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All about ankle sprains and how to fix them

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

An ankle sprain occurs when the ankle ligaments or the joint capsule are stretched beyond their normal limits and they tear. Sprains range from very mild to severe, depending on the extent to which this stretching occurs, which varies a great deal. The ankle is a paradoxical joint, […]

On not believing our minds so much

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director Our minds, the dense packaging of neurons and experience, are absolutely miraculous. There is no doubt of that. The same part of us that can smell and taste, jump out of the way of traffic before we even know it’s there, remember umpteen passwords, ride a […]

2023-05-10T12:55:12+00:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How to treat Raynaud’s Syndrome

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

This blog post concerns a widely known but less well understood condition which affects the hands and feet – Raynaud’s syndrome. Named after Auguste Raynaud, who described it in 1862, the syndrome is painful and for climbers and those who work at height, it is potentially […]

Perfectionism

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Running on empty: how our ideas can exhaust us

Many people who come to see me arrive exhausted. And it’s not from the lack of a good night’s sleep, or from running a marathon. It’s from the constant rigid and unrelentingly high standards they impose […]

Stress and healing

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

We’ve known for a long time that stress has an effect on healing. Hans Selye borrowed the term from mechanical engineering way back in 1936 and he originally saw stress as a uniformly bad thing. Somehow we have been left with this view of stress, and […]

Isometric strain injuries in climbers

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

If you’re a climber or boulderer and you constantly find yourself asking questions such as “why do I keep injuring myself?” then this blog post is for you. This post is also perfect for you if you do any sport which involves intense activity in short […]

2023-03-27T15:47:26+00:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Osteopathy, Sports psychology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Living in Uncertain Times

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Things are looking more normal after the slow tumult of the last eighteen months: people are back in shops, restaurants are open and James Bond is back in the cinemas but things are certainly different from how they were before. We cannot un-experience the […]

Do you feel under pressure to cope “well” during lockdown?

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Right now, we’re being besieged by information on how to cope. Or rather, how best to cope and be at our best while coping. We’re being told how to minimize anxiety, improve mood, keep families busy, learn to craft, exercise on sofas and cultivate […]

6 alternatives for staying fit at home: off-the-wall and downright fun

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director We all want to stay active in this time of confinement, and Joe Wicks or Jessica Smith are great places to start. Everything we do at home can be turned into exercise, from vacuuming to gardening and even cleaning the […]

6 Practical Strategies for Coping with Social Distancing

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

These are unprecedented times and everyone is experiencing an upsurge in fear, anxiety and uncertainty about the day ahead, let alone the longer-term future. I wanted to share with you as many practical tools and skills that I can to help you manage any symptoms of […]

2023-01-17T12:34:46+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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