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Our practitioners write about living well

On losing ourselves or “how did I end up here?!”

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

One of the main reasons people come for therapy is when someone or something significant has been lost and we feel all kinds of being at sea. It can be hard to recognise ourselves or the world around us when there are big holes and tears in […]

2018-11-01T15:59:46+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , |

World Osteoporosis Day, 20th October

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis. October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. Screening and early diagnosis are critical to prevention of osteoporosis, and osteopaths can help.

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the usually strong structure which makes up […]

2018-11-01T14:35:45+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , , |

Five sports psychology techniques we can learn from the England football team

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychology Consultant

Five of the techniques I noticed being used by the England team replicate well over to many other sports and learning about them could help us all to have better performances, whatever field, court or track we compete on.

1. Seeing competitions as […]

Tips for living well with arthritis

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

Osteoarthritis – the most common cause of arthritis – causes joint stiffness, pain and loss of mobility, but it affects different people in different ways. Wear and tear or inflammatory processes lead to thinning of the cartilage in the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation. Typically this […]

2018-11-09T18:39:37+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Overcoming insomnia – top tips for sleep

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

With more and more people struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep, perpetual tiredness and its fair friend ‘tired but wired’ are very common complaints. While sleep medications may offer short term relief, they don’t solve the problem, as very often falling asleep, staying asleep and enjoying replenishing […]

2018-11-10T17:37:11+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Top tips for cyclists

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

In this post, I discuss some of the issues facing recreational and sporting cyclists. I also provide some top tips to avoid problems and get you into top gear.

The strength of osteopathy is its ability to combine detailed analysis of the specifics of […]

2018-11-10T17:37:55+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , , |

Guest blog post – Yoga or Pilates?

Sabine Fischer, Pilates Instructor

We’re constantly bombarded by the media about physical fitness. There are tons of reasons why we should get off our chairs and be active in today’s increasingly automated and sedentary culture. Practising any exercise does not only result in a good appearance, but also reduces stress and brings peace […]

2018-09-20T16:06:02+00:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Guest blog posts|Tags: , , , , |

Ergonomics, or how to sit without sitting

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

At the Practice at 322 we are often asked for advice about the right way to sit at a desk. So many of our patients spend the majority of their day in front of a computer, and yet there is so little reliable advice available on how […]

2018-11-10T17:40:57+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , |

Tennis injuries – part 2 – bursitis of the shoulder

Tessa Glover, Sports Massage Therapist

The shoulder is a very shallow ball and socket joint which means it is highly mobile but not very stable. Muscles provide most of the joint stability. The most common shoulder injuries in tennis players are disturbance of soft tissues – and cartilage – caused by overuse […]

2018-11-10T17:41:38+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Massage|Tags: , , , , |

The Benefits of Postpartum Massage

Alice Marno, Sports and Pregnancy Massage Therapist

In some cultures, after a woman has had a baby, her community gives her a 40 day care period where she is looked after and restored to full health. She has massages every day, doesn’t go to work or do any housework and mostly remains […]

2018-11-10T17:42:10+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Massage|Tags: , , , |