Category: Osteopathy

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 […]

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 […]

25 October 2019

Pillow Talk: Which pillow is right for you?

A question I get asked a lot in clinic, is which pillow do I recommend for a good nights sleep? Well I’m afraid there is no straight answer; in fact it raises many more questions………. Firstly why are you having bad nights sleep? Are you not able to get off to sleep Are you uncomfortable […]

25 August 2019

What to expect from a trip to an Osteopath at Bodyfix Clinic

As an Osteopath at the Bodyfix Clinic, I understand that booking an appointment could potentially be a worrying or concerning experience because you are unsure about what will happen when the clinic door closes. You may be experiencing lower back pain from sitting at a desk for too long?  You may be experiencing shoulder pain from […]

20 August 2019

Why sleep is good for you?

Did you know we spend about a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is essential, alongside eating and breathing and plays a vital role in good health and well-being. One in three of us suffers from poor sleep and as we age the prevalence of sleep disorders increases. Sleep and health are strongly related. By […]

28 July 2019

The Cranial Osteopath: Treating babies

There are many reasons why parents bring their babies to a Cranial Osteopath like Giulia Bonetto at the Bodyfix Clinic. Difficult delivery: Babies delivered using forceps or ventouse can cause tension in a baby’s head. This can result in a cone head or even bruising from the forceps. Babies can show their discomfort by crying, […]

11 June 2019

Babies and Reflux: Simple tips to help minimise discomfort

Reflux is a common condition in babies which causes them to bring up small amounts of milk or can occasionally cause vomiting after eating. Most babies have a certain amount of reflux because the valve at the top of the stomach (lower oesophageal sphincter) is not fully developed. Babies can bring up some milk, and […]

11 June 2019

Psoas: The most important muscle you’ve probably never heard of ….

The psoas or Iliopsoas muscle, to give it its full name, is a muscle that lies deep within the abdomen. It is the major link between the upper thorax and the lower body and becomes chronically overworked, weak and tight through long periods of sitting at work.  This can, in turn cause, amongst other things, lower […]

9 April 2019

Spring = DIY = Injury

As we venture out of hibernation, that list of left over DIY jobs from last year suddenly becomes longer and more urgent, and if you are like most “DIYers”, the tasks you are about to take on will be very different from your normal day to day activity. So it’s important to realise that your […]