Osteopathy blog

Osteopathy blog

Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic….Similarities & Differences.

    Osteopathy is a primary healthcare system which is complementary to other medical practices (BSO). All UK osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. In order to stay on the register we are required, each year, to take out insurance and  obtain 30 hours of continued professional development (cpd). Our aim is to reduce […]

13 Jan 2016 / 0 Comments

The Most Competitive Event of School Sports Day….The Parents Race.

School sports days will be taking place all over the country this month. Children will be practicing and teachers will be preparing them for their big race or event. However it is this most ill-prepared event that usually attracts the most attention….The Parents Race. Osteopaths and physiotherapists will treat many injured parents post their ‘big […]

09 Jun 2015 / 0 Comments

Pregnancy: Postural Changes, Aches, Pains & Osteopathy

  Physical, chemical and emotional changes take place during pregnancy. These changes are generally influnced by the sudden and dramatic increase in hormone levels, especially oestrogen, progesterone and relaxin. Nausea and morning sickness, often experienced in the first trimester, is attributed to this sudden rise in hormone levels. The influx of hormenes can also cause […]

12 Feb 2015 / 1 Comment

Our Ultimate Weakness: The Achilles Heel.

Tendon injuries are more recently know as tendonapathies. This is due to research that shows that there is little or no inflammation present at the  injured site, unless there is an acute irritation. Tendonopathy is the failed healing of a tendon such as the achilles or forearm extensor and flexor tendons (tennis or golfers elbow) […]

13 Nov 2014 / 1 Comment

World Cup Football: foot and ankle injuries

World Cup Football started in Brazil last week and so did the injury worries. Danny Wellbeck’s thigh injury on the road to recovery, Oxlade-Chamberlane’s knee in final stages of rehab and a minor groin strain scare for Gerrard all add tension to England’s preparation. Brazil also had a scare when star Neymar rolled his ankle […]

12 Jun 2014 / 0 Comments

Iliotibial Band Syndrome:What is it? How to treat it.

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB) also know as runners knee is often referred to as an ‘over-use’ injury but in actual fact it is more than likely a lack of strength or flexibility issue or both. The iliotibial band runs down the outside of the hip from the ilium to below the knee attaching onto the […]

25 Feb 2014 / 1 Comment

Which medicine should I be using for my musculo-skeletal pain?

70-80% of the population mismanage their medication for musculo-skeletal pain with 2000 deaths a year, in the UK, related to non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is important that we improve our knowledge of what drugs are safe to take since self medication is epidemic and over the counter painkillers and anti-infammatories are so easy […]

15 Oct 2013 / 1 Comment

What medication should I be using for my musculo-skeletal pain?

70-80% of us mismanage our medication for musculo-skeletal pain relief. Next blog up tomorrow advising on benefits and risks of painkillers and anti-inflammatories.

14 Oct 2013 / 0 Comments

British Open Squash

Here is a link to my recent controversial interview with Rod Gilmour, squash journalist, ex Daily Telegraph. http://squashplayermag.tumblr.com/post/50890237429/opie-womens-game-needs-harder-work-ethic

23 May 2013 / 0 Comments

Can Osteopathy help relieve the symptoms of headaches?

According to leading UK consultant neurologist John Patten,  headaches are the most common symptom come across in medicine.  The  NHS report that the highest incidence of headaches are tension-type and neck related. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) state that over-medicating is a factor linked to the increasing incidence of chronic headaches. There are […]

18 Apr 2013 / 5 Comments
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As a coach and athlete it is important that I am always in top physical condition. Lisa at Osteopath West has helped me stay at the top of my game for the past 3 seasons with her osteopathy, acupuncture and kinesiology taping skills. Lisa will continue to be an integral part of my team for 2013

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