5 Quick Do’s and Don’ts : Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder:  the searing pain, the sleepless nights, the inability to do basic things like get dressed or make a cup of tea or hold a child’s hand.  It is one of the most painful and life challenging conditions I see in clinic. Here are 5 quick Dos and Don’ts I...

Why I Would Say No To Patients

First I think I should explain what I mean by 'No' When I say 'no' I mean 'No I will not', rather than 'no I don't think you should'. Reason 1  I would say NO to a patient who came to me wanting treatment, but they were not safe to treat. What do I mean by this?  I...

Three Reasons To Leave Me

Not long ago, I explained the top five reasons a person shouldn't ever choose me as their osteopath. Yes, that's right. Reasons to NOT choose me as their osteopath. Are you a current patient?  Well, today I'm going to give you three reasons to leave me. Yes.  Out the...

National Fitness Day – 27th of September

With every year that passes, we learn more about why it’s important to stay fit in the years ahead. If we’re to stay in good shape as we age and stave off common medical conditions, the best way to do this is to keep moving. In turn, the best way to keep moving is to...

The Astonishingly Simple Battle: Choosing Heat or Ice

There is an enormous amount of confusion about the use of heat or ice in different kinds of pain.  The confusion is made worse by all of the marketing guff on the brightly coloured packets at the local pharmacy.  It is a shame it has been made so complicated.  It's...

Pillow Talk

Your old manky pillow needs replacing.  How do you choose a new one? Testing pillows in a shop So you know what kind of sleeper you are, and you've gone to the shop. You are sorting through pillows that fit your budget.  You've got a few in front of you. Which one do...

Arthritis from Food Poisoning or Unprotected Sex?

Of course, we’ve all heard the term ‘arthritis’ but do you know about reactive arthritis and how it can affect the body? Did you know you can get arthritis from food poisoning or unprotected sex? The term ‘reactive’ implies a response to something - in this case it is...

Crushing Monster Headaches: Migraines and Osteopathy

What is a Migraine? According to a recent study, around 20% of all headaches are migraines and for those who experience them often you’ll know they are more than ‘just a headache’.   Migraine is not 'just a headache' but a debilitating and complex neurovascular...