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BHART SHEMAR DO ND

REGISTERED OSTEOPATH & MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURIST

Bachelor of Osteopathic Medicine (Honours)

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Bhart Shemar graduated from the prestigious British College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his five year degree, he received numerous awards and he was also presented with the ‘Student of the year prize’ in his final year.  Bhart subsequently returned to his alma mater, working as a lecturer and clinical tutor, training and examining students in clinical skills and physical diagnosis.  Bhart has now been practising as an Osteopath for over a decade.  As a result of his clinical experience and a results driven approach, Bhart receives numerous clinical referrals from established Harley Street and London Consultant Physicians/Specialists.

During that time he qualified as a Naturopath and uses this knowledge alongside Osteopathy to meet his patients' needs.  Bhart is passionate about Osteopathy and is an attentive and caring practitioner.  As an Osteopath, he seeks to find the root cause of his patient’s problem and avoids treating their symptoms in isolation. With a results driven approach, Bhart tailors his Osteopathic treatment to achieve the best results for his patients, personalising his treatment plan to suit his patients needs and their individual lifestyle.  Patient education and preventative medicine are at the heart of Bhart’s approach and he encourages positive lifestyle changes for his patients wherever possible.  He empowers his patient by giving them a clear understanding of what has gone wrong to cause their complaint.  This unique educational approach helps patients to understand how best to address the problem and minimise the risk of recurrence in the future.

Prior to his training as an Osteopath, Bhart worked as an Accident and Emergency nurse for many years, gaining extensive experience across numerous specialties ranging from paediatrics, cardiology to emergency trauma.  In total Bhart has over two decades of clinical experience.  As a Staff Nurse, he also mentored and assessed nursing students and newly qualified Staff Nurses within his Accident and Emergency departments.  This experience taught Bhart has learnt how resilient the human body can be, as well as what can go wrong when it is not correctly cared for.

Patient safety is of paramount importance to Bhart and he therefore maintains his continuing professional development, keeping his clinical skills and knowledge up to date.  Alongside his Osteopathic skills Bhart is also trained in Medical Acupuncture and Sports/Kinesio taping.  Working as an Osteopath, Bhart combines his knowledge of these techniques, together with his Osteopathy, Naturopathy and clinical skills to achieve the most effective results for his patients.  Using his years of clinical experience, Bhart looks for signs of underlying conditions, and on occasion will refer patients as needed for further clinical investigations, such as an MRI scan, or for a consultation with a specialist consultant.  Bhart is also trained in taking blood for analysis if required.

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR VISIT

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During your initial Consultation, Bhart will take a comprehensive and detailed medical history to ascertain the root cause of your complaint.  This will be followed by a clinical
and Osteopathic examination to assess the movements of the spine, joints of concern along with assessing the patterns of muscular tightness, weakness or imbalance.

After this examination, Bhart will discuss his clinical impression and the most appropriate osteopathic treatment for you.  Every Osteopath works slightly differently and although the end goal may be the same, each Osteopath may take a different treatment approach to achieve similar results.  Bhart uses a combination of massage/tissue work, joint and spinal mobilisations and osteopathic spinal manipulations.  Medical acupuncture to release muscular trigger points, myofascial tightness and to alleviate pain.  Exercise prescription and lifestyle advice also are provided.  Bhart also holds a Diploma in Spinal Acupuncture allowing him to use advanced acupuncture skills along the muscles of the neck and spine to facilitate release of the  deeper spinal muscles.

Follow up appointments will consist of a review of  the progress of your clinical symptoms, response to treatment, adherence to my clinical advice along with discussing any other clinical concerns.

 
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QUALIFICATION & TRAINING

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The title 'Osteopath' is protected by law and just as with Doctors, Dentists and Nurses, Osteopaths have a regulatory body to set and promote high standards of competency, conduct and safety.  Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).  It is against the law to call yourself an Osteopath unless you are fully qualified and registered with GOsC.

GOsC requires all Osteopaths to re-register annually.  As part of this process, they must continue to update and expand their clinical knowledge by completing a minimum of 30 hours study per year.  GOsC also checks that Osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and are of good character.

Bhart is registered with the GOsC and studied for five years full time which included a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice.  Bhart is also a professional member of The Institute of Osteopathy and The British Medical Acupuncture Society.