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24 September 2021

Marathon Runners: Taper Time and Final Prep

I have run a few marathons and so I thought I would give you a few tips on tapering and why we should taper before running a marathon.  If you’re planning to run The London or the Manchester Marathon in the next few weeks, then by now you will be tapering and possibly going crazy waiting […]

2 August 2021

We are not ‘Fans’ of stiff necks at BodyFix Clinic.

I have been an Osteopath for 11 years now and with that experience I see ‘patterns’ of injuries. In the winter, Osteoarthritic pains are worse. In the summer I see people injuring their ankles from wearing flip-flops. One seasonal injury that I see coming through the door at BodyFix clinic in the summer is stiff […]

26 July 2021

How to prevent Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail)

Fungus is a micro-organism that lives in our environment. Fungus requires damp, dark and warm conditions to colonise and grow. Our feet can often provide these perfect conditions. As well as infecting the skin (known as Athletes Foot) it can affect the toenails (Onychomycosis). Although painless, Onychomycosis, can look unsightly and can gradually destroy the […]

30 November 2020

The benefits of Water

We all hear that drinking lots of water is good for you. But understanding how and why….helps us to visualise the benefits as we drink and will encourage us to keep it up long term. Keeping hydrated has many different health benefits. 6-8 glasses a day of pure tap water or bottled water is recommended […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]