Blog

Update August 2020

The clinic continues to be closed for the time being.  Keep wearing those face coverings, and keep well!

COVID-19 Update

The government has started the process of easing lockdown requirements, which is good news for all of us!  The regulatory and professional bodies for osteopaths ...

Three Things to Ease the Lockdown Aches

Finding that all your old aches and pains are resurfacing whilst you're in lockdown?  Back won't stop aching?  Feeling that old stiffness in your neck ...

Osteopathy A to Z – C is for Chronic Pain

Pain is complicated.  It’s designed to be a warning system of damage, or potential damage, being done to the body.  That’s why it’s unpleasant – ...

Osteopathy A to Z – B is for Back Pain

Back pain is the main cause of disability worldwide, affecting 540 million people at any one time.  In the UK, back pain is experienced by ...

Osteopathy A to Z – A is for Ankle Pain

What a fantastic joint the ankle is!  It’s comprised of the talocrural joint, which hinges the foot up and down, and the subtalar joint which ...

Cleaning in Coronavirus Times

I've been thinking about my more (ahem) "senior" patients 😊 who are isolating at the moment – especially those who normally have support with their ...

How To Support Your Immune System

We all want to make sure our immune system is working at its best – but how do we do that? ✴️✴️   First, reduce infection ...

How to Work from Home

Are you having to work from home for the first time? Finding it hard to stay focused? You're not alone! Check out these tips: 1 ...

Self-Isolation – Coping under “House Arrest”

We all have to be prepared to take sensible precautions in these unprecedented times, whether that means self-isolation or simply avoiding public spaces for a ...

Trampolining

The sun is shining, the children are smeared with a mixture of sun-cream and ice lolly gloop, the smallest one is covered in grass cuttings ...

Balance your Exercise!

Do you wear a pedometer?  Always aiming for that daily goal of ten thousand steps?  Having an exercise goal is a great way to motivate ...

Lifting children

Whether the kids are your own, your grandkids, or the ones you’re minding for someone else, children can be back-breaking work.  I have no statistics ...

Migraine Breakthrough

There's been some exciting news in the press this morning for migraine sufferers. Researchers at King's College Hospital have developed a potential new treatment that ...

Shoulder pain – but is it in your shoulder?

Shoulder pain is one of the most common problems I see in clinic.  Clients regularly come in and tell me their shoulder hurts.  My first ...

Knee Insurance

Latest research shows that the number of people with knee osteoarthritis has doubled in the last sixty years.  You might think this is because we tend to ...

DVT – what to watch out for

The wife of an elderly gentleman called me last week in a bit of a panic.  Her husband had been out for a stroll, and ...

Healthy Housework

Housework can be healthy for you! It all counts towards your daily dose of activity.  Not only are you burning calories and getting your heart ...

Confessions of a Lazy Runner

My Sunday run was fabulous (as most of my runs are, in hindsight!  In the moment, not always so much….!)  The weather was perfect - ...

First Aid for Backs

Ever had that situation where you’ve done something small, like bend down to tie a shoelace, or lean over the sink to brush your teeth, ...

Joints cracking? Fear not!

Ever been worried about those cracking noises coming from your joints when you move?  Concerned that “overuse” is going to lead to “wear and tear”?  ...