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Your posture tells a story

Your posture tells a story

When a client visits me, I observe their posture, initially during the consultation, and from standing and seated examination. A posture tells a story, like a tree standing with its curves and bends, telling us how the tree responds to its environment over the years. […]

Level headed

Level headed

Have you ever noticed? Either by watching TV, reading, looking at a computer or a laptop monitor, phone or a tablet, our head has this tendency to move forward, especially when we need to focus, or when we are just tired when holding our heavy […]

Moving and Handling

Moving and Handling

Introduction Moving and Handling is a phrase that is used a lot in industries, particularly in healthcare, and, according to Health and Safety Executive 2017, staff sickness due to poor manual handling has reduced due to increased education and advances in equipment. But “Manual Handling” […]

The chain reaction

The chain reaction

The chain reaction, our body, the way we move, the way we interact with our environment is one big continuous series of a chain reaction. When I was in Michigan, USA, at the Grays Institute, we went through this concept a lot. Our movements rely […]

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy is a new introduction to the clinic. It is an intervention that a physiotherapist had used on me, so I speak from positive experience. I was involved in a lot of sports such as weightlifting, CrossFit, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, so injuries were always […]

A quote – number 1

A quote – number 1

It is the job of the Osteopath to find health, anyone can find disease. — Andrew Taylor Still, DO – the founder of osteopathy

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects joints, and common places are in the hand, knee and hips. It is not necessarily an age-related condition but tends to appear in a physically mature individual, the majority being over the age of 45. There […]

Your jaw and your stress level

Your jaw and your stress level

The muscles of the jaw, controlling the temporomandibular joint, the joint between your jaw and your skull, is an excellent monitor to check the level of your stress, more importantly, the level of your sustained flight or fight response (sympathetic arousal). In an article in […]

Physical activity tied to less diabetes in at-risk population

Physical activity tied to less diabetes in at-risk population

People at high risk of diabetes, would benefit from walking more throughout the day. A Study by Dr.Amanda Fretts, a researcher at the university of Wasington in Seattle, showed that even light activity is associated with a lower risk of diabetes, and increased physical activity […]

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches

A cervicogenic headache is a syndrome characterised by a chronic headache that is referred to the head from either bony structures or soft tissues around the neck. Clinically, they are sometimes hard to differentiate from migraines or a tension headache. Common symptoms are: Neck pain […]