Osteopathic treatment is different, here’s why

On an almost daily basis, I get asked to explain what I do, not my occupation but what do osteopaths actually do?  I suspect if I took a public survey the reply would be one of the following: “They crack peoples backs, don’t they? ”  Or with a shrug of shoulders, “I’ve never heard of one of […]

Pelvic organ prolaspe, are you at risk?

Vaginal prolapse is a common condition where the bladder, uterus and or bowel protrudes into the vagina. This can cause symptoms such as a sensation of a vaginal lump, constipation, difficulty emptying the bowel or bladder or problems with sexual intercourse.

How stress affects your health.

Stress is a part of everyday life; it can affect our body, our thoughts, feelings, and our behaviour. It’s impossible to avoid some significant life events, bereavement, divorce, family illness, redundancy even parenthood. Stress can induce a “fight-or-flight” response in the body,  producing hormones to prepare our bodies to either take on the challenge (fight) or […]

Snap, crackle and pop! What do noisy joints mean?

Do your shoulders creak? Knees pop? Does your neck make cracking sounds? Do you hear clicking noises in your ankles, wrists or hips when you move? Some of the joints in our bodies can result in an impressive range of weird, wonderful and occasionally extremely loud sounds?

Understanding Sciatica Part 2: Recovery and treatment

There is good news, most  80 – 90% of people fully recover from sciatica without surgery. In most cases, the nerve is not permanently damaged, and individuals improve in the 3 -12-week time frame. Treatment can reduce recovery time and self-help at home can prevent reoccurrence.