Category Archives for Osteopathy

When I’m 94…

​Will I Still Be ​Mobile When I’m ​94? ​If you got to 64 in the 1960s, you were a bit of an outlier. ​From birth, people of this generation ​could hope for on average only 50 years of life. Admittedly that figure includes a high level of infant and child mortality. Nonetheless, in ​that era sixty was […]

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Have You Forgotten Yet?

​Have You Forgotten Yet? ​Funny but also tragic. The way political leaders stand solemnly at events, such as the D-day commemoration. Looking sad and remorseful, lamenting the tragedy of war. Then shortly afterwards, they are weaseling around trying to start another one! Bombing Syria Invading Iran Confronting China perhaps It seems our politicians aren’t troubled by long term memories But then they […]

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Fear Inc.

Fear Inc. ​Imagine you are at the checkout in a supermarket.As he sees your purchases, the cashier starts to look concerned. He starts asking pointed questions about your diet. He doesn’t seem to like your answers. He refuses to scan any more of your items and calls a supervisor.The supervisor berates you about your terrible […]

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The Perfect Trap

​The Perfect Trap ​Brain surgery was never on my list of careers. Reading Henry Marsh’s book “Do No Harm” makes me glad that it was never a remote possibility. The extreme levels of stress they have to cope with would be unbearable to most people. Their patients are often terminally ill, and a risky operation is the […]

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Here Today…

​Here Today…​ ​I shouldn’t really be sitting here writing this as I have mountains of stuff to sort out. We’re moving house next week. Trying to sift through what is junk and what needs keeping is quite a task. We’ve been in our current place for over ten years and there is a significant accumulation of debris. What strikes me […]

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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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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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