The third Tissue Repair Course I have attended given by Professor Tim Watson and his lectures continue to be brilliant.
A Painful thumb is a common condition as the joint over the years can suffer from injuries from accidents, falls sports and of course general over use both in the house, garden and at work especially using the thumb on the keyboard and touch pad, and this does not include our smart phones and touch pad computers.
Getting a knee injury when skiing is a rather common. A friend injuried his knee when skiing by dislocating his knee cap (patella) skiing in France. The Doctors immediately took x-rays and gave him a full leg brace. His knee was hugely swollen so taking my advice he iced it regularly for 10 minutes every hour using the free ice snow from outside. The swelling reduced and he walked carefully around with his knee brace and I gave him simple safe isometric knee exercises to try to stop the quadriceps from atrophying or wasting. He had dislocated his patella and here is Everything you Need to know about Patella Dislocation Video
Myofascial Release: A method of Manipulative treatment aimed at the relaxation of the soft tissues of the body. : By John Upledger
Myofascial Release or Myofascial Release Massage over the years has grown a fashionable course of treatments. It is only the stretching the some of the fascial which surrounds the muscles of the body but due to America it has become ...
Dr O'Driscoll has asked me to make practitioners aware of the 2013 Arsenal FC SEMS Conference, run by the AFC Medical Department and held at Emirates Stadium on 25 March 2013. Please find current information below. To register online and secure your place, please go to www.eventelephant.com/arsenalsportsmedicineconference2013 There is limited capacity of 30 attendees per tour for the two tours of Emirates during the day. If you wish to join one of these, please confirm this when you register.
The lower cervical spine is a key area for chronic neck pain, cervical nerve root pain, thoracic outlet problems and referred pain to the upper thoracic spine. Frequently, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and forearm tendonitis have a cervical component.
This article on upper neck pain was found by one of my patients who does not like traditional strong manipulation. I was trained at the European School of Osteopathy and learned cranial osteopathy, traditional osteopathy, massage, muscle energy. One of the most important practical sessions included how to approach and treat acute neck pain without causing distress to the patient.
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve which we use all our life and which can develop problems, resulting in pain or compression if there is a prolapsed disc.
I have been treating babies for over twenty years with cranial osteopathy and during this time Cranial Osteopathy for babies and children has become increasing popular. I gave a cranial treatment to a 6 week old baby today and so I will give a brief outline to my own unique approach which has made treating babies a delight.
The first time I really saw the beneficial effects of stress relief using cranial osteopathy was treating a new born baby boy who was endlessly crying. There was no underlying medical condition. To my pleasure, on his first session he relaxed and beamed at his parents.