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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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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