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18 February 2020

Just a little accident? Bedwetting, daytime wetting and soiling in children.

According to the NHS an estimated 900,000, 5-19 year olds suffer from bladder and bowel conditions such as bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling.  That is approximately 1 in 12 children.   So what is the main cause of these problems: Constipation is often the main culprit!! Because the rectum can stretch and stretch, it has […]

5 February 2020

Chilblains- What are they and how to prevent them?

What are they? Chilblains are small, itchy, red areas of skin.  They can come as a result of an abnormal reaction to the cold. They usually affect the hands and feet. The good news is that although they are uncomfortable, they generally clear up within 7-10 days. What causes Chilblains? During cold weather, the tiny blood […]

30 January 2020

Being mindful and mindfulness……

If you are anything like me, life can get busy juggling multiple priorities and it is difficult to slow down to find time to just ‘be’. Often we soldier on and before you know it the aches and pains can appear in the body. Sound familiar? This is where being mindful and practicing mindfulness in […]

28 January 2020

Bad posture or Upper Crossed Syndrome?

Most of us at some point catch our reflection as we pass by a window and straighten ourselves up after checking out the bad posture! Unfortunately bad posture habits are the ones that die hard. But with a bit of knowledge on why they occur, adaptations in our daily activities or routines can help improve […]

20 January 2020

The importance of checking our feet for Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is a form of cancer. It develops from a type of pigment cell called a Melanocyte. Melanomas cause around 7,000 deaths per year. The GOOD NEWS is that if we can catch them in their early stages, melanomas are almost entirely curable.  But if they are located on harder to spot areas, like the […]

17 January 2020

Postpartum Running: To run or not to run?

To run or not to run is probably my most frequently asked question when I see my post natal mums. When can I start running?  It is such a hard question to answer because every pregnancy, delivery, body, tissue structure and post natal experience is different. Up until recently I always tended to advise my patients […]

9 January 2020

RED January 2020

“Run Every Day” RED January has been set up by the charity Mind to raise awareness for mental health, which is great for me as I love to run! The benefits that exercise has on our mental health is remarkable and when we exercise our bodies release endorphins which make us feel good, happy and […]

4 January 2020

How to stay injury free this ski season with Osteopathy

It’s that time of the year when you might be lucky enough to be preparing for your ski holiday.  Now that Christmas is out of the way, your training can start in earnest.  In this blog I will explain how Osteopathy could help you stay injury free and will give you my top 5 exercises for ski […]

10 December 2019

Diabetic foot care advise: avoiding complications

For those of you with Diabetes, diabetic foot care is very important if you want to avoid unnecessary complications. Looking after your feet and checking them regularly can significantly reduce your risks of getting foot problems. Tips for every day diabetic footcare: Maintain good foot hygiene – Wash your feet every day and dry carefully […]

3 December 2019

National Grief Awareness Week 2019: 2nd to 8th December

It’s National Grief awareness week 2019 from 2nd to 8th December. Are you suffering from grief this winter? The cold weather can have an impact on our mood. Less sunshine and more dark evenings can make us change our normal social activities and we could end up feeling isolated. A lack of vitamin D, the sunshine […]