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Ankle Sprain

If you have suffered an ankle sprain – especially as a recurrent injury – then you probably have never really fully recovered the full “this is my foot” feeling. The looseness of the tissues and the stiffness of the joint end up leaving you with a sense that your foot is just not quite your […]

Recovery and Performance

Women’s Pelvic Health – discussed by visceral osteopath, Angela Power

Improving women’s pelvic health can improve more than just lower back pain… The pelvic health of many women can be compromised by gynaecological issues ranging from painful periods, difficult pregnancies and birth, and infertility.  Female diseases such as Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovaries are also common place.  These can seriously impact our pelvic health and our […]

Back pain, Natural health, Osteopathy, Visceral Osteopathy, Women's Health

PRI – Starts With Using The Breath

Using PRI Techniques alongside Pilates and Osteopathy A couple of years ago, I embarked on a training course in something previously unknown in UK. PRI – Postural Restoration Institute– is a system of diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment founded in US. PRI has breathing mechanics at its core, and really bridges manual therapy and personal training […]

Back pain, Core fitness, Core strength, Muscle and Mind, Natural health, News, Osteopathy, Pilates, Recovery and Performance, Sports therapy, Training

Chiropodists or Podiatrists?

What’s the difference?            Whilst Podiatrists and Chiropodists treat similar things and are professionally recognised, Podiatrists have more in-depth training and so can treat in a broader way, especially for high risk feet. The titles of Podiatrists and Chiropodists are protected by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is […]

Knees, Podiatry, Sports therapy

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 […]


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

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