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Migraine Prevention and Osteopathic Treatment

What is a Migraine Headache?

The World Health Organisation describes Migraine headache as a common type of primary headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, and producing moderate to severe pulsating pain. This type of recurrent headache is often accompanie…

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Early movement is the key to recovery

If you’ve ever been to see your GP with a torn hamstring, sore Achilles or strained rotator cuff, the chances are you might have been advised to use ‘RICE’: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. But recent research into sports injury rehab is providing an increasingly…

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‘Magic’ fix for dizziness and vertigo

There are many reasons for dizziness and vertigo, but one very common cause – Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) – has a quick fix that surprisingly few people know about.

BPPV is caused by a problem in the inner ear, affecting the body’s balance mech…

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Osteopaths treat the whole body, not just backs…

When I mention that I’m an osteopath, many people say “oh, that’s to do with fixing backs, isn’t it?”. Its true, but that’s only a small part of the story: while I do have great success with alleviating back pain, my working day can involve treating any part of the b…

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Fed Up With Painkillers?

Have you been taking painkillers for a musculoskeletal complaint for more than a month? Would you rather find a natural cure for your aches and pains? In a survey of 1700 osteopathic patients, a whopping 96% were satisfied or very satisfied with their care. If you’ve n…

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10 reasons why good sleep habits will improve your health

In this short video from TechInsider, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre For Human Sleep Science, explains how your sleep habits can seriously impact your mental and physical health- including affecting your risk of Alzheimers, heart attack, stroke and e…

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3 stretches to improve your posture

Spending too much sitting at your PC or driving? Chances are, your shoulder mobility won’t be great. Your pecs will shorten, pulling your shoulders forward and giving you a round-shouldered appearance. As an osteopath, I find this characteristic posture- called Upper C…

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Gut bacteria: your “second brain”

Just how much do you know about your gut bacteria, and why is it important anyway?

Our intestines are filled with huge numbers of bacteria. Just like animals, bacteria can be classified into many different species, and each individual gut is home to a unique ‘mix’ of th…

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5 ways to improve your health over Christmas

As an osteopath, my patients often ask me for advice about what they can do at home to improve their overall health and mobility. Here, I’ve put together 5 simple ways you can beat the winter blues and feel amazing to boot!

1. Drink more water. You hear it all the time,…

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What is diaphragmatic breathing?

The benefits of correct diaphragmatic breathing have been extolled by yoga and meditation teachers for years, but a recent study has highlighted how much your breathing affects your brain and emotions:

So what…

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