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September 2, 2018

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
September 1, 2018

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
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 […]

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
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 […]

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