As a medic I am luckily privy to insider knowledge on who the very best osteopaths are, which is how I got to see Robin. He resurrected my back after three months of agony and being unable to even sit down . His approach is totally holistic and perhaps most importantly he has taught me how to avoid future problems successfully. I recommend all my back pain patients to Robin, he is a really great guy!
I have been a patient of Robin Kiashek and also referred many of my patients. The consensus of all of us is that he has been a committed, thoughtful and wise osteopath who has also brought in other disciplines and approaches to his work to achieve an even greater chance of benefit.
Robin Kiashek is my ‘go-to’ osteopath for my complex patients with neck and back problems. He combines excellent clinical care, effective treatment and a friendly approachable manner. He always communicates well with patients and the referring specialist. I would strongly recommend him to anyone in search of a first class osteopath
“When I sit before you
I often cease to find
The cause of pain and tension
And what lies festered in my mind.
I come to you with open soul
And share the roads I tread
I paint a picture past and present
Whilst you pull and twist my head.
But the reason for my writing
Is that finally I see
That from our conversations
You believe in me.
In my drive to write or teach
I show passion fully out
You sense my desire to achieve
But you never show me doubt.
You encourage me to live my dream
Don’t look back and cry
For the caterpiller is long gone
And so lives the butterfly.”
With much gratitude
…For over five years I suffered from terrible neck pains and almost daily headaches. I visited approximately 10 Harley Street specialists, tried all sorts of alternative medicine (hypnosis, Alexander technique and even flying to Thailand for acupuncture) and had regular sessions with a variety of expert physiotherapists. Nothing worked.
In April, I was recommended to Robin by my doctor. Since I started seeing him (once a week), my neck pains have diminished to a perfectly tolerable level, not generally having more than one headache a week. In the past month, I have not experienced a single headache. Apart from helping me enormously in a physical sense, Robin Kiashek’s holistic approach has been a real moral booster. His skills as a clinical dietician have improved my diet and he has enrolled me with a personal trainer twice weekly. He is sympathetic, encouraging and thoughtful and I’m sure these human qualities have also played a role in my incredible recovery.
… For most of my life I have suffered from migraine and headaches, which occurred every 6 to 8 weeks. I have received treatments from osteopaths, naturopaths, doctors, chiropractors and physiotherapists. None of the treatments had worked. After moving to London, I was referred to Robin Kiashek by a doctor who was treating me for another bad migraine. I first visited Robin in April 1999 and since then, I have not had another migraine – a dry run of 10 months so far!…
I had been suffering from headaches since childhood. Over the years, these had become more frequent and delibitating to the point where it was most unusual for me to have a day free of headache. Headaches became migraines and I felt ‘better’ when the migraines had retreated to the state of ‘mere’ headaches.
I was recommended to Robin as having some useful experience in this area and somewhat sceptically attended our first session. There was no immediate fix nor was one promised. Robin set about releasing the tension in my upper back and neck through a series of manipulations and cranial massage. He also gave me some shoulder and neck exercises to do at home. I was asked to keep a ‘headache diary’ showing severity and frequency in order to plot any improvements.
Initially improvement was slow – 40 years of headaches don’t resolve overnight. After around 5 or 6 sessions, however, I began to feel a slight improvement in that the headaches became less severe and didn’t turn so readily into migraines. About 8 weeks into treatment I had a major headache which, when it subsided, disappeared completely. Thereafter I began to get not only headache-free days, but headache-free weeks. The cycle had been broken.
I still get headaches – I have a stressful life (OK – who hasn’t). But they are the exceptions, no longer the rule; they do not endure and I can often head them off with relaxtion exercises when I feel them coming on.
I still attend regular treatments with Robin and my headache frequency continues to subside. Robin’s approach has without question improved not only the quality of my life but also that of my family, who now have less frequently to endure a bear (literally) with a sore head.
He diagnosed TMJ (temperomandibular joint – a joint hinging the upper and lower jaw bones) dysfunction as a principle cause of my symptoms. This was confirmed by a dentist and further by a consultant neurologist. I have also suffered a number of physical injuries, for example: badly bruised ribs, a ‘cricked’ neck and very recently a skiing injury to my neck and shoulders. In each case, Robin has been able to mitigate the pain, relieve the symptoms and hasten the recovery. I would highly recommend Robin based on my experience to anyone needing osteopathic treatment.