Although Osteopathy is becoming more widely recognized, many people do not know when or if Osteopathy may be of benefit to their babies. Here are some brief pointers to help you decide if Osteopathy might be a good choice for you. Babies are designed to withstand the rigorous nature of the birth process, but sometimes … Continue reading How to Know if Your Baby Should Have an Osteopathic Check
Pelvic mobility is key to an easy labour for both mum and baby. The baby’s head first needs to be able to travel into the top part of the pelvis (the pelvic inlet), then rotate down and out into the world through the lower part of the pelvis (the pelvic outlet). The first sign that … Continue reading Pelvic Mobility is Key For Easy Labour
I am struck time and again how the mighty MRI fails to deliver on its promises. When back pain has been hanging around for a while and people finally receive a disc diagnosis they are hugely relieved. Finally they know what the problem is! Except; the MRI cannot tell us why the disc failed at that … Continue reading Why An MRI Isn’t Going To Fix Your Disc Problem.
Here is a good example to illustrate the Osteopathic approach to pregnancy related pain. A mum who is 26 weeks pregnant has been experiencing chronic left sided pelvic pain of several weeks duration. The pain has left her unable to work and Acupuncture, Physio and bracing of the pelvis has been unsuccessful in alleviating her … Continue reading Pregnancy Related Pelvic Pain? Fantastic Results.
As many of you will know I have just finished my first year of a two year post-graduate diploma in London called Women’s Health in Osteopathy. I have really been blown away by the quality of the lectures and have added a vast array of treatment techniques to my Osteopathic repertoire. I am now trained … Continue reading Period Pain, Birth Related Injury and More…
Have you tried lots of treatments for your chronic neck pain to no avail? Does massaging the muscles, stretching the joints or even anti-inflammatory medication never seem to work for long? Osteopaths look further and deeper to solve your pain. Osteopaths consider not only the joints and ligaments of the neck, but all the organs … Continue reading Fantastic Results with Chronic Neck Pain
If you have increased tone in a buttock muscle called the Piriformis it can tighten the ligaments that suspend the cervix to the pelvis. The cervix gets pulled backwards, so when the time comes to give birth, the baby’s head is pressing on the wall of the womb, not the door of the womb (the … Continue reading Is Pregnancy Giving You A Pain In The Butt?
CONGRATS TO BEN! Some of you may know that along with doing a great job working hard at the clinic, Ben has also been nipping off to the UK most weekends since arriving in Ireland. Along with attaining a 5 year full-time qualification in France (DO) in 2013, Ben decided to further enhance his skills … Continue reading Ben Completes 7th Year of Osteopathic Training
I am really delighted with the great result I am getting with a patient who has been suffering from severe and longstanding low back pain. The person in question has had epidurals and lots of physio, but the pain was worsening and becoming very debilitating. ENTER; VISCERAL OSTEOPATHY! What’s that? I hear you ask. Well … Continue reading Is Your Low Back Pain Getting You Down?
Did you know that because we take a holistic approach to your baby’s health Osteopaths often spot the hidden reason why some babies are slow to settle? We take a detailed pregnancy and birth history. We are like detectives looking for clues….. Sometimes a baby won’t sleep because its head is still residually irritated from … Continue reading The Baby Detectives