Osteopathic Techniques – What Do We Do?

A common question from patients when being treated osteopathically is: “so what does that do?” This article is going to address various techniques that are often used by osteopaths and what they do, on a physiological level. Soft tissue techniques Soft tissue...

Becoming an Osteopath

A lot of people wonder how long it takes to become an osteopath and what it takes to be an osteopath? This article is going to describe exactly what the course is like. You turn up on your first day not quite knowing what to expect. Some students know exactly what an...

Magnesium

Magnesium is a chemical compound which is essential for good health [1]. Many people are deficient in this vitally important nutrient [2]. Why is magnesium important, and how can we get more of it into our bodies? What is magnesium? Magnesium is a chemical element...

YouTube: Exercises for Shoulder Pain

YouTube: Exercises for Shoulder Pain

In this video, Denise will show you 4 exercises which will relieve your shoulder pain if you’ve been diagnosed with shoulder impingement and/or rotator cuff tendonitis – particularly where some of the shoulder tendons have worn away.

Pilates and the Effects on Pain

Pilates and the Effects on Pain

We’ve all been told that we should do Pilates. Everybody says how good it is for your back. However, is there actual proof that Pilates helps low back and general musculoskeletal pain?

Are Saunas Good For You?

Are Saunas Good For You?

According to research saunas may improve athletic endurance, prevent muscle wasting, improve insulin sensitivity (preventing diabetes), increase nerve production and repair, improve learning and memory and increase longevity. Denise is a registered Osteopath and looks into the research.

Heat, Ice, or Contrast Therapy for Pain?

Heat, Ice, or Contrast Therapy for Pain?

The application of heat, ice or contrast therapy has long been used for pain relief. There is often confusion on how long and how often to apply such therapies. The article will describe the therapies and provide instructions on how to safely administer them.

Is It Worth Eating Organically?

Is It Worth Eating Organically?

“Organic food” refers to produce that is grown without pesticides, fertilisers and irradiation. Organic farming practices are designed to meet the following goals: Enhance soil and water quality, Reduce pollution, Provide safe, healthy livestock habitats, Enable natural livestock behavior, Promote a self-sustaining cycle of resources on a farm.

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