Bridge to Health Blog
Bridge to Health Blog

Harry Rogers M.Ost DO ND
Registered Osteopath

One of the most common questions people ask us is “how many sessions do you think I’ll need?” The answer is always remarkably longer than the question! That is because there is no easy answer and I explain some, definitely not all, of the factors that can affect the timeframe – such as, severity of the problem, how long it’s been there, how good you are at doing the exercises, whether you’re still training or not, what your diet is like and then explaining the classic - ‘everyone is different’. Then you get into talking about maintenance treatment and the answer gets even longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathieu Rossano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopath and Practice Principle

Health experts are now forecasting the prospect of life-expectancy taking many of our patients into their 10th and even 11th decades of life. But such eye-watering longevity is only worthwhile if we can secure the conditions of mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body – for that same period of existence.


 

Sian Smith M.Ost DO ND
Registered Osteopth


We all have aspirations to improve our health, whether we view it this way or not. Even the most ‘unhealthy’ of us will want to eat one less takeaway a week or cut down on a few cigarettes each day.

Whilst there are known social obstacles to our health goals (your best friend persuading you for a catch up over an Indian, an impromptu after-work drink(s) on your Pilates evening...), one of the biggest obstacles can be our own will. Who hasn’t talked themselves out of that 5k because it’s raining? Or thought, ‘I’ll start the diet next week’ because there are too many yummy treats knocking about in the cupboard?

Mathieu Rassano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopayh and Practice Principle

If you have journeyed with us in our 2019 newsletter editions, you will agree we now have our health journey mapped and our health strategy nailed! We’ve overcome procrastination, considered our health objectives at every angle and created a dashboard to measure progress.
  We will not even let chronic conditions deter us from aiming for improved wellbeing.  So, we’re on course for success? Well almost…
Harry Rogers M.Ost Do ND
Registered Osteopath

For some of us the idea of going on a 20 minute fast walk every day can seem a daunting or crazy idea in itself; for others it's marathon's or triathlons. For a mad but great minority it's extremes like ultramarathons.
 
Mathieu Rossano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopath and Practice Principle

At some point in our 'Journey to Health', many of us feel drawn or compelled to set ourselves a real challenge that, relative to our cruising speed, might be name 'the crazy project'. It might be entering a marathon, losing a significant amount of weight, embarking on a PhD or climbing Kilimanjaro...
Mathieu Rossano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopath and Practice Principle

In this third newsletter of 2019, focusing on “Health is a Journey”, we want to acknowledge our many patients who are either directly affected by chronic disease, or are supporting a relative or friend in this situation.
 
Sian Smith M.Ost DO ND and Harry Rogers M.Ost DO ND
Registered Osteopaths

Receiving a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can leave you feeling vulnerable and worried about what the future holds for your body.  The peak demographic to be diagnosed is 50, but it isn’t uncommon to be diagnosed in your early 30’s.
Holly Clarkson M. Ost DO BPA
Registered Osteopath

Can osteopathy be a partner in long-term health improvement? It’s human nature to take things for granted until they fail.  Our own bodies are no exception. I never cease to be amazed by the weird and wonderful ways our bodies will keep adapting and adjusting so that we can go on functioning day to day.  Until… they just can’t anymore and people end up in my clinic room.

Mathieu Rossano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopth and Practice Principle

There is a damaging tendency in today’s media to portray good health as an absolute of peak vitality, fitness and achievement. For a variety of reasons, this can be very off-putting to many people.

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