A growing business

I’ve been beavering away treating people for a couple of years now at Osteopathy at the Mews in Watts Lane, Eastbourne and there has been considerable growth. I’ve met loads of lovely locals, busy business owners and a fair few folks from further afield. I’ve met people who’ve astounded me with their life-stories; those who’ve struggled with alcoholism; those who’ve […]

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Therapeutic yoga training

Yoga training I’ve recently had a wonderful four days on a APPI Therapeutic Yoga course, which was run for clinicians and Pilates teachers.  The course lead, Irene Ais, from Australia, is a physiotherapist who recognises the usefulness of yoga in the clinical setting.  She has also worked in industry and could bring plenty of working examples to our sessions.   […]

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Knee strengthening

The knee is the largest joint in the body and consists of a hinge-type joint supported by muscles. Stiffness or weakness in these muscles may move out of its efficient working position and the knee can suffer. When it’s not working well it can create pain. Young women, in particular those with hypermobility, may be effected but anyone can suffer […]

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Your osteopathy appointment

  What to Expect at Your First Appointment Thank you for booking your osteopathy appointment with our practice. When visiting an osteopath for the first time, it is natural to feel a little unsure of what to expect. The following fact sheet has been developed to explain what happens at the appointment and answer any questions you may have. If […]

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GDPR and data protection

All your consultation details and personal details are always safely, tucked away to maintain patient confidentiality. The new data protection regulations (GDPR) just add another layer of super- strong security around your held data. Osteopathy, like other professions, responds to external legislation and is closely regulated to ensure best practice.  

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Clinic hours

Clinic hours now available in Eastbourne at Osteopathy at the Mews are: Monday: by appointment Tuesday: 3.15pm – 7.00pm Thursday: 8.30am – 12.15pm Watch this space for further availability. Gail also works at Seaford Osteopathic Clinic on Tuesday mornings and Fridays.

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Coming soon – therapeutic yoga

I have been a long-term fan of yoga for its mechanical and spiritual good and, if you’ve had an appointment with me you probably would have been encouraged to do some stretching or strengthening exercises.  I am very excited to have found a course (and the time to attend) that ties together yoga with my osteopathic clinical work.  Once I have completed […]

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Knee pains and exercises

Knee pain has been occupying me a lot in clinic this week.  I don’t know whether it’s the weather, the new year exercise regimes or why so many of the same thing present in one week, but they often do. Featuring this week is pain below the knee cap, especially on going up stairs or slopes, with or without a clicking […]

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Neck pain and osteopathic treatment

Research findings: Paper: Franke et al, 2015, Osteopathic manipulative treatment for chronic nonspecific neck pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis, IJOM, vol 18:4, pp 255-267, accessed 24/01/16 via www.osteopathy.org.uk Neck pain occurs in all ages of the population and 30-50% of adults are thought to suffer in any twelve month period. It is the second most common problem that someone […]

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Osteopathic standards

Did you know that osteopaths have been regulated by the General Osteopathic Council for over 20 years? The Council was established following the Osteopaths Act (1993). It sets standards of practice and conduct expected of osteopaths. The General Osteopathic Council also holds the list of registered osteopaths. In order to remain on this list after qualification osteopaths have to carry out […]

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