3 things I didn’t know about being an Osteopath

The recent launch of ORION made me realise what might be habitual daily practice to me, may not be the same as my fellow osteopaths. Do treatments prescribed to patients vary city to city? Do practitioners generally have a treatment preference or does it depend entirely on the patient? What drives us to use certain techniques? And will we be using the same techniques in 50 years? It’s exciting that ORION will be able to give us some of these answers.

The questionnaire (If you haven’t done it yet, you absolutely should!), really made me think about a few things that I hadn’t expected prior to practicing…

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A wonderful pregnancy..

Are you pregnant? Or your wife / friend / work colleague may be? Or you may be planning on falling pregnant?

Everyone gets given all kinds of advice, some wanted some not. Having just had my second baby just over 4 months ago, I would like to share some personal and professional insight into a happy healthy pregnancy. The personal advice worked for me and may not work for all….

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Sleep for your health..

Getting a good night’s sleep is something we often take for granted – until something goes wrong. With our busy lifestyles, crammed full of deadlines, family commitments and with little time for rest and relaxation, it’s no wonder our sleep can suffer. There is no doubting that lack of sleep, or sleep deprivation, results in a wide range of negative impacts on our bodies, in some cases even causing long-term health issues.

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Flexibility has your Back

 

Winter is coming to an end, and as the sun begins to shine, most of us are getting off our couches and starting to get fit and well for the coming summer. Many people do aerobic activities to improve their cardiovascular system and burn fat, while others lift weights to build strength, build muscle or maintain muscle mass. Most, unfortunately, fail to address one of the most important parts of any fitness program, being flexibility training.

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What is ‘good posture’?

Almost instantaneously as I mention ‘posture’ to my patients, they automatically look at me with guilt and say “oh, I know my posture is bad…” causing a reflex reaction of pulling their shoulders back and sitting or standing up straight. Well, you can relax while you read this article, because your visions of good posture may just be about to change.

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Barefoot shoes – what does the osteopath say….?

I was at our monthly children’s clinic last year when I noticed half the room of osteopaths were wearing very similar shoes, they looked really comfortable and kind of cool. On asking I was told these ‘Vivobarefoot’ shoes were ‘the best shoes!’, super comfortable for everyday wear and additionally a great sprint running shoe.

 Women’s running shoe by Vivobarefoot

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