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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Paradoxical Things About Back Pain

The Back Pain ParadoxI found this question on Quora  the other day: What do you think is the most paradoxical thing in life? There were some nice replies. For instance  “Everyone will have something to say about the choices that you make, but nobody actually cares”It got me thinking about the paradoxes people run into […]

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Prehistoric High Life

Prehistoric High LifeWe very nearly went to the beach.But we ended up in a cave, half-way up a mountain in Uthai Thani.It’s a part of Thailand I’ve never visited before and the scenery looked amazing. We found this house on AirBnB and took a 3 hour drive North from Bangkok.Dan, our friendly host , told us about […]

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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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Stronger But Weaker?

Stronger But WeakerMr GB’s story illustrates a common misconception about back pain.At the beginning of 2016, GB noticed a pain in the middle of his back after playing football. He doesn’t remember anything bad happening during the game. He could have twisted awkwardly or taken a knock. Anyway, the pain was there but not huge so […]

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Pharmacological Miracles Gone Bad

Pharmacological Miracles Gone BadI was born four months before Thalidomide was banned.I remember my mum telling me when I was growing up that I had a lucky escape. She didn’t believe in taking pills. Unlike many, she resisted the seductive advertising they put out for it.They sold Thalidomide as a remedy for morning sickness. When […]

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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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Stalinist Sciatica

Stalinist SciaticaAs well as murdering millions Stalin also messed with scientific progress when he ruled Russia.You probably haven’t heard of Nicolai Bernstein. He was a self-taught genius who invented biomechanics and pioneered the study of human movement.One of my heroes.It is unbelievable now, but even physiology was political in those dark days. Bernstein’s work conflicted […]

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3 FEET from Gold

3 Feet From Gold The richest gold seam in history!That’s what R.U. Darby found in the Colorado gold rush. But he ended up going home broke and selling all his mining equipment for scrap.How come?The first loads of ore dug from his claim yielded record-breaking quantities of gold. Darby and his associates were jubilant, sure […]

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