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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Headache – causes and help

Headaches can be a real pain – throbbing, nagging, tension, pressure, aching. They can make everyday activities feel like they are shrouded by a dark, oppressive cloud. They can effect our concentration, our patience or our mood. Some people may suffer more than others and there can be many reasons for this. Headaches and their causes can be helped. I […]

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Reducing stress through treatment

The third lockdown had definitely been tough on people. Maybe it is because of the cold, gloomy weather; it could be the long dark days; perhaps everyone is just bored now. We were all so full of hope and optimism that January would be the start of something better. Finally, we would be moving away from the trials of 2020. […]

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Body symptoms post lockdown

I’ve been hard at work since June and busier than ever in Eastbourne. There were a lot of modifications to make to practice and a lot of nervousness from me and patients initially but it was so good to be back. It was good to see my loyal and lovely patients, catch up and know they are OK. It was […]

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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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