Whiplash Injuries

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  Whiplash Injuries  75% of car accident insurance claims cite whiplash injury. So what is a whiplash injury? It’s an injury to the neck (Cervical area), which is caused by a forceful movement, which can be forwards, backwards and sideways. The head moves in one direction and the seat belt stops the movement and the head flicks back in the … Read More

Are you close to the edge?

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How close to the edge are you? Clients often say to me that their symptoms have appeared suddenly and they don’t understand why. It feels as if they have suddenly gone over the edge and I think that is a good analogy. So what happens when you go over the edge? In a day-to-day way we don’t know how close … Read More

When should I have treatment?

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   “When should I have treatment”? Good question. Standard osteopathic answer “It depends” So when would I recommend treatment? I am going to talk about the spine, but remember osteopaths do deal with other joints as well, so the same advice applies. I think for ease there are three categories: You are fit and well and have not had previous … Read More

How many times should I stretch?

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 I always give clients exercises to stretch themselves; it is so important to keep moving your body between treatments. It helps to maintain the improvements made during the treatment and gets the client into the habit of exercising. I am always asked “how many times should I do it?” The most important thing is to get into the habit of exercise, … Read More

Why did I become an Osteopath?

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Why did I become an osteopath? As with many things it was chance. In 1976 a friend and I went out one Friday night to a disco (translated club!). We bumped into an ex boyfriend of hers called Jamie Taylor. He was studying Osteopathy; I can remember sitting talking to him about it for ages. I then found out more … Read More

Skydiving for charity

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As you maybe aware Team APT threw themselves out of a plane recently. It was in order to raise money for the Wiltshire Air ambulance, but also to help the team to stretch their expectations of themselves.  I didn’t have to do it, but I thought that they are going to come back full of it and I would like … Read More

Improving life expectancy

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The average life expectancy is rising and like vintage cars we need to take more care of ourselves. I have long observed that the healthiest elderly clients eat well, keep socially engaged and interested in the wider world and exercise regularly. Exercise: Muscle can start to weaken in the 60’s this is the time to either start to get active … Read More

Being Sensible sigh!

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Do you get those days/weeks where everything goes to pot? When all your good sensible intentions desert you. Your exercise routine gets disrupted, you come home from work and just don’t feel like cooking. So you have some hummous, then some toast, cheese, biscuits, chocolate. Probably washed down with coffee, wine or beer. How do you feel afterwards? Not great … Read More

You’re in Good Hands

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You’re in good hands It typically takes 4 years to become a qualified osteopath, and requires over 1,000 hours of clinical training. We are also required to maintain our skills through ongoing training and professional development. Osteopathy is a regulated profession, with all osteopaths required by law to register with the General Osteopathic Council, who ensure that all osteopaths operate … Read More

Tackling Dementia – Helping yourself

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    Today The Lancet published some of the risk factors associated with developing Dementia. They are as follows mid-life hearing loss – 9% failing to complete secondary education – 8% smoking – 5% depression – 4% physical inactivity – 3% social isolation – 2% high blood pressure – 2% obesity – 1% type 2 diabetes – 1% Why are these … Read More