Helping Babies to sleep.

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized, Useful information

When parents bring their babies for treatment we often talk about how the baby sleeps. This can be a really problematic area especially for first time parents. Nothing can really prepare you for having your first baby, despite how much you read or classes you go to. Suddenly you have this little life to care for that is totally dependent … Read More

Types of Arthritis

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized, Useful information

ARTHRITIS:What does this conjure up for you? Ending up in a wheelchair? Crumbling bones? Loss of mobility. pain and disability……….There are several different types of arthritis and I will explain a little about the most common ones.Arthritis can be genetic (your genotype), but REMEMBER that how your genes manifest (your phenotype) is very varied. What will affect what happens to … Read More

Headaches and what to do about them.

Carol PlumridgeUseful information

Do you suffer from headaches? What do you do to help them? You are one of the 90% of the population that suffer headaches at sometime. You may have discovered that there is a six month wait for a hospital referral and there are only 50 specialist centres for the treatment of headaches in the country. Of all headache sufferers, about … Read More

Your marvellous spine

Carol PlumridgeUseful information

Lumbar spine

Your spine (or back) is a truly wonderful thing. We have a tendency to focus on what goes wrong with it and given that 30.8 million days were lost to back problems in 2016 that’s not surprising. The spine is a flexible container for the spinal cord, its function is both protective and supportive. When you were a 17 day old embryo you were a little … Read More

Feeling great? Or not………

Carol PlumridgeThoughts, Useful information

  Have you ever thought why sometimes you feel great, excited and happy and suddenly it becomes anxiety, you get palpitations and cannot sleep. Or how you can flip from a low mood to a more “Zen” like state. If you look at this diagram it can help you see the mix of elements that can alter how we feel. … Read More

Heart facts for Women

Carol PlumridgeUseful information

Ok ladies here are a few facts about Women and heart disease that I think you should be aware of: Women are equally as likely to be affected by heart disease as men. 50% Women are MORE likely to be misdiagnosed than men when it comes to heart disease. 28,000 women die from a heart attack every year, that’s 77 … Read More

Paracetamol some facts and figures.

Carol PlumridgeUseful information

Paracetamol Always check with a health care professional before taking medication. Some sobering facts about paracetamol. Paracetamol is not an anti inflammatory medication, its mode of action is unclear but it seems to have a comforting effect on people. There is very little difference in results when taking either paracetamol or anti-inflammatory drugs when you have low backache or osteoarthritis. … Read More

Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: Some facts to think about.

Carol PlumridgeUseful information

NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) Some facts for sportsmen and women. Here are some facts and figures about taking NSAID’s that you may want to consider. As with any drug treatment speak to a professional first, either a pharmacist, GP or practice nurse. 2002: NZ marathon 13% participants took NSAID’s before the race. 2002-3: 86% Italian footballers take NSAID’s … Read More

Overcoming resistance

Carol PlumridgeUseful information

What do you ignore, or pretend it isn’t happening? Both of which can be a forms of resistance. How do you feel about changes in your body, whether due to ageing, injury or sloth? How do you deal with those uncomfortable feelings? My personal favourite is eating, not very happy? Eat something, angry? Eat something, cross? Eat something. You could … Read More

Whiplash Injuries

Carol PlumridgeUseful information

  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