Bridge to Health Blog
Bridge to Health Blog
Many patients visiting us suffer from <a href="http://www.bridgetohealth.co.uk/osteopath/what-we-treat/osteoarthritis/">osteoarthritis (OA)</a>, either as their primary complaint, or as a feature of their health history.
Chris A. (not his real name) is a 60 year old college lecturer from Ruislip, who visited our clinic six months ago for a knee injury following a long walk on uneven terrain.  Beyond this injury, he had two other overriding health concerns: he had been suffering for over a decade with acid reflux due to a diagnosed hiatus hernia (for which he took medication), and was very worried about recent <strong>high blood glucose and cholesterol readings, and associated risks of diabetes and cardio-vascular disease.
The word <em>holistic </em>is one that is widely used amongst many forms of therapy and is frequently misused, as well as misunderstood. All too often, when we use this word as osteopaths, we come across a sceptical look from patients as they conjure images of some type of faith healer, chanting prayers whilst surrounded by clouds of incense! This isn’t quite what we are referring to.
The need for regular exercise is well publicised, government recommendations set weekly requirements at a minimum of three, thirty minute sessions. These guidelines are designed to maintain a basic level of health, but not to improve your level of fitness.</p>
<p>What are some key goals for exercise?
As many of our patients prepare to fly off on holiday for a well-earned rest, the time seems right to publish a few handy tips to stay in good shape in spite of those flights. Our observation is that even those frequent air travellers amongst our patients seldom apply them.
Several of our patients are being treated for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI for short) – most frequently tennis elbow and achilles tendonitis - and other patients often ask us about what lies behind RSI. Today’s post aims to provide some basic answers to these queries.
Over the first few months of practice in Uxbridge, we have treated quite a number of patients training for marathon events. Some visit because they have sustained an injury in the course of training, others because they are seeking supportive physical treatment and general advice in the context of their preparation and recovery.