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 […]

2020-04-17T09:08:00+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Firing ‘should’ and ‘must’: ending the tyranny of self-criticism

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Many of us harbour lists of punitive rules for ourselves. We’re not always aware of these insidious despots but are rather more aware of a pernicious sense of constantly failing in a world that vampirishly demands of us. This feedback loop makes for exhausted […]

2020-02-27T10:37:44+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , |

Spotlight on Seasonal Affective Disorder (The Winter Blues)

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Many people experience a change in mood as the seasons turn, especially as the days start to shorten and the cold weather draws in. For many people, the winter blues are a familiar feeling but do pass or at least fluctuate. For some people, […]

2020-04-28T11:06:08+00:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Intermittent fasting: is it when – not what – you eat that really matters?

Jackie Read, Osteopath and Naturopath

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is an alternative form of caloric restriction in which individuals periodically abstain from eating for varying periods of time, typically longer than an overnight fast. Forms of intermittent fasting you may have heard of include the 5:2 diet

2019-08-21T16:54:53+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , , , , |

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 […]

2019-02-18T13:52:06+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Osteopathy|Tags: , , , , |

Don’t make New Year’s Resolutions (but do set some SMARTER goals)

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychologist

The media is full of ‘Set your New Year Resolution’ articles at this time of year. Here at The Practice at 322 we will go against the grain and suggest you don’t. New Year resolutions are not sticky (they rarely make it past January 31st

2018-12-10T11:05:12+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Sports 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: , , , |
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