Osteopathy and Asthma

Osteopaths can’t cure asthma, I hear you say and you’d be correct! Asthma is a condition caused by an irritability of the lining of the lung. In certain circumstances the lung chambers become constricted, the thin mucus lubricant of the lung thickens and clogs the air...

Manipulation

What is Manipulation and why do osteopaths use it? Manipulation is quite a general term and means different things to different practitioners. Osteopaths tend to use it to mean the use of High Velocity Thrust techniques (HVT) where a specific joint is put under...

Drugs, Drugs, Drugs!

I spend an inordinate time in practice telling patients how and why they should take their prescribed pain medication. Many believe that they “won’t work” or will only “mask” their symptoms so don’t give them a chance. I thought I would write a user’s guide to...

Neck Pain

The most common neck problems I see in practise are: 1.Chronic Neck and Shoulder Stiffness. Often due to poor posture, driving or computer use and exacerbated by stress. Can sometimes lead to tension-type headaches. Osteopathic treatment can help relax the muscles,...