Paediatric Osteopathy; Honing My Skills

On 10th February I attended a paediatric course titled the miserable Baby at the London School of Osteopathy by Miranda Clayton. As the title of this course suggests we discussed subjects around the topic of why a new born baby may be unhappy…

Healthy Dog Walking

It’s January the start of a new year and the thoughts of Improving health and fitness. Improving fitness doesn’t always mean going to the gym or preparing for a marathon… it can mean starting to move more and incorporating small exercise…

Steroid Injections for Joint Pain

“If I get a steroid injection will it be beneficial?” This is a common question I get asked in clinic. So here are my thoughts regarding steroid injections and I mean corticosteroid injections - although as an Osteopath I do not administer…

Pain-free Christmas Wrapping

The Ergonomics of Christmas Wrapping   With Christmas just around the corner, it’s that time to start helping Santa and wrapping the presents.  Which can be a big job and require a lot of time being in one position to get them all…

Avoiding Back Pain on Long Flights

Over the summer a common question I’ve been asked in clinic is how I can avoid being uncomfortable whilst sitting on a plane.   After recently coming back from a long-haul flight myself, it was time to take some of my own advice…

Osteopathy for Babies

Our fantastic receptionist Kathryn has been on maternity leave following the birth of her second baby this summer. We haven’t been given much chance to miss our Kathryn yet though, because she whipped Baby Joey straight into clinic to see…

Plantar Fasciitis 101

Plantar fasciitis also known as ‘Policeman’s Heel’ is one of the most common causes of heel pain.   What symptoms can plantar fasciitis cause? Sharp pain or a dull ache and stiffness in your heel or the base of your foot. …

#thisgirlcan - Back to Watersports

After having a canoeing injury and starting university both at similar times, I moved away from sport and threw myself into my studies. After finishing University last summer, I decided it was time and the perfect opportunity to get back…

What is Gout?

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis, which is extremely painful giving intense, acute pain making joints become swollen, hot, red and shiny.   The pain can be so painful that even light touch or the touch of a bed sheet can cause…

Getting Your Desk Posture Right

Sitting at a desk is becoming a common part of most of our daily lives, especially when using a computer, but this can cause other health issues. It is important that we are comfortable and sitting in the best position, and here’s some simple…

The Sacroiliac Joint

The sacral iliac joint is very strong and is made up of the sacrum, ilium, pubis and is composed of ligaments that make it an extremely stable joint which only allows small movements. During pregnancy the ligaments within this joint change…

An Osteo's Guide to Breastfeeding

How often should I feed my baby? Everyone is different, and everyone especially babies feel hungry at different times of the day, but typically babies want to be fed every 2 – 3 hours. Babies are small, and you don’t want to over feed…

The Tongue Tied Baby

What is Tongue Tie? Tongue Tie also known as Ankloglossia affects 4-11% of babies although I have found it is becoming more common.  It is usually identified when you have your new born checks after birth, however it can be easily missed…