Wellbeing week

Wellbeing Week It’s Wellbeing Week and this luckily follows me doing Mental Health Awareness training at the weekend. Your body and mind are strongly inter-linked. Just think about how it physically feels when you are nervous, upset or over-the-moon. Wellbeing Week is the Mental Health Foundation’s new initiative ‘to provide young people with the tools and knowledge to help manage […]

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Osteoporosis

“Can I be treated if I have osteoporosis?” I get all sorts of enquiries and this one cropped up last week. It made me wonder what people know about osteoporosis and what they know about osteopathy. So, first things first: What is osteoporosis? It is a condition where the bones get weak.  Usually it develops slowly so you might not […]

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  This day was chosen as it would have been Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  So, Happy Birthday to her! What an amazing woman she was. Did you know that Florence Nightingale may well have had Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue/ME-like symptoms? ** What is Fibromyalgia? It is a long-term condition that may include wide-spread pain; fatigue; muscle stiffness; […]

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Sciatica

I do feel for you if you have sciatic pain or sciatica.  It is often a horrible, persistent pain.  You might not know what to do with yourself. What causes sciatica It is a very common scenario in my work.  Someone comes in with horrible pain in their leg on one side.  It might have started after lots of gardening […]

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Not just low back pain – but there is a lot of that!

A patient story My last appointment yesterday was with a lovely lady with low back pain. She had a replacement knee joint a few years ago which is serving her extremely well.  In fact, it was remarkable!  She had, over the last 6 months, noticed her back was increasingly ‘achey’ with walking.  2 hour joyful walks had now been reduced […]

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Pregnancy and parenting

Last week, in all that furnace-like heat, I was having a lovely time in clinic treating new parents.  I love treating through pregnancy and new mums too.  I love hearing all the wonder and love that parents have to share.  The attentiveness and tenderness they have for their babies. Sometimes though things are a little less than rosy. Pregnancy Pregnancy […]

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Easing of COVID-related restrictions.

Masked osteopaths   Masked osteopaths, as key workers, have been extremely busy over the last 12 months. Our work has continued to help those in pain or discomfort. We have also been there offer face-to-face consultations for patients who haven’t been able to visit their GP. I have been pleased to be there for those patients with complex health concerns […]

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New technology

My osteopathic work has changed a lot for me over the last twelve months, as it has for many people.  This time last year I was at home.  I was looking after my children and my osteopathic hands were given some time off. Come the summer osteopaths were recognised as key-workers and off I popped – back to work in […]

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Welcome

Hello! Welcome to Osteopathy at the Mews. I’ve been working as an osteopath for nearly 17 years now.  I can’t quite believe how that time has whizzed by.  That means that I have seen thousands and thousands of patients and shared many healthcare journeys with them. I have many fond or funny memories about chats with patients over the years […]

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Are your ribs causing you problems?

Ribs. You might not think about them all that much.  They seem quite inconspicuous most of the time. There are 12 pairs of them that come together to form your ribcage which protects yours heart, lungs and major blood vessels. They also provide attachments for your spine, ligaments and muscles.  Every breath you take requires the ribs to move along […]

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