Foot Pain

6 minute read Is Your Foot Running Well? We have seen increasing numbers of people hurting themselves with foot pain whilst trying home exercises especially running. This can cause many problems in the body, not just the foot. The underlying link to this problem is...

Strength training for runners

  Cardio-Fitness vs Muscle-Strength ?   – If they don't match, injury can follow. – Build an injury-resistant body and prevent running injuries. Here's the MythRunners are often very good at running, but when the topic of strength training comes...

Video Consultation vs Treatment

Video Consultation vs Hands on Treatment Research has shown that patient satisfaction with video consultation is as good as face to face and in some cases has a higher satisfaction rate than direct hands on treatment. How can this be the case? To understand this we...

Osteopathy for the internal organs – part 2

Visceral Osteopathy This is part 2 of 2. Click here for part 1. So, here we are again trying to discover a few very common issues between us. If you recognise any of the them it would be worth visiting our visceral osteopath here at the Living Centre Clinic, who will...

Osteopathy for the internal organs – part 1

Visceral Osteopathy This is part 1 of 2. Click here for part 2 London is a wonderful and exciting city! Every day is a new day, full of new opportunities. Nevertheless, in the long term, this hectic lifestyle can be a source of stress. Working all day, just enough...

What is Osteopathy?

What is Osteopathy ? I would simply say Osteopathy is a medical form of massage best known for treating back pain and neck pain. But it is much more powerful, treating other health complaints such as stomach problems, breathing problems, children’s complaints, stress...

A Different Approach to Preventing Back Pain

A Different Approach to Preventing Back Pain If you suffer from recurring back pain and your current rehab exercises that work on strengthening your core don’t seem to stop your back pain from recurring then perhaps it is time to take a different approach. For...

Science of Quick Healing

Science of Quick Healing   When you have a pain there is a strong instinct to rub it. True when you were a little child and you may have grazed your knee, a parent may have “rubbed it better”.  But it could it be the worst thing to do to an injury or pain! We...

Sciatica Made Simple

Sciatica Made Simple Sciatic pain is commonly felt alongside lower back pain, it is described as pain in the leg (lower extremity). It occurs when there is irritation of the sciatic nerve, this is typically felt from the lower back down to the back of the thigh to the...

Scans And Pills A Waste of Time For Back Pain

Back pain treatment Back & Neck Pain Are Scans and Pills a Waste of Time? As an osteopath, I found the following article a compelling read. It featured in The Independent and was entitled, “Opioids, injections and scans of ‘dubious benefit’ harming 540 million...

Office Chair Exercises

Office Chair Exercises by Hugo Firth, Osteopath Back and Neck Exercise 90 Second Desk Exercise Workout Want to know the best way to relieve stress at your desk? Our resident Sports and Exercise osteopath Hugo Firth has devised this special 90 second workout.  Hugo...

How can Cranial Osteopathy help my crying baby?

Cranial Osteopathy for Crying Babies Video by Vispi Jamooji More than 35,000 views on YouTube   Why is my baby crying so much? As a qualified specialist paediatric osteopath, one of the commonest questions I get asked is how do you stop a baby from crying. Crying...

Pain Relief – Hot or Cold?

Self Help Pain Relief: Apply Hot or Cold?   A frequent question I get asked shall I use a hot or cold compress? Firstly, let’s understand what each does? Heat Therapy: Improves circulation Allows expansion of the vessels and tissues Increases temperature Soothe...

Choosing Yoga or Pilates?

Choosing Yoga or Pilates? You may think these are in the same exercise category, however they are rooted from very different histories. Read below to help determine which practice is right for you… Yoga This type of exercise originated in south Asia thousands of...

Shoulder and Arm Pain

National Back Awareness   Shoulder and Arm Pain Ever wondered where that pain in your arm or shoulder is coming from? With this being National Back Pain awareness week, it’s helpful to know that pain in your arm may actually be coming from your back and...

Upper Back Pain

National Back Awareness   Upper Back Pain   It all happens here This is the part of the spine that we use most when we are sitting at our desks, driving our cars, reading, eating. When I say ‘using’ it’s almost a misnomer. Our upper backs are actually moving...

Head and Neck Pain

National Back Awareness   Head and Neck Pain   Common Causes of Head and Neck Pain The neck is the most mobile part of your spine and it must balance a head weighing around 5kg. It’s astonishing to note when the neck is bent forward by only 30º,  the...

Sciatica & Trapped Nerve

National Back Awareness   Slipped Disc, Sciatica and Trapped Nerve Explained   Sciatica The Sciatic nerve is as big as your own index finger. There are a number of ways this nerve can get trapped. A common cause is a slipped disc. This pinches the sciatic...

Low Back Pain

National Back Awareness   Low Back Pain   Back Pain Explained  – best viewed on desktop PC   Contrary to popular belief back pain is less connected with sitting posture 1 than previously thought. More significant is the correlation with...

Commuter Pain

Commuter Pain?   Commuting in London can take anything from 10 mins to up to 2 hours making it a stressful affair, not least of all on top of train delays. Twisted Postures With growing numbers of commuters and train services not being able to keep up, many...

Back Pain Explained

Back Pain Explained   What Causes Low Back Pain? The commonest cause of low back pain is simple tissue failure. The outside layers protecting the spinal nerve are firstly the muscle, beneath that is  ligament then the joint and finally the disc and nerve. When we...

How To Fix Your Own Back Pain

10 Top Tips to Beat Back Pain   Sitting is the number one enemy of bad backs.  “Too much sitting; too much standing; not enough walking and not enough lying”. This is the magic formula we tell our patients. Follow this golden rule and your back will smile at you....

Is Your Jaw Pain a Pain in the Neck?

Jaw Pain & Neck Pain If you are suffering from neck pain and it keeps coming back, it may be worth checking your jaw, even if you don’t feel you have jaw pain. This is because not all jaw problems produce pain in the jaw. For some people the first sign can be...

What Makes A Great Massage

A Great Massage in Wimbledon   Fancy a great massage in Wimbledon? Do you know there is more to a great massage than meets the eye. The Living Centre Clinic massage therapy in Wimbledon offers a higher level massage effectiveness. Here’s why we say...

Transformational Breathing

Transformational Breathing ® What’s the no 1 most important thing you can do for your health? As a nation, we spend a fortune in the quest for gaining better health and wellbeing. We try the new ‘best diet ever’, the new exercise fad, the ‘miracle’ supplement or...

A Gut Feeling; Digestive problems

DO YOU SUFFER FROM DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS? Symptoms include pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, gas, acid reflux. Causes are varied, but the most obvious cause is eating a food to which you are intolerant, or which contains substances that are difficult to break...

Get Fit in 2017

Ready to get fit?   New Year resolution?   Help and advice is at hand If your New Year’s resolution is to get fitter, faster, stronger or to be more active then hopefully this advice will help you achieve your goals. Normally in January and February my...

Massage Secrets

Health Secrets: Discover the benefits of therapeutic massage   Why People Take Regular Massages We are trying so hard to be good parents, colleagues, leaders, children, and friends that we often feel pressured all the time. Massage therapy plays vital part of all...

Sciatica Explained

What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is a common form of back pain that affects the lower half of the body. It is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve which runs from the lower spine, into the buttock, down back of the leg ending in the foot. In normal life it has to extend...