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10 September 2020

How I am helping young people with COVID anxiety.

These are challenging times for our young people. The ever-changing rules to lockdown and an uncertain future are causing anxiety.  In this blog I will talk about my experience of treating patients with anxiety about COVID and reveal my best tips for preventing it.   My experience with COVID anxiety. I find that there is a divide […]

1 September 2020

IT Band Syndrome: Why does my outside knee hurt?

IT Band Syndrome Explained: During the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us have found renewed commitment to staying fit. Some of us are running or cycling more frequently than before and some have taken it up again after not having cycled or run in years. If you happen to be one of them, perhaps you are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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