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Your back IS strong…even if you (or someone else) doesn’t think that it is

January 4, 2019

When we’re experiencing back pain is easy to feel that our spines are fragile and vulnerable to damage. It can really feel like any ‘wrong’…

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Evidence-based practice in osteopathy- results from a UK national survey (and clearing things up!)

December 10, 2018

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is now considered to be the optimal (albeit imperfect- see here) approach to healthcare practice and decision-making- and all healthcare professionals from…

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Protect your sleep to protect your back

July 10, 2018

Backs LOVE sleep. Poor sleep (both quality and quantity) is highly predictive of developing and worsening low back pain (see here and here). Sleep patterns influence…

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Re-grounding biopsychosocial back pain research- Introducing Grounded Theory Method

June 26, 2018

Patients’ and practitioners’ values, preferences and experiences are very much part of modern iterations of evidence-based practice (EBP), and developing a research-based knowledge of these…

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“I should be glowing not aching!”- The facts about low back pain during pregnancy

March 28, 2018

I was recently invited to write a guest blog for social group Hampstead Mums, on the causes, risk factors and treatment options for pregnancy-related low…

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Low back pain: To scan, or not to scan? That is the question

February 25, 2018

  Many of my osteopathy patients with low back pain (LBP) often ask me whether or not a scan is required, but the decision to…

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Top tips for back pain

February 25, 2018

I’ve been treating and managing patients with back pain for over 11 years. Below I outline my top 10 tips to help dispel common myths and ensure…

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evidence-based workshop

Evidence-based courses, workshops and seminars for fitness and health professionals

February 9, 2018

Research has enhanced our understanding of back pain, its causes and optimal treatment/management strategies. A wealth of research evidence now rejects the traditional view that…

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Exercise for back pain and sciatica

Jedi powers and magic manipulations for back pain? Nope, just get moving.

December 8, 2017

Back pain is common…really common. In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) estimates that LBP affects about a quarter of…

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Sticks and stones….Words can be hurtful with back pain

November 24, 2017

Preface Having attended my first TherapyExpo earlier this week, I presented this topic to a far from packed-out audience. As I wandered around the endless…

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