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Hans’ Acupuncture Adventure

Recently I attended a course in medical acupuncture to finally be able to pass on the benefits of medical accupuncture experienced on several occasions. Just to quickly clarify; Medical acupuncture is quite different from Traditional Chinese…

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

In this blog, our Osteopaths Samantha Owen and Lee Thompson have a chat about the most common queries patients have about Cranial Osteopathy.   Lee: Although often written as a separate treatment option, cranial osteopathy doesn’t…

Emily’s Pilates Teacher Training – Part 1

I had watched with admiration my own Pilates teachers for 3 years – their strength and confidence, and their ability to help people develop that for themselves too, was something I had wanted to emulate in my practice as an osteopath. So,…

Is All Sciatica The Same?

We commonly see patients in clinic presenting with sciatic pain – a deep, gnawing pain down the buttock, into the back of the leg, sometimes electric, shooting or stabbing. It can occur with or without lower back pain, and with or without…

The Slipped Disc

A lady I met a few days ago said, “I’ve got a slipped disc, and no massage is going to fix that.” When people pick up their MRI scan results, they don’t get a full explanation of what living with a disc herniation actually entails…

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is the go-to exercise of many back pain sufferers; they swear by it’s power to engage, tone and reshape the core of the body, and to teach them proper spinal posture. But what actually is Pilates? And what is it about Pilates that…

Do I need an MRI?

This is question we get a lot in clinic – a patient may come in with a simple mechanical lower back pain, and because it is new to them, and they are worried about their diagnosis, they want an MRI to be sure. The problem is, of course, MRI…

Top Tips for Muscle Tightness

If you’re a victim to perpetual muscle tightness, you’re in the right place! Here are my top tips to recognise muscle tightness, combat it, and prevent it from returning! But first we need a really quick review of the physiology to understand…