Rehana Kapadia

Rehana Kapadia, Osteopath at Shine Holistic explains:
As primary care health practitioners, Osteopaths are regulated by the statutory governing body, the General Osteopathic Council and we are following all necessary safety PPE measures to be able to treat patients in person at the Practice.

Whilst I am available for consultations and treatments at Shine Holistic I will continue to offer free phone advice or video consultations for a reduced fee for those people, who may be shielding or feel hesitant about physical contact just now.

Rehana joined Shine Holistic in 2004, soon after it first opened and has established a diverse family oriented osteopathic practice in Stoke Newington.

Originally a graduate of Cultural Studies and postgraduate in Modern Indian History and Ancient Religious-philosophy from SOAS, she worked in book publishing and theatre. The experience of taking her son for a new baby check-up, at the ground-breaking Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) inspired her to complete a four year degree in Osteopathy and Naturopathy, from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly British College of Osteopathy and Naturopathy) and two year MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy, back at the OCC, where she gained invaluable clinical experience, working in pre- and post-natal care, and treating babies presenting with feeding difficulties through to complex developmental medical issues.

Osteopathy is rooted in the philosophy of medicine and nature. It regards the body as intelligent, with the inherent ability to self-regulate. Ill health occurs, when our capacity to maintain this delicate balance, due to adverse acute or chronic factors such as injury, stress, inflammation or degenerative change, is compromised. Cranial Osteopathy requires postgraduate anatomical knowledge and refined palpatory skill. It holds a perspective that our bodies carry the ‘marks of life’; unresolved patterns from our birth, childhood, emotional health and injuries which can become a source of strain, even the patient may be unaware of, but is influencing their present condition.

Rehana’s approach is gentle and effective in the treatment of any age and range of health issues. The aim, often, is to relieve pain, but also to work preventatively and so allow us to live in our bodies with ease. She feels every stage of our lives can be assisted with osteopathy, from pre- and post-natal care, seeing babies, children and teens through their developmental milestones, supporting good health in adult life, right through to an active older age. She is especially interested in how working biodynamically with the physiological body, including the face, jaw, and head can positively influence emotional patterns and stress related postural strains.

Rehana is also an associate at the Tufnell Park Osteopaths in N7.  She has worked in the NHS, volunteered at women’s projects and the OCC children’s clinic, had clinical experience of special care baby units at the North Middlesex and Barnet Hospitals and has taught final year undergraduate osteopaths at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Registered with the statutory governing body, the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), Rehana has full professional indemnity insurance and is member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO), the Sutherland Cranial College (SCC) and an Alumni member of the Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy (FPO).

REHANA KAPADIA, BSc (Hons) Ost Med, MSc Paediatric Ost, DO, ND, BA (Hons), MA

Osteopathy     Cranial Osteopathy

My Reviews

152 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
Rachel Millward
This is a review for Osteopathy with Rehana Kapadia.... I've been going to this clinic to have Cranial Osteopathy with the wonderful Rehana Kapadia, for well over a decade. When I started seeing Rehana, I was in my 20s, and experiencing debilitating chronic pain, struggling with mobility, going through major corrective surgeries. Rehana's treatments were safe, when very little was - I am always absolutely confident that she won't trigger a flare up or push my body to do something it isn't ready for. She is gentle in all the ways! And incredibly intelligent, knowledgable and intuitive in the best way - with bags of humility. Over the years I've really appreciated the trust and respect which developed. I came with very complex problems - no one thing could fix them, but I am now free of pain and immobility most of the time, and have a much, much easier life! Rehana treated me through two pregancies and post partum phases, and now treats both my daughters, meeting and treating them on their first day of life! They both really look forward to their termly treatment... they know it will make them feel much easier in their bodies afterwards. If anyone is ill, or has an infection or injury, Rehana is our first port of call. She's helped with ear infections, allergies, bad backs, teething... Massively recommended!
Thanks Rachel