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December 6, 2017

Chronic tension headaches and osteopathy

Hannah Parr Headaches have become a very common complaint over the last decade, with over 10 million people in the UK suffering from them (NHS choices 2015). They cause a lot of pain and can even become a disability (Fernandez de las Penas and Courtney 2014). With these debilitating effects, they are becoming one of […]

Osteopathy
November 21, 2017

Family adjustments to a new baby arriving

Angela Power The arrival of a baby changes a family’s dynamics.  Bonding with the new family member can help smooth this change – it can help everyone in the family to accept the sense of disharmony that having a new baby can bring.  Feeling closer and more bonded with a new baby can also ease […]

Cranial Osteopathy, Osteopathy
November 7, 2017

 An Introduction to the Bowen Technique

Rachel Bannister The Bowen Technique is still fairly unknown to most people, though those who have experienced it tend to quickly become advocates of this amazing treatment. It is a holistic therapy, meaning it treats the body as a whole, promoting the balance of both body and mind. The technique is named after Tom Bowen […]

Bowen Technique
October 26, 2017

What Is Safe To Do With a Bad Back?

Monica Franke This is a bit of a ‘How long is a piece of string?’ question. There are so many different types of back pain, and so many activities people need to do in their day. And for people that we treat at the Clinic, it’s incredibly important that they know what they can keep […]

Back pain
October 6, 2017

Treating ballet dancers

Rob Footitt Given the demands of speed and agility, ballet dancing should be considered an athletic activity. Dancers certainly require the same levels of strength, endurance, psychological readiness and aerobic capacity as high-level athletes. As with any athletic activity, injuries are common in dancers. Whilst there are similarities between dancers and other athletes, there are […]

Knees, Recovery and Performance, Sports therapy, Training
June 8, 2017

The Gut Brain Axis

Angela Power Our gut has it’s own nervous system, called the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). The ENS communicates with our brain via the ‘gut-brain axis’. Gut-brain communication is two way; what goes on in the mind influences our digestion, and vice versa. The gut microbiota plays an important role in this communication. People with several […]

Cranial Osteopathy
May 24, 2017

The Mesentery – Part 2

The Mesentery  Working With The Biome  Angela Power Since discovering that the Mesentery is now an organ, in late 2016, we are beginning to more clearly understand what it does. Firstly the soft tissue of the Mesentery encases the intestines. It anchors these mobile tubes to points along the spine, mainly the lower Lumber Spine […]

Osteopathy
May 20, 2017

The Mesentery

The Mesentery New Organ Classification, Longstanding Importance Angela Power   Breaking news at the beginning of this year announcing the ‘discovery of a new organ’, the Mesentery. This discovery is in-fact a new classification of some of the membranes within the abdomen. In recent years more information about the importance of these membranes has been […]

Cranial Osteopathy
April 22, 2017

Birth and Death

Birth and Death The Spectrum of Life – Through Massage Last week I attended the birth of a very special little girl as her mother’s doula. As soon as I entered the home I was welcomed by the familiar and gentle ambience of early labour.   I have experienced this very special atmosphere at many […]

Massage, Muscle and Mind, Natural health