Category Archives for Osteopathy

What’s The Difference?

The DifferenceOne question I get asked a lot is, “what’s the difference between an Osteopath and a Physiotherapist or a Chiropractor?”I find this quite hard to answer.I know what I do. But my knowledge of other professions is mostly second hand. Anecdotes from patients and bits and pieces I’ve read.It is also hard for me […]

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Osteopathy Hangover

Osteopathy Hangover  The price you pay for enjoying yourself – or punishment for losing control?Hangovers were not infrequent  during my youth. At university in the UK during the eighties drinking too much was almost compulsory. And a crippling hangover was often the result.How many times did I say “never again”?!Only to repeat the same mistakeIt’s as […]

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5 Reasons To Avoid The Osteopath Centre

5 Reasons To Avoid The Osteopath Centre Some aspects of our service are just not good enough:1) Lack Of Clinic Equipment Many patients are taken aback by the absence of machines that go “beep” in our practice. Those that want to be strapped in and left alone with some mechanical treatment device will be disappointed. We have […]

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What’s It All About?

                                  What’s It All About??It took me over a year at college to start to understand Osteopathy.So if you are uncertain, I can sympathise. Perhaps it’s easier to say what it is not.Osteopathy isn’t a relaxing massage.Not that we […]

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Drop the Doom Delusions!

Drop Your Doom Delusions!I read an article in The Spectator last week that pointed out something very uncomfortable for a lot of people.The world is getting better at an ever increasing rate.The piece mentioned a whole list of problems such as poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, child labour and infant mortality that are diminishing fast. By almost […]

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Remember Your Invincible Body?

​Remember your invincible body?There was a time before pain took control…As a child, or in our teens and twenties. What couldn’t we do! Running and jumping; climbing or dancing.Our body was invincible then. There were no precautions to take. No strapping to wear or medication to swallow. The thing just worked and did our bidding, […]

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The Patient Is Always… Wrong!

No really. It’s physiological. The way we are wired up. Nothing personal!  When I am a patient, I am always wrong as well. We think we know our bodies, but we get heavily filtered info. Your pain or ache is the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Like that engine shaped warning light on a car […]

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Medical language: how about English?

Do you speak Medical Language? I like to help my patients understand their problems. But there is a drawback. If I explain using the correct medical terminology I have to use a language that they do not understand. Medical language is a hybrid borrowing heavily from latin and also Greek. Is it intended to be […]

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