The Osteopathic Practice

NovoTHOR – Red Light Therapy

NovoTHOR Red Light Therapy

NovoTHOR® uses red and near-infrared light to treat your entire body. While drugs hide pain by interfering with chemical signals. NovoTHOR actually relieves the source of the pain, treating muscles and joints. It’s used by pioneering doctors, clinics, and sports teams around the world. The science has been around for a while, but the technology […]

Mouse Shoulder

Mouse Shoulder Therapy

WHAT IS MOUSE SHOULDER? Mouse Shoulder is a term that has been used to describe a specific collection of neck and shoulder symptoms noticed in people who use computers for long periods. Mouse Shoulder can present as a pain over one side of the neck, spreading into the shoulder. The pain is often described as […]

Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder Massage

A Frozen Shoulder is a stiff shoulder with less than 50% of the normal range of motion in any direction. It can be triggered by surgery, an injury or trauma, but also by bad posture or something as minor as stretching in an awkward direction. Other triggers can be: Diabetes Genetics – it can run […]

Autumn Conference of The British Medical Acupuncture Society

The British Medical Acupuncture Society

I recently attended the Autumn Conference of The British Medical Acupuncture Society where I heard an amazing lecture on the complications of menopause and alternatives to HRT. A real eye opener. Research of the treatment of hot flushes with HRT or acupuncture or phytoestrogens. Menopause is often linked with symptoms such as: Hot flushes. Night […]

Varifocals and Neck Pain


Varifocals are a Jack-of-all-trades and master of none! Although many people find that Varifocals improve their lives tremendously, there are two large groups of people who can have real problems with them: Computer and Laptop use. The lower part of the lens is for close work, such as, sewing or reading, but a computer screen […]

Hot Desk Syndrome

Hot Desking

Employees are now encouraged to use laptops at undesignated desk sites in the office or at home, called ‘hot desks’. It is also known as ‘Hot Desking’. Unfortunately, laptops are poorly designed for use as the main work interface; if the laptop keyboard is in a good position to type, then the screen is far […]

It had to happen sooner or later!…

Mountain Bike

It had to happen sooner or later!… Over the years my mountain biking pastime has been getting more serious; getting quicker, riding rougher, tougher terrain and taking more risks… I’ve fallen off numerous times before, but this time I didn’t bounce! I went over the handle bars and landed on my shoulder, snapping my collarbone. […]

The Fear of Back Pain

Shoulder Pain

You are going along perfectly happily and then, suddenly, you’re in acute pain – it stops you in your tracks – you can hardly speak!   Over the next couple of weeks, the pain gradually subsides, although a couple of times you do something silly and it catches you again – agony!  This happens once or […]

Ladies: the type of car you drive could be giving you back or neck pain!

Lady Driving

Driving can cause back pain to both men and women, but as most cars are predominantly designed for men, many smaller women are suffering and don’t realise why. The pedals Most men can easily change gear by leaving their heels on the floor and swivelling their foot from the accelerator to the brake. Ladies with […]

It’s that time of year again!


This is the time of year when we all promise ourselves that, THIS time, we will become slimmer, fitter, healthier and less stressed than last year. So, here are some tips that might help you go some way to achieve it THIS time! Don’t try to change everything at once. Don’t expect to meditate for […]