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11 June 2020

Speed Reading- unlocking your productivity

At the beginning of this year I set myself a target.  My goal was to read 20 books in 2020. Sounds easy…right? (And it makes a good hashtag… #20booksin2020). I started off well and when lock-down kicked in, I found myself with a lot more time on my hands. It was April and I was 200 […]

9 June 2020

Headaches: Can Osteopathy Help

Headaches are a common health problem and one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. They can be either chronic or episodic in nature, with approximately 50% of adults globally experiencing at least one headache per year and up to 4% being affected more than 15 days each month (World Health Organisation, 2016). […]

23 May 2020

Counselling through COVID- 19

My counselling through COVID-19 has changed and in this blog I am going to explain how and the types of patients I have been working with. Grief Grief is not only the loss of a loved one, grief is the human reaction we all have to an unwelcome event. Recently, we have all been feeling […]

30 April 2020

The Benefits of Using a Foam Roller during “Lockdown”

During this time it must feel like a waiting game for when the next sports massage may be available.  Our muscles will be feeling tight and tender without the regular sports massage. There is an alternative we can use in the interim by the means of a foam roller.  Read on and watch my videos to see […]

28 April 2020

Shoulder mobility- do you have scapula rhythm?

The shoulder is a complex structure.  It is made up of 3 joints that allow us a great deal of movement.  The biggest of these is a ball and socket joint, similar to the hip joint, but with a few differences.  The socket is a lot shallower than the hip, this is to allow for more range […]

21 April 2020

Good footwear….the key to pain free feet.

The right footwear is important to daily life. Footwear is often a big contributing factor to foot problems. In some cases, changing your footwear is the only treatment you will need for pain free feet. A good shoe is not the same thing as an expensive shoe. Features of a good shoe Good fastening A […]

20 April 2020

VLOG: Chair Based Exercise Part 3 Hips and Legs

Chair based exercise is safe and allows you to feel supported whilst still being able to work the muscles and joints through certain ranges of movement. There are three parts to the exercise plan this final part is aimed at the hips and legs. A print out of the exercises are available and can be […]

15 April 2020

“Im all knotted up!”: Myofascial Trigger Points

What are muscle ‘knots’ or myofascial trigger points, how do they develop and what can you do… Have you ever experienced a tender lumpy sensation under your skin and thought to yourself: what is that? How did that get there? Or maybe you have attended a session with one of our osteopaths or massage therapist […]

14 April 2020

VLOG: Chair Based Exercise Part 2 Upper and Lower Back

Chair based exercise is safe and allows you to feel supported whilst still being able to work the muscles and joints through certain ranges of movement. There are three parts to the exercise plan this second part is aimed at the upper and lower back. A print out of the exercises are available and can […]

9 April 2020

Treatment of Hallux Valgus (Bunions)

What is it? Hallux Valgus, commonly known as Bunions, is where the big toe excessively angles (>15 degrees) towards the rest of the toes. See the xray. This can lead to a bony lump on the side of the foot and osteoarthritic changes to the joint. You can sometimes get an overlaying bursa (sac of […]