Andrea has been practising osteopathy for nearly 15 years. She uses a variety of tools to get results for her patients from spinal manipulation and soft tissue massage for aches, sprains and strains to dry needling and trigger point acupuncture for long-term knots and stiffness, as well as prescribing exercises to help condition, strengthen or lengthen targeted muscles.
She also uses the cranial osteopathy model to help her treat areas of the body that require much lighter touch, such as head, neck or face pain; and conditions that are not amenable to robust interventions, such as post-surgical pain, symptoms that occur after traumas such as road traffic accidents or concussion; or people for whom more invasive treatments are not appropriate such as some hypermobile patients, babies or small children.
Andrea’s primary tools in osteopathy are her love of the diagnostic process, followed by her hands, her love of people, and her extensive experience in selecting the best combination of her skills, and those of her colleagues, for each individual patient.
Andrea has many years’ experience treating expectant mums with pelvic girdle pain, back pain and post-partum pain. She has been listed for several years on the Pelvic Partnership website.
With many years’ experience working with babies and children and a long-time clinic tutor in University College of Osteopathy’s (UCO) children’s clinics, Andrea was a founder of the post-graduate diploma in paediatric osteopathy at UCO. Andrea has had a lifelong interest in providing the best possible care for babies, children and their families and in 2007 gained an MSc Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children. In the past few years, she has lobbied her profession to set up an accreditation process for osteopaths who wish to treat babies and children with complicated presentations.
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What our clients say
I received excellent treatment by Andrea. She assisted me by significantly reducing my pregnancy related pelvic pain in just one session. I would highly recommend to anyone with MSK issues.
Andrea’s response to her clients problems and her assessment of them is based not just on the physical symptoms presented but very much on what she feels beneath her remarkable hands. She is highly intuitive; caring; warm; kind and funny all of which contribute towards a highly effective and restorative treatment.
She is also incredibly straight-forward and if presented with something which is beyond even her remarkable skills, she will say and whenever and wherever possible, will refer
Andrea inspires confidence through her professionalism and personality. She listens, is clear about the treatment and adept at delivering. She is interesting and interested . I have been lucky to find her and her colleagues.
As an almost 50 year old still trying to play several sports, I rely on Andrea to keep me upright. Which she manages with unfailing dexterity and good humour – highly recommended!
For the first time, I hurt my back earlier this year. Although only a strain, it was agony. The only thing that helped was visiting Andrea’s practice for treatment.
Her calm presence was extremely reassuring and her expertise helped to alleviate my pain and improve my movement and flexibility within a few days. I highly recommend her services, which are also fantastic value.
A thorough practitioner and a delightful person, Andrea has played a key role in improving my mobility. For several years I have happily travelled across London to visit her for treatment as experience tells me that Andrea knows exactly what she is doing.
Andrea helped me with stiffness in my shoulders and upper back pain after spending to much time hunched over my desk at work. Feeling much better now – thanks
Andrea Rippe of Kennington Osteopaths has changed my life!! My chronic and severe Pelvic Girdle Pain went away with her dry needling techniques and manual therapy. She is brilliant and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I found Andrea listed on The Pelvic Partnership’s list of recommended practitioners… I just wish that I had found her sooner, and that all women with PGP could see her too!
I have been to see the lovely ( and exceptionally good) Andrea twice, one time I was in a wheelchair unable to walk after injuring my back and this week in extreme discomfort due to a neck injury. Both times Andrea worked her MAGIC and fixed me. The clinic is lovely, staff wonderful and the results are INCREDIBLE! Highly recommend Kennington osteopaths (Andrea especially!)