Pilates COVID risk assessment

  PILATES COVID RISK ASSESSMENT Complete by: Gail Date: 4th September 2020 I have assessed Pilates classes for risks outlined and put in additional processes as detailed below Undertaken a risk assessment Date risk assessment carried out 14th September 2020 Purpose: Pilates classes in the Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston Heightened cleaning regimes The hall floor and common areas will be […]

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COVID and hands-on treatment

Face-to-face treatments are now available with full sanitising measures in place:  mask, gloves and apron are worn for every consultation and the clinic is aired and disinfected between patient appointments. Telephone consultations prior to your visit make sure you are safe to come to the clinic  – for you and others after you. Of course, full telephone or video consultations […]

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Keeping you safe at your osteopathic appointment

There have been many things that we have all had to adapt to regarding the COVID-19 infection control.  Many things are becoming second nature – like hand sanitising, social distancing, face masks etc. Here is a short video (just under 2 minutes) to introduce you to a few things that might have changed at your osteopathic appointment https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=n1K2m3bwL7g&feature=emb_logo.  This video […]

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Evidence-based practice

There are a lot of therapies available to help people in pain or discomfort but are these evidence-based practices? How do you know if they are going to work? Many professional bodies work hard to provide evidence for consumers and osteopathy is no different. Below is a list of the many things that osteopathic treatment has be proven to help […]

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Osteopathy and the voice

I had a very interesting consultation a couple of weeks ago. A lady approached me, not knowing if I could help, and feeling a little desperate. She was having trouble with her voice. It was croaky, it was weak and both of these irritations were fairly new to her. Her doctor had been very thorough and she several hospital appointments, […]

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Pilates in Eastbourne

There is plenty of research telling us that movement is one of the best things we can do for aches and pains. It is also great for pepping-up our general physical and mental wellbeing. I have been an osteopath for 15 years. My passion is sharing exercise and stretching advice with my patients for their benefit. I have brought this […]

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Movement Therapy/Pilates – Eastbourne

I started something new for me this week.  I started being a class instructor for Movement Therapy classes. One of my classes is a chair-assisted Pilates type class being held at Community Wise, Ocklynge Road in Old Town, Eastbourne http://www.communitywise.org.uk/.  Come along at 1.30pm on Tuesdays to see what it’s all about.  A pre-class health check is required for participants […]

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Should I see an osteopath?

Many problems – such as aches and pains, stiff joints, trapped nerves, headaches, sciatica, the list goes on – can be helped by manual therapy and osteopathic treatment.  The question which often comes up is which type of therapist would suit you best?  The answer to this may depend on your particular problem. It may depend on who your friends […]

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Movement Therapy sessions

Movement benefits our physical wellbeing in so many ways – whether it’s regulating our blood sugars; working the heart and lungs of our cardio-vascular system; or reducing obesity and the impact of weight on our joints. It also may benefit our psychological wellbeing through lifting the mood or concentrating the mind. There are many other reasons to move.  From an […]

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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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