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Heat therapy or cold therapy: What’s best for pain management?

Pain Management When in pain, most people tend to apply heat to the problem area rather than cold/ice compressions. Which is understandable – it feels more soothing.  And who wants to add being cold and uncomfortable to an already painful situation? “In my 25 years of practicing osteopathy, I’ve only ever encountered one patient treating […]


Having Osteopathy? Here’s what to expect at your first appointment

There are many reasons why you might visit an Osteopath. Whether it’s a back, joint, or stress-induced condition, or more specific workplace or sporting injury – Osteopathy can help improve a range of ailments. Robin Kiashek  is an Osteopath with more than 25 years’ experience in his field. He says: “Using a range of techniques, Osteopaths […]

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‘Physical health is mental health’ – why we need to get the balance right

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games might be over. But that won’t stop one particular moment from going down in history. When Simone Biles – the four-time Olympic gold medallist gymnast – withdrew from the team final in a bid to ‘focus on her wellbeing’, followed by the individual all-round, vault, bars and floor finals, it made headline […]

Menopause – not just a women’s problem

Davina McCall has made a programme about Menopause and it’s well worth a watch.  Women have been increasingly sharing their Menopause experiences in recent years which has helped to break the taboo around this topic.  More open discussions about the physical and emotional issues that this transition can bring are fabulous in terms of helping […]


Patient patients: an Osteopath’s dream

The ‘Next Day Delivery’ culture of expecting results at the click of a button is becoming increasingly prevalent.  Online shopping, crash diets, and intensive driving courses – we’re all eager for immediate solutions and not prepared to wait for results.  And our approach to recovery from injury is no different. At Robin Kiashek Clinics we […]