A great column by Dr Phil Whitaker in the New Statesman magazine (22-28 August 2014) (just to be clear, the David in the article is not me): David was a patient during my earliest years in general practice: an otherwise fit man in his early sixties who needed an operation on his ear. The procedure […]Read More The Man With His Head In An Invisible Vice
EMMETT Technique is a gentle body therapy developed by Ross Emmett, an Australian practitioner. It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and the therapist may help relieve tensions resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body. I did some EMMETT […]Read More EMMETT Technique
What is it? Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR) is a soft-tissue technique that addresses the pain and loss of function caused by many of the most common injuries affecting the nerves, muscles, connective tissue and joints. It combines elements of sports massage, trigger point therapy, fascial release and active release techniques.Read More Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR)
An interesting piece of training on Saturday 12th September. Chiropractors were given the opportunity to try their hand at clay pigeon shooting and then take part in a discussion about the sorts of injuries seen among people who use guns for sport or work. As you can imagine, shooting folk tend to get a lot […]Read More Chiropractic and clay pigeon shooting
This is a question that comes up a lot and it’s one that I find increasingly difficult to answer as I learn more about the wide range of approaches used in my own profession and in osteopathy. Similarities There are more similarities than differences between the two professions. Chiropractors and Osteopaths both believe that many […]Read More What is the difference between Chiropractic and Osteopathy?
Migraines are painful headaches accompanied by a variety of symptoms such as visual disturbances, sensitivity to light, sound and smells, nausea and vomiting. Migraine attacks may vary in length and frequency: usually lasting from 4 to 72 hours, with most people free of symptoms between attacks. ‘Classic migraines’ are those accompanied by aura symptoms – […]Read More Migraine and chiropractic