannot or have not been proven by a rigorous medical testing procedure as would be the case with licensed drugs. Descriptions of treatments and their apparent benefits are taken from the therapists governing bodies ( e.g. for osteopathy, The General Osteopathic Council ) and from therapists experience and are given as a guide only. As an example Reflexology and Acupuncture are used a lot for fertility issues and are recommended by many IVF clinics as something that may help. We do see results but we cannot prove anything scientifically so you have to make a decision on that basis if you decide to have those treatments.
We, and our therapists, have been checked by `London Borough of Hillingdon, Environmental Services` and issued with a `Licence to Carry On An Establishment for Special Treatments`.
There is a ramp for wheelchair access to waiting room.
All treatments are by appointment with the centre in use seven days a week, including some evenings and we are less than four miles from Watford or Harrow. You can get to Northwood directly by bus or train ( metropolitan) from Harrow. By car you can park in Emmanuel Road which is right next to us.
The therapists work varying days and hours so please check this information
under the relevant therapy heading, e.g. osteopathy, podiatry / chiropody,acupuncture , etc.
Payment for treatments is currently by cheque or cash.
Prices can change so please check when making your appointment.
between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.
There is an answerphone outside those hours.
Alternatives Complementary Therapy Centre
118 High Street
The practice is based in Northwood, Middlesex, within four miles of Harrow or Watford,. The nearest tube station is Northwood on the Met. Line and buses H11 (from Harrow)and 262 stop right outside. We are on a corner (of Emmanuel Road) and parking is available in the side road and nearby.
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