HARP 24 is an annual running event in aid of the homeless in the local Southend area. It’s a 24 hour relay race over a cross-country 4.2 mile course, for teams of up to 8 runners.
2015 was the 4th year for HARP 24 which was held on 27th/28th June, the original race had approximately 40 runners, but it’s almost
Yes is the short answer!
I am currently treating a 50-year-old female patient who had been suffering from eczema for 18 months. She had tried various different treatments, none of which had completely worked before seeing me: she still had days when eczema looked quite inflamed. She was at her wit’s end; it was really bringing her down emotionally, she
Cramp… That short, sharp, unwelcome visitor!
Cramp can often cause major problems for some people, whilst others barely suffer from cramp at all! Cramp is one of those issues that is often widely discussed, but yet little is factually known.
A common term for cramp is “Charley Horse,” which interestingly originates back to baseball in the 19th century – used to
The question I am asked most when I first speak to or meet a new patient is “What is the difference between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor?” or “What is the difference between an Osteopath and a Physiotherapist?”
It is not a simple answer, after all, each of the professions offer manual therapy, using hands-on techniques and clinical judgement to
Well done to everyone that has completed a marathon, recently; be it in Brighton, London or Paris!
It takes strength of mind and resolve to sign-up to – and finish – a marathon. The amount of training and focus that is required is incredible. Anyone that takes part soon realises that while you are marathon training it can take
Over the last several years I have been spending one day a week in London, teaching student Osteopaths the techniques that we use for treatments, as well as a bit of lecturing and also supervising in the college clinic; where students can see and treat the patients themselves.
For the first and second-year students, the modules I teach are
Most of us find that repeating our workouts means that we begin to slip into a routine. For instance:
If this sounds familiar to you, then there are some changes that need to be made. By doing these small things, you will be able to improve your performance, prevent
Almost everyone has suffered from sore, aching muscles (medically known as myalgia) at some point in their life. However, the amount of pain reported often ranges from mild to excruciating.
Although myalgic pain often resolves within a few days, it can sometimes linger for weeks or months.
It can develop almost anywhere in your body, including your back, legs
Some people would think that I’m crazy, whilst others would certainly not believe that I would ever be able to keep silent for 10 whole days. But that’s exactly what I did!
There was no contact whatsoever with any other student or with my loved ones. Even reading and writing wasn’t allowed! The only communication that was allowed
What is runners knee? And what does it mean?
Runners’ knee, also known as Patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is a broad term for basically any pain found around the kneecap when applying any weight on the affected leg and bending the knee i.e. running, walking, squatting. The reason for its name is that it’s known to be found more commonly in