Top Tips for Treating Headaches

Way back in February, when people were only just starting to think about some new virus coming over from China, I went to London for a weekend of workshops on treating headaches.  Apart from getting stuck in Gatwick over-night due to fog in Jersey, it was a great...

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Plantar fasciitis: think on your feet.

Osteopaths deal with a number of foot and ankle conditions, but plantar fasciits is the most common.  It is thought to occur in about 10% of the population at some point, and about 20% of runners.  It is associated with degenerative changes to the plantar fascia, so...

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Treat your migraines with the SEEDS approach

September 1-7 is Migraine Awareness Week The purpose of Migraine Awareness Week is to improve understanding, and reduce stigma attached to this very common disorder. Even though migraine is a complex, neurological disorder, with a genetic basis, we are not...

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Anyone for tennis elbow?

Its Wimbledon week!  And as the repetitive strain of raising yet another spoonful piled high with strawberries and cream started to take effect, I couldn’t help thinking about tennis elbow. (By the way, the term “Tennis Elbow” has been criticised for being...

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Tips for dealing with neck and back pain when driving

With the summer holidays approaching some of us are planning to take the car over to France and drive down for a holiday.  Back or neck pain can make driving miserable and a few people have already come to see me hoping to sort out their problems before...

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Travel: Coping with your back or neck pain.

It's nearly time for the summer holidays!  Are you looking forward to going away but worried how to deal with your back or neck pain?  Its not unusual for people to contact me just before they travel, so I've put together a few ideas that might make life...

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Travel: Avoid hurting yourself

The summer holidays are coming and I hope you are looking forward to a nice break somewhere. Having treated lots of people before or after their holidays, here are a few tips to help you complete your journey without injury.  There are just a few ideas...

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Upper back pain: how to survive sitting at your desk

Chairs are the enemy! And yet many of us spend most of our waking days in them.  So it’s no surprise people often tell me “my upper back aches when I’m sitting” or they get a “pain between my shoulder blades when I’m sitting at my desk”. Normally this is...

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