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Take a deep breath

Breathing through the COVID 19We all know that the COVID 19 causes a persistent cough and shortness of breath.One of the most important thing to help minimise the impact of the virus on the lungs is to ensure that you are breathing properly.Many of us are not breathing with our primary muscles of respiration and so may find that we suffer from additional muscular aches and pai...
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Exercises for people working from home

Here a few of my favourite exercises for you whilst you are working from home. These are from Rehab My Patient which I use to give my patients access to videos and advice on how to do the exercises I prescribe.Stretching your neckBend your neck forwards, and then side-bend your neck by taking your left ear towards your left shoulder. Hold on to a chair to make the stretch stronger. ...
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Self Isolating or Social Distancing & Working from Home

For some working from home has been an option for many years and they have an appropriate work space and a good desk set up. For others this is the first time that they have had to work from home. Hopefully the following tips and advice will minimise the impact on your home life and make work slightly more comfortableWhere to work?If at all possible a separate room that you can use t...
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Tips on how to survive Christmas shopping.

Black Friday / Cyber Monday - so many of us now do our Christmas shopping online. It seems so much easier to sit on your sofa & scour all the deals on offer to find that top of the list desirable present for your loved ones, however the age of technology should come with a health warning. Christmas Shopping in the Past Before Christmas become a commercial event we would head out in to the sh...
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The health benefits of a dog

 Halo - my exercise buddyThis gorgeous young pup joined us in December from a Greek rescue charity. I apologise to all my patients who have heard all about him, and have had regular updates. We adore him, and have benefited so much since he has joined our family.Getting active with a dogApart from the obvious need to regularly exercise a dog, (most need at least ha...
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What education and training do osteopaths do?

I'm looking forward to catching up with colleagues today when I go back to college to learn more about how the original osteopath Andrew Taylor Still practised osteopathy combining historical, philosophical, and clinical information to practice osteopathic manipulation.Patients often ask me about my training. I trained at the British School of Osteopathy - now called University College...
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Mum knows best – Mother’s Day 31st March – Don’t forget

I am sure that there will have been many occasions when you ran to your Mum (Gran, Nan, Aunt, big sister) crying because you had hurt yourself. Their automatic response will have been to ask what happened, check it over, rub it better and give you a hug. Perhaps if it was a bigger bump they may have applied a cold compress, or if it was a strain wrapped a bandage around it. In most cases that wo...
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Happy Halloween – Health Benefits of Pumpkins

If your kids love carving pumpkins then this year why not try something different with the flesh you remove. Pumpkins make good additions to both sweet and savoury dishes and can be  roasted, pureed or baked. There are a number of health benefits associated with pumpkins as they contain antioxidants and are rich in vitamins and minerals.Nutritional Values in Pumpkin In just 245g of mashed p...
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National Gardening Week 30th April – 6th May – Tips To Stay Fit Whilst Gardening

Unseasonal weather over the last few weeks, an early short summer burst, followed by a significant drop in temperature, torrential rain, and a forecasted upturn in the weather over the Bank Holiday weekend, has led to truly British conversations this week in clinic - all about the weather and the speed the weeds are growing. So many of my patients are off to garden centres over the next few days, ...
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Low Back Pain – Are you getting the right treatment?

I am sure you have seen over the last few days that many of the papers and news programmes are picking up on the recent papers published by the Lancet regarding the management of low back pain.Low back pain has now been listed as the leading cause of disability world wide, with evidence suggesting 1 in 4 of us are affected at any one time. In most cases low back pain lasts a relatively short a...
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