Pain – The great motivator
As anyone that has been in to see us with an acute problem will know, there’s nothing like a bit of pain to incentivise recovery. Pain is the equivalent of that little flashing orange or red light on the dashboard of your car telling you that something needs attention. As osteopaths we’re obviously here to […] ...Read more
MOT and Service?
This is the time of year when the car goes in for its annual MOT and service, which should mean that it survives another Scottish winter. Obviously there is a legal requirement to put your car through this annual ritual to ensure that it’s safe enough to take out on the roads so there’s no […] ...Read more
How Long Would You Wait?
If you wake up in the morning with an acute spasm of pain across your low back, or you injure yourself doing some crazy sporting activity, you want it to be sorted out and you want it sorted out now, today. How long do you normally wait for an appointment with your GP? By the […] ...Read more
Osteopaths, Jaws and Sinuses
One of our osteopaths, Tom, recently went on a continuing professional development course to brush up his knowledge and skills on treating jaw pain, blocked sinuses, and headaches, including migraine. We’re sort of out of the snotty winter cold season and, believe it or not, it won’t be long now until hay fever season kicks […] ...Read more
Osteopathy and Depression
January and February in Scotland can be hard going, not least because it’s so dark for so long, so it’s a relief to be heading into spring. On a grey, dull day with a cold wind whistling past your ears it’s no wonder we can spend a big chunk of the winter months hunched over […] ...Read more
Bendy Yoga Teachers and Communication
– or Does your yoga teacher know what it’s like to be stiff? I had a very good yoga teacher not so long ago who admitted that when she started doing yoga she actually found it quite easy in many ways. Even without trying too hard she was naturally flexible and found that it wasn’t […] ...Read more
Avoidance or Remedy?
It’s always interesting to hear the stories patients have to tell to give the back ground of the problems they present on their first consultation. We will often find out that the problem that is causing enough pain to prompt the visit to see an osteopath is the tip of the iceberg. The other thing […] ...Read more
Looking Beyond Disease
A patient came to see me recently that I hadn’t seen for well over a year. She came in with a flare up of the ‘old low back problem’ which we’ve successfully treated in the past. Obviously we got to talking about what had been happening since her last visit. It turns out that a […] ...Read more