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, […]

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 […]

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: , , , , , , |

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 […]

Does bending hurt your back? Busting the most common back myths

James Raiher, Osteopath and Clinic Director

In this article, James Raiher, back pain rehabilitation expert, explains why lifting objects correctly isn’t as complicated as it is often made out to be.

Your back is not as fragile as you think!

First of all, let’s get straight into the controversy. Your back is […]

2023-01-17T12:38:15+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Osteopathy|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 […]

2023-01-17T12:38:45+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

2023-01-17T12:39:26+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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