30 October 2016

Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy is holding a free public educational evening on Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention on Thursday 17th November 2016 (7-9pm). There will be talks by Enid Gill (Tai Chi Teacher) and Adrian Dilworth (Registered Osteopath).

About the talks

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become very brittle and may break, even with a low impact fall. It is more prevalent in women, however it is estimated that one in five men over the age of 50 suffer bone breaks due to osteoporosis. We will look at the mechanism of osteoporosis, the most common fractures and the impact they have on day to day life. We will also talk about osteopathic care, pain management, and steps that can be taken to help prevent fractures occurring.

Sometimes called Meditation in Movement, Tai Chi Chuan is a traditional Chinese practice. It uses the slowed execution of fighting movements to relax the upper body while strengthening lower limbs, and centring the mind and breath. Through this ancient practice, we will look at how these traditional exercises can assist in fall prevention and bone health.


This talk is free and open to the general public. Spaces are limited, so you need to book your place online, by sending an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

About the speakers

Adrian Dilworth DO. IIST BSc (Hons)
Registered Osteopath, Sports & Remedial Therapist, Medical Acupuncturist / Dry Needling

Adrian’s osteopathic career has included developing clinics and operating within two GP medical practices. This involves liaising regularly  with GPs, nurses and health visitors. He has had training in the ‘cranio-sacral’ field to assist in the treatment of babies and children. He is also a qualified sports and remedial massage therapist and is qualified to perform medical acupuncture, including dry needling.

Adrian has a firm belief in rehabilitation. He encourages patients with advice on posture, lifestyle, diet, nutrition and exercise. As well as working at the Putney Clinic, Adrian is also a lecturer at the University of Surrey (Institute of Osteopathic Medicine), teaching osteopathic technique.

Enid Gill
Tai Chi Teacher and Dance Movement Therapist

Enid studied dance from an early age and trained at the prestigious London School of Contemporary Dance. After graduating, she performed as a contemporary dance artist in the UK and Europe for 10 years. During this time, she explored other bodywork techniques, focusing on Iyengar Yoga, Shitasu and Tai Chi Chuan.

Enid’s interest in health and well-being through movement is ongoing. In 2009, she obtained a master’s degree, becoming a registered Dance Movement Therapist.

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