Operations considered non-urgent would normally take a while to come through, but with additional delays due to the pandemic, waiting times for surgery are even longer. Even during lockdown, when you can’t necessarily see your manual therapist, there are things you can do to manage your symptoms. Osteoarthritis Basics Osteoarthritis can affect any cartilaginous joint. […]Read More Managing delayed surgery for arthritis
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?
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
As antagonistic as the title sounds, I promise it is not meant condescendingly! Suzanne O’Sullivan is a consultant neurologist, and she opens the book with the expectations she held of her future work before specialising in neurology: “diseases of the brain and nerves and muscles”. The reality also involved “those whose illnesses originated not in […]Read More It’s All In Your Head (Suzanne O’Sullivan)