By in Acupuncture

Can Acupuncture Help With Eczema?

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

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By in Sports Physiotherapy

Everything You Need to Know About Cramp

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

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By in Osteopathy

What is the Difference Between an Osteopath, a Physiotherapist and a Chiropractor?

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

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By in Osteopathy

My Teaching Day As An Osteopath Lecturer

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

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By in Sports Injury

Prevention and Treatment for Runners Knee

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

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