All Posts by Philip Hambly

I Love Lucy

​I Love​Lucy​ I’ve known her for ten years. It’s been quite a stormy relationship. We’ve had a few fights and arguments. But we’re still together after all this time. I’m not having an affair – Lucy is ​our number one dog. She’s getting a bit slow and creaky now.​That’s not surprising as she hasn’t looked after herself that well.Lucy is […]

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One Lump Or Two?

One Lump Or Two​ ​If you’ve ever been in an accident, there is often a point when everything goes into slow motion. You can see the disaster unfolding in front of you, but are powerless to stop it. ​There are two large​ industries​ in this situation at the moment. A simultaneous calamity is about to strike […]

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Safety Overload?

​Safety Overload?Rarely a problem in Thailand for sure.But I’ve just got back from a visit to the UK. There it’s definitely an issue.Thanks to great efforts over many years Britain has become one of the safest places on earth.Murder rates.Road deaths.Accidents at work.House fires.Child mortality.All are at world beatingly low levels.But would you know that […]

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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 when I was younger. 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 […]

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The Back Pain Paradox

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 hou​​se 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 Weaker​ Mr 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 […]

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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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