August 29, 2018

Childhood Asthma

osteopathy for Asthma
By Sara Castoldi

Childhood asthma is one of the most common respiratory disorders worldwide, with increased prevalence in Western societies. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is the most common childhood disease and is more likely found in males.

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July 30, 2018

Hot or Cold? – Which works best?

Hot and cold therapy for injury.
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

You may be familiar with people using ice packs in the event of an injury, especially in the sporting arena, where, following an injury, we commonly use the acronym RICE which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation, but when is it advisable to use ice & when is it better to use heat?

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July 17, 2018

School’s Out For Summer

Osteopathy for children
By Sara Castoldi

In a couple of day’s time, school is officially out for summer! And, with so much time off between now and the new school year, the summer holidays are the ideal time to get the children sorted.

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June 26, 2018

Recurring Back Pain: The Causes

Recurring Back Pain
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Up to 85 per cent of us will suffer from back pain at some point in our life. Although most people make a full recovery, around half of sufferers will see their back pain return at least once. In this week’s blog we look at some of the main causes of recurring back pain…

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June 19, 2018

Understanding Tendon Pain

Understanding Tendon Pain
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Our blog this week focuses on understanding tendon pain. So, first things first, and before we get into more depth, let’s start by addressing what a tendon actually is…

The tendon connects muscle to bone and therefore allows the muscle contraction to move a joint. Overuse is the most common cause of tendon damage. Acute tendon issues are generally caused by sporting injuries whereas more chronic ones are a result of the accumulation of small, repetitive failures to heal within the tissue.

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June 11, 2018

Q&A with: Hannah

Hannah Whitcombe
By Sara Castoldi

Last month I was interviewed as the new osteopath and latest addition to the Osteopathy West London team. This month it’s the turn of our Principal Osteopath, Hannah Whitcombe. Scroll down to read our full Q&A with Hannah…

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June 5, 2018

Osteopathy, Physiotherapy & Chiropractic: What’s the difference?

Woman receiving Osteopathic Treatment
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

When suffering from issues such as back or neck pain it can be difficult to know who to turn to. Many people don’t really understand the differences between various types of treatment and it can make the first step on the road to recovery a little confusing.

With this in mind, our blog this week looks at the core differences between osteopathy, physiotherapy & chiropractic.

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May 28, 2018

Scoliosis: The Lowdown

scoliosis
By Sara Castoldi 

In last week’s blog we looked at ways in which back pain can be prevented in children. This week our focus is on scoliosis.

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine twists and curves to the side. The curve, which can increase over time, is usually “S”- or “C”-shaped. Although it’s not a condition many of us are familiar with, it is fairly common and affects people of all ages from babies through to the elderly. The condition most commonly starts in children aged between 10 and 15 years however before the onset of puberty. The condition is also typically more prevalent in girls than boys.

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May 22, 2018

Preventing Back Pain In Children

Happy children playing
By Sara Castoldi

Back pain isn’t something many of us associate with children but, just like adults, children can become the victims of back pain and issues too. Whether they do suffer from such problems is of course very much determined by their lifestyle and, similarly to adults, there are a number of things that parents and guardians can do in preventing back pain in children and stopping any issues from ever arising. Our blog this week looks at four ways in which your child can tweak their daily habits to help prevent them from suffering with back pain…

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