Category: London Osteopath W1 N2 N10

Treat your back right...

Treat your back right…

          This year’s Backcare Awareness Week (8th to 12th October) focuses on back pain in older people. Awful at any age, back pain can be really disabling and miserable in the over 60s.  BackCare, the National Back Pain Association, offers useful information and resources but I want to talk about how… Read more »

Happy, healthy knees

Look after your knees – and they’ll look after you!

Runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, housemaid’s knee (yes, it does exist!) and so on – the list of painful complaints that can affect this complicated joint is as long as your arm. Problem knees are surprisingly common in people of all ages, placing severe restrictions on both movement and lifestyle as a whole. Strong and stable… Read more »

Mental health - Cartoon brain walking

Exercise to beat the blues!

  It’s well known that regular exercise brings huge benefits. In a society where sitting has become the norm, being active helps to regulate weight, build and maintain strong muscles and bones, boost energy and promote healthy sleep. It can also reduce the risk of injury and chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, some cancers… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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