Rehana is a registered osteopath, with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
Rehana joined Shine Holistic in 2004, soon after it first opened and has established a diverse family oriented osteopathic practice in Stoke Newington, where she spent her own childhood years …
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