Post treatment reaction is common and normally occurs after your first session with an Osteopath or other manual bodyworker. You may feel worse due to the inflammation the body receives during a treatment but this mechanical input is needed so the body can begin the healing process.
The general public often like to use the expression ‘crack bones’ but we like to say ‘click joints’. Time and time again I hear from a patient “it’s just muscular” and time and time again the reason why the area in question is sore is because the spinal mechanics (the joints) are not moving how […]
I saw a 62-year-old male patient this morning who came looking for a steroid injection for his foot. He had pain on and off for 2 years and recently paid privately to see an orthopaedic consultant. An x-ray and MRI of the foot revealed nothing unordinary other than mild degeneration and the consultant recommended a […]
“all the three professions work similarly so it doesn’t matter who you see as long as the end result is achieved.” This is a question I am often asked, and I understand why people are unsure. I often see people for back pain and during the treatment they will say they saw a physio for […]
How to beat NHS waiting lists NHS waiting lists are growing by the day. And anyone who’s experienced pain in their body knows that this waiting time is not only conducive to recovery, it can also impact every aspect of your life. I’ve had numerous patients who’ve gone down the NHS route only to find […]
I recently had shoulder surgery which turned out better than expected in that although the long head of biceps tendon was torn it was still three quarters attached and the labrum (fibrocartilage) appeared fine so basically all I had done was a subacromial decompression – a clean-up. The surgery was performed on a Wednesday […]
Recently I just competed in a bodybuilding contest, and did well placing 4th out of 11 competitors but having spoken to the judges I found out I would have placed higher if my posing was better! Now you may ask as to what this has to do with osteopathy and both disciplines seem as similar […]