Our clinic at the Manna Centre in London Bridge is a specialist community clinic offering free osteopathic care to homeless people.
The clinic has been running since 1998, and aims to help address some of the physical, psychological and social impacts of erratic and rough sleeping on patients.
Garry, 58, has been living rough on and off for the last 15 years. He suffered head, leg and shoulder injuries when run over by a car some years ago while sleeping rough. "After the accident I couldn't move my shoulder at all. I had a limp too – it was like one leg was shorter than the other," says Garry. In the four years that he has been receiving osteopathic treatment via the Manna Centre, he has restored movement in his shoulder and completed London Marathon for the homeless charity Crisis, raising £2,500.
The Manna Clinic operates on Wednesday mornings at the Manna Centre and appointments are run on a drop-in basis.
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