Entries by Robin Kiashek

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Stress and exercise – getting the right balance

We all know that physical exercise offers many health-giving benefits. These include strengthened muscles and bones, and a reduced likelihood of developing such nasties as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Not to mention its mood-enhancing and stress-busting properties. But some people take it too far and become exercise addicts. According to Katherine Schreiber and […]

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The true meaning of Mindfulness

Hands up who really understands what Mindfulness is? As an activity it’s become fashionable with its own gadgets, Apps, clothing and general paraphernalia! All of which I fundamentally disagree with, which is why I dislike the word ‘Mindful’. Having said that, I have no problem with Mindfulness as a practice, provided that a) it’s not […]

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Lower Back Pain

I went to see Robin in his East Finchley “The Twyford Practice” with a bad lower back pain that left me unable even to walk properly. Robin was extremely professional and highly knowledgeable, with a friendly conversational manner that helped to put myself at ease at a time when I was suffering from quite a […]

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Getting under the skin of Western Acupuncture

Western Acupuncture in London As many of my patients already know, I frequently combine osteopathy with one or more other therapies, such as Western acupuncture, when seeking the best treatment outcome for a patient. Acupuncture has been used in the Far East for over 2000 years, reaching the West during the 17th century. The medical […]

How to heal your heel and banish Plantar Fasciitis!

Do you experience pain in or near your heel, especially when getting out of bed first thing in the morning? If so, the chances are that you could be one of the 10% of people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. It’s a common but painful condition, and one that I’m frequently asked about in both my Central London and North London Osteopathic clinics.   Plantar Fasciitis is caused by an inflamed or […]