headache treatment patient

An osteopathic approach to headache

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An osteopathic approach to headache - a clinical case I recently had the pleasure of meeting and treating a patient whose history and symptoms represent an ideal osteopathic case study. This week's blog details the case in the hope that telling…
Tendinopathies - inflammation of a forearm extensor muscle

What causes forearm, knee and ankle pain

What causes forearm, knee and ankle pain and what you can do about it What is a tendon? Tendons are the tensile white tissue at either ends of a muscle and attach the muscle to the bone. Tendons aren't very flexible -- they have developed…
treatment of scar tissue - wood

Manual treatment of scar tissue

Manual treatment of scar tissue and post-surgical sites The role of collagen Collagen is a natural substance produced by the body and present in all its parts; from skin and bone to muscles, tendons and ligaments. Embryologically collagen…
Massage - Benefits of massage during ski season

Benefits of massage during ski season

Why have massage before and after ski season, marathon training and sponsored sports competition? It’s nearing the end of the ski season, however Spring heralds the start of ski touring adventures in the Alps. As a keen skier, I know the…
Kinesio taping on knee

Kinesio taping in rehabilitation

You have probably noticed at least once in the past, perhaps while taking a walk in the park, bumping into Bootcamp groups or watching the Olympics on TV, athletes of all kinds wearing funny coloured strips of tape and wondered "what is…
Acupuncture treatment - Recover from illness with acupuncture

Recover from illness with acupuncture

Acupuncture and recovery from illness or feeling rundown How can traditional acupuncture (also known as Chinese acupuncture) help you recover from illness, feel great, and dispel malaise? Traditional acupuncturists are skilled, committed…
Shoulder injury rehabilitation

Shoulder injury to rehab

A clinician's personal journey from shoulder injury to rehab Through personal as well as professional experience I have come to understand the physical and emotional aspects of shoulder injury and the recovery process much more thoroughly. My…
Image of feet being treated for Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the sole of the foot and commonly starting from the heel area. In the past it used to be called also "policeman's heel" as the heel itself bears the majority of the weight while standing in…
Dog running - london marathon injury

Training for the London Marathon? Common Injuries and Treatments

It's that time of the year again, runners start training for the London Marathon - how exciting! We discuss the best course of treatment to prevent injury.
Visceral osteopathy

Visceral Osteopathy - Can Osteopathy Heal Your Gut?

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Visceral osteopathy. The principles behind it. What is Visceral osteopathy? The word viscera refers to the internal organs of the human body that are located within the rib cage and the abdominal and pelvic cavity. Visceral osteopathy is…