What can an osteopath do for knee pain?
Knee pain can interfere with work, sports, housework or just getting out and seeing people. This makes sore knees a source of great frustration. Sometimes it even makes people question who they are if they can’t carry on doing the things they love. “If I...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Advice for Santa: 5 ways to avoid hurting yourself at Christmas
Christmas is busy enough without having to worry about back or shoulder pain. And yet every year I get a number of calls from patients saying they’ve hurt themselves carrying the Christmas tree, or heavy parcels, or even taking the turkey out of the...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more