The thoracic outlet is a space where blood vessels and nerves leave the torso on their way to the arm. It is formed by the first rib and the collar bone. The outlet is tightly packed, and there are a number of things that can cause compression to those blood vessels, or nerves, or both. […]Read More Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Osteopathy is a holistic therapy. Holism is important for addressing the root causes for a problem, and managing them; not only to improve symptoms, but also to reduce the chance of recurrence. A dictionary definition of holism is: The treating of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the […]Read More How is Osteopathy Holistic?
If you’ve ever been to see your GP and felt like they haven’t got time for you (or you’ve had to wait weeks for an appointment), it’s because they haven’t. Far too many of us are ill with things we shouldn’t be- IBS, high blood pressure, and fatigue to name a few. We need to […]Read More The Four Pillar Plan (Rangan Chatterjee)
This has been another book that’s been good to have on hand in clinic. Many patients come to me while waiting for, or considering surgery. Ian Harris is an Australian orthopaedic surgeon, and it is his own area of expertise where he is most critical. Rightly so- it’s the one he’s most qualified to evaluate. […]Read More Surgery, the Ultimate Placebo (Ian Harris)
I’m currently treating an array of pregnant patients, from the start of the second trimester to a few weeks before the due date. The interesting thing is that they all present with a variation of the same thing: lower back and pelvis area pain. For some it is relentless, and may even need crutches. For […]Read More Osteopathy and Pregnancy