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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

20 January 2020

The importance of checking our feet for Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is a form of cancer. It develops from a type of pigment cell called a Melanocyte. Melanomas cause around 7,000 deaths per year. The GOOD NEWS is that if we can catch them in their early stages, melanomas are almost entirely curable.  But if they are located on harder to spot areas, like the […]

10 December 2019

Diabetic foot care advise: avoiding complications

For those of you with Diabetes, diabetic foot care is very important if you want to avoid unnecessary complications. Looking after your feet and checking them regularly can significantly reduce your risks of getting foot problems. Tips for every day diabetic footcare: Maintain good foot hygiene – Wash your feet every day and dry carefully […]