Taking Mindfulness back to basics

Taking Mindfulness back to basics

‘Mindfulness’ has become quite the buzzword in recent years.  A quick Amazon search revealed over 100,000 items across books, CDs, activity kits including colouring books, daily task sets and so on.  So big business.  And thereby lies my issue with it. At a most basic level mindfulness is simply about paying more attention to the… Read more »

The body-mind detective and the case of the referred pain

The body-mind detective and the case of the referred pain

There are many things that can go wrong with the human body. Hardly surprising, given its 206 bones, 600 muscles, 900 ligaments and 100 billion nerve cells, plus the 12 major organs.  All with the potential to be adversely affected by accidents, injuries, postural issues, bad habits and general wear and tear.  Not to mention… Read more »

Plastering over the cracks!

Hot weather and subsidence – what’s actually going on in your body?

Happily, this long run of glorious weather looks set to continue for at least another month. But it’s got me thinking about a favourite analogy that I use in clinic which, oddly enough, relates to subsidence! Homeowners in London will be only too aware of this pest, which occurs when the ground moves downwards beneath… Read more »

Low-Level Laser Therapy – the runners’ friend

Low-Level Laser Therapy – the runners’ friend

    After a cold, dark and seemingly endless winter – especially irksome if you’re a runner in training – dreary February has finally given way to hopeful March. Which means that spring (hopefully!) and the all-important race/marathon season are both around the corner. And with the London Marathon less than two months away, you’re… Read more »

Road to recovery signpost

Patient patients: an Osteopath’s dream

The ‘Next Day Delivery’ culture of expecting results at the click of a button is becoming increasingly prevalent.  Whether it’s online shopping, crash diets, or intensive driving courses, we’re all eager for immediate solutions and not so keen to wait for results.  And our approach to recovery from injury is no different. At Robin Kiashek… Read more »

Frozen Shoulder – Let it Go!!

Frozen Shoulder – Let it Go!!

There’s no official correlation between cold weather and the debilitating condition that is a frozen shoulder (although the body will generally tighten when the temperature drops which can adversely impact injury).  But with five percent of adults developing this problem (which can take up to four years to resolve without treatment) at some point in… Read more »

IS THE WEATHER MAKING YOU SAD?

IS THE WEATHER MAKING YOU SAD?

The clocks have gone back and as well as signalling the onset of shorter days, it can also trigger what has affectionately been dubbed the ‘Winter Blues’ – or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But what is SAD, how do I know I have it and what can be done to tackle it? What is SAD?… Read more »

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