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January 20, 2020

“So, why did you become an osteopath?”

This is the most common question I get asked by my patients; and it’s also the question I love answering the most. Every day when I leave clinic, I smile when I think about how much difference the gift of osteopathy has made to my...

November 5, 2019

"The last person I saw, I felt like I barely had time to put my bag down."

I'm sometimes asked by patients why at Olton Osteopathy we allow a full hour for all our appointments. That's unusual these days - many clinics restrict appointments to as little as 30 minutes. W...

November 26, 2018

Many of my clients worry about their bad posture. I know this, because they often tell me about it before I even get as far as the physical examination. “I know my posture’s terrible”, they confess – in the same guilty way that someone might confess to their doctor tha...

October 24, 2018

"Is there anything you can do for osteoarthritis? My doctor said it was just something I'd have to live with."

Osteoarthritis is a common condition, and it can be challenging to manage. In many cases there are things we can do to relieve the symptoms, and to help our pa...

October 15, 2018

Hi folks,

I just wanted to drop a line here for our readers who are regulars on Facebook to let you know about some changes we're making to our FB accounts.  My original FB business account is "Rosi Sexton - Osteopath", which I've had since not long after I started prac...

October 10, 2018

Some of you may already know that as well as running Olton Osteopathy here in Solihull, I also run Combat Sports Clinic,

We provide both in-person and online consultations, advice and education about treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries to anyone...

September 7, 2018

"It's not just the pain that's getting me down. I don't feel like myself any more. I can't do the things I'd normally do - I feel so helpless; I feel like I'm a burden on everyone around me."

"I'm scared that it's not going to get better, and I'll be stuck like this. Wh...

August 3, 2018

As osteopaths we don't prescribe medication ourselves, but our patients often have questions about medicine they've been given by their doctor and how it might affect their treatment.  Fortunately, our osteopath Ben Hewitt is a former pharmacist and so can share some o...

July 31, 2018

 “I love running, but I've been told it’s bad for my knees. I keep thinking I should give it up.”

This is something I hear often from my clients. The idea that running is bad for the joints, and that “low impact activities” are better for you, is a prevalent one. Even m...

July 20, 2018

I've often said that one of the best ways to understand the physical demands of an activity is to give it a go. Whether I'm talking to a client about the mechanics of a golf swing, riding a bike, lifting heavy boxes at work, or even playing a musical instrument - somet...

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