WHAT ARE SAFETY BEHAVIOURS & HOW CAN THEY FUEL OUR ANXIETY?

What Are Safety Behaviours and How Can They Fuel Our Anxiety ? One of my favourite quotes is: “A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.” John A. Shedd Confidence is a funny old thing it actually comes when we do the thing that we fear.  It’s so easy to think that everybody else is born with a load of confidence and somehow, it’s missed us out. Some people seem to have oodles of it,…

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CLAIRE CASON SUPPORTING THE SENIOR GB ACROBATIC TEAM

Our physiotherapist, Claire Cason, supporting the senior GB acrobatic team Claire Cason, physiotherapist at the Putney Clinic, has been in Lilleshall this past weekend for the senior GB acrobatic training camp in which participants are in preparation for the European Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Israel, October 2019.             Claire will be travelling with the team. She’ll be supporting them throughout, treating any injuries and helping the team remain fit for the championships. We’ll be…

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PILATES FOR LOWER BACK PAIN

Pilates for lower back pain Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide with up to 80% of adult’s experiencing low back pain during their lifetime. Most cases of low back pain are due to a multi-dimensional factors and very small percentage (1%) of patients will have serious pathology. While there is limited evidence to support individual risk factors as strong predictors of low back pain there is however evidence for the presence of muscle weakness and general…

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ARE YOUR PROBLEMS CONNECTED?

ARE YOUR PROBLEMS CONNECTED? It is not uncommon to have more than one problem in the body simultaneously. This surprises many people but as osteopaths, this is actually something we see very often. This is good news for patients, who may find resolution to several persistent problems. However, the key is finding the primary problem. PRIMARY PROBLEMS AND SECONDARY EFFECTS Achilles tendon injuries can take months to recover, during which time a slight limp can develop and put strain on…

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LOOKING TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS?

CHECK OUT THIS FRIENDLY FEBRUARY CALENDAR  Lots of simple ideas to improve relationships with others.   Fiona Worthington offers a number of psychological services at the Putney Clinic. If you are interested in finding out more, please check out her website  www.fionaworthington.uk.com The following links also provide more detail on two of her specific treatments Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching at the Putney Clinic.

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BACK PAIN: 15 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Back Pain: Myths Versus Facts This is an interesting article on back pain that was originally featured in the Irish Independent. Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined. However, there are many myths circulating about the condition. We asked some of Ireland’s leading experts to shed some light on the common ailment Managing back pain costs the State more than cancer and diabetes combined. Most of these costs are related to…

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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

  Fiona Worthington Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach at the Putney Clinic provides a simple overview of the term “mindfulness” and explains what it means to her.  Mindfulness is described by founding godfather Jon Kabat Zinn “paying attention, on purpose, from moment to moment, with non-judging awareness” I find that this can be a bit of a mouthful as a first introduction to the subject. No disrespect to JKZ. (I am a huge fan) but I think it’s a…

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EXERCISING DURING PREGNANCY

If you regularly exercised prior to becoming pregnant, it is beneficial for you and your baby to continue exercising at a safe level until birth. With this is mind, here are 10 tips for exercising during pregnancy from Chartered Physiotherapist Claire Cason. 10 TIPS FOR EXERCISING DURING PREGNANCY Discuss with a member of your obstetric team before continuing with an existing exercise regime. Women who exercised prior to pregnancy should be able to engage in high intensity exercise with caution and…

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PAINKILLERS AND NSAIDS VERSUS OSTEOPATHY

Painkillers and NSAIDs versus Osteopathy? This is an area of great debate. Painkillers (such as paracetamol) and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such ibuprofen) are two of the most common pharmaceutical drugs used to treat musculoskeletal (mechanical) pain. However, recent evidence has shown that these types of drugs are very often ineffective, if not inappropriate, in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Here Osteopath Tim Goullet sheds some light as to why traditional forms of physical therapy such as Osteopathy are more…

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FEELING JANUARY BLUES

Fiona Worthington Clinical Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Coach at the Putney Clinic takes a look at what’s behind the January Blues and what we can do about it, if we are starting to feel down at this time of year. In 2005 an article appeared claiming it’s possible to calculate the saddest day of the year. See above. Since then lots of very clever people have debated this and shown that there is absolutely no scientific evidence that this formula…

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