Mystic Meg I am not!

Recently we have been getting a lot of requested for advice by telephone, email and facebook. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for giving advice but at the end of the day nothing can substitute taking down a case history and performing a clinic examination in order to obtain a working diagnosis. For […]

Don’t let that ache become a pain!

As a practitioner I have very few people who I see on a maintenance basis as my motto is: Find it, Fix it & leave it alone. What do I mean by this? Well when I started out I worked as an associate in other clinics and I would often incur DNA’s on a regular […]

Mr. Consultant Facet Joints Are Supposed To Move!

In the past week we have seen 2 people who have had a history of low back pain which has not resolved. They have been down the GP route, had NHS physiotherapy and been to an orthopedic consultant for facet joint injections which had given short term relief. Basically on examining both people were not […]

Rotator Cuff Misdiagnosis

Often patients present to the clinic with shoulder pain and they assume that it is due to one of the rotator cuff tendons because they have either searched the web and came to this conclusion or they have been diagnosed by another practitioner with a rotator cuff tendinitis. However there is one lesion which is […]

Self-Diagnosis & the Internet

In this day and age the internet has been a revelation not only for shopping online but also for finding information on practically anything you can think of. This can be a good thing but also a bad thing.   What do I mean by this? Well in medical terms, the signs and symptoms of […]

Treatment need not cost the Earth!

Treatment need not cost the Earth!

My clinic has been established for 13 years and like any clinic in its infancy the owner usually works at other practices as an associate until their clinic begins to grow. From my experience working as an associate I soon realised that I did not want to build my business on a maintenance basis.   […]

Things are not black and white!

I guess the point that I am trying to make is that as osteopaths one of the things we look at is fine movement. What do I mean by this?   Well having discussions with colleagues and other healthcare professions we seem to agree that as a whole consultants look at gross movements  – for […]

Degeneration – things are not black and white!

Degeneration – things are not black and white!

I have lost count the amount of times a patient tells me that the reason for their pain is that they suffer from arthritis because the x-ray or MRI scan reports such findings. They are usually told that nothing can be done as this is an ageing process!!   We as practitioners cannot cure arthritis […]

Back Pain – Myths and Reality

Myth: Back Pain and Back Problems Won’t Happen to Me Fact: Approximately eight out of ten people will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. In the United States, back pain is: The leading cause of disability in men over 45 years old The second most common reason for a visit to a primary […]

Heel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Heel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Pain under your heel is caused by plantar fasciitis. Treatment may speed up recovery. Treatment includes manual therapy, good footwear, heel pads, painkillers, and exercises. A steroid injection or other treatments may be used in more severe cases. What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a […]