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What to expect when visiting and Osteopath

If you’ve been thinking about seeing an osteopath, you might be wondering what to expect. Osteopathy is a practice of patient-centred care where you’ll be listened to and thoroughly examined. A first appointment normally lasts between 45 mins to an hour, so the...

‘Tis the season of mellow fruitfulness

Oh the melancholy of Autumn. The evening light is starting to disappear and Thursday night tennis is getting shorter and shorter. It won't be long before I come home in the dark. The natural consequence of this seasonal change is a great reduction in the activity...

‘Glutes’ – Your engine room

I have lost count of the number of times a patient has asked me "What's that ? Is that muscle?" as I've palpated and located an especially tight or shortened area in a gluteal or piriformis muscle. "This is your engine room" I rell them. Look at the fastest men and...

The Guardian March 21/3/18

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/21/lower-back-pain-being-treated-badly-on-a-global-scale-study-says?CMP=share_btn_link So simply put, stop relying on other magic bullets, panaceas , drugs etc... and then get up off your backside and get stronger, exercise...

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendonitis or Tendinopathy What was once called Achilles tendonitis (now Tendinopathy) is a common injury typically occurring in runners or other athletes. Usually presenting with pain locally around the tendon or heel, it is typically worse when standing ....