July 23, 2016

Considering how seriously many people take their sport and how much they are willing to spend on new equipment in an attempt to etch out a little extra in performance, it’s surprising how little consideration the majority of sports men/women give to the food they eat, the amount they eat, and when they eat it!

Even at professional and semi-professional level, numerous...

March 29, 2016

On Good Friday I was delighted to meet, and treat, Soccer Saturday Sky Sports icon Jeff Stelling and his Hartlepool United chief executive counterpart Russ Green. They had just completed day five of their epic 262 mile, 10 day walk, from Hartlepool to Wembley Stadium. Jeff and Russ are undertaking this ambitious challenge to help promote prostate cancer awareness and...

November 26, 2015

I’m often asked for my opinion, or to give advice, on taking supplements. Mostly from people opposed to taking conventional medicines. The truth is, I don’t really know enough about nutrition to give advice.

However, I recently read a review ‘Vitamin D in health and disease: Current perspectives’, (Zhang and Naughton, 2010), and was so taken aback by what I read that I...

November 12, 2015

My dad served as a Royal Marine for 33 years, 22 years as a member of the elite SBS, so over the years, although I’ve met some amazing people, I’ve rarely been taken aback by stories of individual endeavour and resolve. Then I met James!


James Moore was born with spina bifida, a rare condition where the embryo’s neural tube, that later forms the spine and the nervous...

November 11, 2015

Pregnancy should be a time of joy and excited anticipation for expectant mums. Unfortunately, many suffer from severe back or pelvic girdle pain, turning the experience into a ghastly nightmare. In fact, back or pelvic pain during pregnancy is so common that some obstetricians even consider it normal. Thankfully, I don’t.


I believe that with careful assessment, treatm...

September 21, 2015

Many of you will remember Alan Smith suffering a horrific ankle injury playing for Manchester United against Liverpool in 2006. Those who witnessed this injury would no doubt be able to deduce that there was significant bone damage. Not all bone injuries are so blatantly obvious though and many go undiagnosed leading to problems further down the line. 


A couple o...

August 28, 2015

 

Well my third season as part of the Notts County Sports Medicine team is well under way. Alas the change in manager towards the end of last season didn’t bring about the hoped for change in fortunes on the pitch culminating in relegation from league 1. 


Despite the lack of success on the pitch it was a great season for the Sports Med Team which continues to go from s...

August 17, 2015

I’m not aware of any standard pathway from leaving school to becoming an osteopath, but if there is one, I’m fairly confident that the route I took doesn’t even come close!

 

When I left school in the late 70’s, like many of my friends, I went to work underground at Calverton Colliery. I started as an apprentice Electrician and left 15 years later as Assistant Electrica...

July 20, 2015

Do you suffer from Vertigo, the sensation of spinning? According to statistics, Vertigo is the most common type of dizziness, although personally, I think many Saturday night revellers would question where these statistics came from!  The first piece of good news is that there is a good chance osteopathy can help you. 


Vertigo caused by problems with the vestibul...

May 4, 2015

Let’s start by stating a simple but highly relevant fact: the severity of back pain, seldom, if ever, reflects the seriousness. Even the slightest problem with your back can very painful and debilitating. The most important thing is to “Keep Calm and Call Your Osteopath”. 


To help understand back pain it is useful to split it into two categories; back dominant pain...

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