Neuroplasticity – your adaptive brain Part 2, Balance

  Today I want to talk about balance. Don’t fret, I’m not talking about handstands and slacklining; just our ability to stay upright (most of the time) is an amazing feat of coordination.     Balance is vitally important for maintaining an active lifestyle. It has even been shown that people who can stand on one leg for at […]

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Imaging

Something which I have been looking thinking about a lot recently is how much time I spend discussing imaging with patients. Not so much their actual images (if they have any), but the possibility of getting them. The process usually goes like this: Patient: I have been thinking about having an x-ray/MRI for it Me: […]

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Neuroplasticity – your adaptive brain

Part 1 In order to understand the basis of our true individuality, how we perceive the world in our own unique fashion, how we are physically sculpted by our past, formed by the life we lead and have led, it is vital to understand the phenomenon called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity, put simply, is the ability of […]

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“My baby’s head is flat! Is that normal?”

“My baby’s head is flat! Is that normal?” is a question we often get from worried parents. Flat head syndrome, (positional plagiocephaly) is a flattening of the back or side of a baby’s head, altering the overall shape of their skull. The incidence of plagiocephaly is reported to be as high as 46.6% at 7 weeks to […]

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Breastfeeding Blues

Every mum-to-be is told of the benefits of breastfeeding; the incidence of gastrointestinal infection, obesity and asthma is reduced in breast fed infants, mothers have increased protection for pre-menopausal breast and ovarian cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, not to mention the economic and environmental benefits. But what about those who wish to breastfeed but find it […]

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First post

Welcome to our new website! There should be more content soon… In the meantime, consider reading about our governing body, the General Osteopathic Council, or our professional research wing the National Council for Osteopathic Research.

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