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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...

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 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...

June 1, 2017

Here at Olton Osteopathy, we're always looking for better ways to help our clients. So, we're excited to be working with Jamie Hillier at Robin Hood Golf Club, to offer a new package for golfers that combines our clinical assessment, treatment and rehabilitation w...

September 8, 2016

Disclaimer - this blog is not a substitute for individual advice from a qualified professional! 

This is a common scenario: a patient arrives at my clinic, obviously in some pain and walking very gingerly. When we start talking about their back pain, they tell me that t...

July 7, 2016

Stiffness and lack of mobility in the upper back is a common issue that many of us struggle with, sometimes as a result of long periods of working on a computer, or in combination with muscle tension around the shoulders. This can affect the movement in the neck, lower...

February 21, 2016

What is osteopathy?

Sometimes, I think that I have a bit of an image problem. When I tell people that I’m an osteopath, they usually imagine me spending my days rubbing (or cracking) people’s bad backs. When people ask me “what is osteopathy?”, they expect to hear about...

February 5, 2016

Until recently I wasn't sure what all the fuss was about. I mean, it's not as though golf is a real sport. As Mark Twain probably didn't say, it's more of "a good walk spoiled".

Or so I thought. Then one day I was working with a client of mine who's a keen golfer, and f...

November 9, 2015

“You get home one night - your wife hits you with a baseball bat. Likely causes: the fact that you hadn't thanked her for dinner in eight years, or the receipt

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