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The Breath Of Life

Stunned once again……science proves breathing is beneficial…An article in the paper the other day ‘…the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgment…’…world-first…Except I already knew that…so did the ancient…and not so ancient Yogis. When I am treating a patient…stretching them to with in an inch of their life…no […]

Intelligent Fitness

Intelligent FitnessSo You Want to Get Fitter?In my opinion there are two key elements in making for a successful fitness regime. Both important but not always easy to define. 1st Element- Have FunIf you had to choose an exercise to do, what would it be? What type of exercise do you like doing? (And bringing […]

Watch Out For Ex-spurts

Watch Out For Ex-spurts They are everywhere, around every corner, in cafes, shops and even in your own home.They come at you in many, varied and not so subtle ways. Like Dr Google and YouTube where ex-spurts abound in their thousands . They are on the lounge floor, the lawn or the beach filming themselves while claiming […]

I Think I’m Going Weak At The Knees

I Think I’m Going Weak At The Knees ​Yes its an epidemic – it’s like a plague that is bearing down upon us and we don’t notice until its almost too late.Research I read a while back stated that it is better for elderly people to do weight bearing exercises because of the types of […]

Are You Being Shrink Wrapped?

Are You Being Shrink Wrapped? Bad Boy Bubby – the protagonist with a penchant for wrapping people tightly in shrink-wrap in the 1993 movie by director Rold De Heer –  is I think, one of the more bizarre movies that has ever been made but never-the-less, memorable. It sticks in my mind because on a daily […]

5 Things You Must Know For Good Health

​5 Things You Must Know For Good HealthYes its true.From my twenty years as an osteopath, my obsession with good health, my own brush with burn – out and my wife’s journey with melanoma, there are a few bottom line things that one would be wise to address. That is IF you are interested in fine […]

Pelvic Pain. What is it. What causes it.

Pelvic Pain What causes it? Pelvic pain is a broad term that encompasses pain in any part of the pelvis. These include sacral and sacroiliac pain at the back, hip pain around at the sides and groin, pubic symphysis and ligament pain at the front. The Pubic Symphysis is a fibrocartilage joint. It’s a little […]

Healthy diet during pregnancy

Healthy Diet If you find it hard to keep up a balanced healthy diet during your first trimester,  you are not alone. Some women will eat all of the time and gain a lot of weight, Others women might trouble eating and subsequently lose weight. Preventing malnutrition and dehydration are your most important considerations during the first trimester. Calories […]

Pregnancy – Morning sickness

Morning sickness Before we discuss morning sickness, lets look at the first thing to do. Once you have a positive pregnancy test, see your your healthcare provider so that you can have a history, a physical exam and necessary medical checks. You should be eating well, looking after yourself by exercising and taking prenatal vitamins. Starting off […]

Pubic Symphysis Pain

Pubic Symphysis The pubic symphysis (PS) is where the two halves of the pelvis join at the front. You can feel it in the midline of your pubic bone under your pubic hair. During pregnancy this can become very painful, increasingly so as the pregnancy progresses and your abdomen gets bigger. The PS is a […]