News and Advice
12th January 2019

Don’t over do the Exercise

If you’re starting a New Year’s fitness boost bear in mind that it is sometimes better to exercise three or four times a week, with breaks in between, than to exercise daily. The break gives the body a chance to recover and reduces the risk of injury.      

16th December 2018

Riding for the Disabled

Jo spent a cold but satisfying hour on Saturday morning in Cirencester collecting for the Watershed Riding for the Disabled with his wife Sophie and Ben the Shetland pony. Altogether volunteers raised over £1,000 for the Coates-based branch of RDA. The freedom of travelling through countryside on horseback can be wonderfully liberating both physically and …More

7th December 2018

Women’s Health Advice

We listened to an excellent talk on women’s health this week. It was given by Nitu Bajekal consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Royal Free. The subject was particularly interesting because it is not unusual for gynaecological problems to produce back pain. Mrs Bajekal’s website http://nitubajekal.co.uk  is well worth looking at as it contains lots of …More

11th November 2018

Keep Moving

Five tips for reducing the risks of osteoporosis – especially important in the elderly: 1) Regular weight-bearing exercise such as walking, dancing, Tai Chi and going up and downstairs – whatever is appropriate for you. 2) Pay attention to your vitamin D and calcium levels (exposure to sunlight from spring to autumn is a good …More

21st October 2018

Bryn Summits Kilimanjaro

What a fantastic picture of patient Bryn Standrin and his co summiteers at the top of Kilimanjaro. Many, many congratulations Bryn. We were so pleased you were free of back pain and could focus on the climb. Many thanks for your kind comments.  

7th October 2018

Cricklade Fun Run 2018

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Cricklade Run this Sunday. Do remember, you need at least 36 hours to recover after major exercise – so take it easy for a few days before restarting your exercise programme.  

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