Head Injuries

For the past six months we have been collecting data on the patients we treat who have suffered a head injury. So far there has been a mostly positive response following treatment and we have certainly not made anyone worse. The usual treatment for this type of injury is to rest and slowly, often very slowly the person recovers. We think that the Osteopathic treatment we offer will speed and enhance recovery. Osteopathic Treatment will not interfe...

The Thorax is where the Heart is.

How can Osteopathy influence Heart health? The Heart sits in the Thorax and on the Diaphragm. Osteopathic treatment of the Thorax and Diaphragm will have a positive effect on the Heart. The Thorax is the part of your body where the ribs are. The Diaphragm is the muscular layer that separates the Thorasic cavity that contains the Heart and Lungs from the Abdomen that contains Stomach and Intestines. Some of the nerves to the heart leave the T...

More on Head Injuries

Calling any bang on the head a head injury (mild or severe) is just convenient way of catergorising the type of injury and often a lot of similarity ends there.   While head injuries often give the victim a similar set of symptoms, each head injury is quite different. While two people might be hit with similar force, for example hit by a blunt object on the head, the outcome and recovery is often quite different.   The severity of ...

The Brain

The bodies most complex organ and with one Hundred Bullion nerve cells it is hard to imagine how the brain might function. It may be comforting to know that even the most studious Neuro Scientists also struggle to understand how it functions.   The Osteopath is trying to effect change to the nervous system. The picture we have of the human brain is of the wrinkly bit on the top and sides. This is the Cerebrum, Latin for brain. This is the ...

Heart Trouble ? How is your Thorax?

All disease is multi faceted. It is always important to consider the issues that might be not helping whatever the condition is and try to have a multi faceted approach to improvement. The heart sits in position on the left side of the thorax. The covering of the Heart, the Pericardium, a strong connective tissue bag, is attached to the sternum, the diaphragm and the thorasic spine. The thorax, the spine, ribs and breast bone, the diaphragm alo...

A Good Nights Sleep

It is hard to get a good one in these modern times. The Osteopath thinks it is essential for good health. Recently we had a power cut for three days. We had to go to bed at about 7.30 when it got dark. Off to sleep at about 9pm. Marvellous. It was a bit like that in the old days even if you had electricity. Very little media to keep you awake. Not so today. Even a good job and enjoyable recreation activities can become a drag when you are tired...