Arbury Osteopathic Clinic

Helen Terentjev

BSc (Hons) Osteopathy (London School of Osteopathy)
MSc Paediatric Osteopathy (Osteopathic Centre for Children)

18 Hurrell Road,   Cambridge CB4 3RH
Tel. 07710 855809         helen@arburyosteo.co.uk

On health, and movement, and the work of an osteopath...

Movement is the main characteristic of our life. Each movement has a rhythm. An organism can only exist when movement and rhythm are in harmony with each other.

Health is the balance of all internal and external functions of the body. Health is our ability to adapt to external environment and life challenges.

I am interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and am taken by the process of continuous adaptation of nervous system to the changes in our internal and external environment, with reflexes being at the core of all processes in the body. In the end, it is the complexity of our reflex interactions that underlines our both conscious and subconscious behaviour.

The primary goal of my interaction with a patient is to improve the performance of their nervous system, reflex activity, restore sensory-motor interactions, and increase the adaptability at all levels of functioning: in children and adult alike.

I had amazing and inspirational mentors and tutors throughout my carrier, especially at OCC. I take pride in continuing my education, and conducting clinical research that shapes the way I think and care for patients. As part of my neuromuscular rehabilitation work (in conjunction with educationalists in Teach First, CCCU), I have done a number of studies on motor-dysgraphia in children in secondary and primary schools.

Finally, I enjoy my role as an educator, having an opportunity to be guest-lecturer in paediatrics to post-graduate osteopaths within SCCO (https://scco.ac/). Together with my colleagues I am currently developing more postgraduate and public courses in postural development (www.smart-growing.uk), and writing a book on baby handling skills for optimal postural development.

I consider my work a great joy and a privilege to help the tiniest of all patients and their families. There is a certain point in most practitioner-patient interaction, where the person you are working with ‘gets it.’ These moments provide the kind of positive reinforcement that keeps me coming back.