Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the body. Tenderness occurs in joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Whilst there is no cure for this painful syndrome, pain can be managed effectively with massage. For Fibromyalgia patients, understanding the obstacle is key.
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
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.
It has become more recognised and accepted that Pilates can pay an important part in a client's treatment plan when it comes to managing their ongoing condition. Working alongside other health professionals' benefits can have a hugely positive impact on their life.
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.
Successful change happens when you get out of your own way. For the psyche to shift from being the biggest obstacle to change, is, to decide. You first must want something different. You need to decide, ‘I’m going to change myself’. You need to change your mind.
Teresa O'Connor BSc (Hons) MBAcC Lic Ac Registered Acupuncturist
As part of Traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, with its holistic focus, can play an important role to achieving and maintaining good health. Teresa O’Connor, Acupuncturist at Bridge to Health talks us through the key benefits.