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8 April 2020

VLOG: Chair Based Exercise Part 1 Neck and Shoulders

I wanted to create a set of chair based exercises for the less mobile person, who might be stuck at home in isolation, recovering from illness or suffering with stiffness from arthritis. Chair based exercise is safe and allows you to feel supported whilst still being able to work the muscles and joints through certain […]

8 April 2020

Frozen Shoulder-what is it and can Osteopathy help?

What is it? The term Frozen Shoulder was first used in 1934 by Dr Codman.  He stated that ‘the entity is difficult to define, difficult to treat and difficult to explain from the point of view of pathology.  Even in the 86 years since he said that it is still to fully understood.  Frozen shoulder is now […]

3 April 2020

Jaw pain and Osteopathy.

Can Osteopathy help with pain in the jaw? For me, the jaw is a very interesting area of the body.  For such a small joint, it is one of our most used.  It is busy throughout the day whilst talking and eating. And if you grind your teeth at night, there is no rest for it then […]

1 April 2020

Looking after your feet and preventing dry skin.

Skin is the largest organ in the body and offers a protective barrier against the outside environment. When intact, it is a waterproof, smooth, flexible and protective layer. However, dry skin can become cracked. This compromises the protective barrier and can leave you open to infection. Dry skin can create micro splits and fissures allowing […]

31 March 2020

Lockdown: Tips to prevent injury in the home or garden

As we try to manage boredom levels during “COVID lockdown”, many of us will focus our time and effort on improving the home or garden. Clearing out sheds, fixing wind damaged fences, sorting out the loft, painting, decorating and many more manual jobs. These are jobs that might normally be allowed to build up, maybe […]

30 March 2020

Ideas to keep you healthy during Covid-19 ‘Lockdown’.

It is extremely important to remain at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but how do you keep healthy and pain free during this time?  I have written some ideas of how to remain physically and mentally healthy whilst you’re at home. Physical health -Don’t sit for too long- whether it be at a computer […]

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 […]