Our North Finchley based osteopath Ashley was featured on the Shredded Brainiac podcast and discusses injuries, the current state of our healthcare system as well as giving advice for anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness.
A while back a patient of mine stopped me as I was walking through the gym to ask me about his foot.
“Ash, I’ve hurt my foot”
“Ok, what have you done?” I replied.
“I twisted it stepping off an escalator… but then I went skiing and it seems to have gotten worse!”
So I asked to take a look, then and there on the gym floor, and so he took his shoe and sock off and showed me. [Read more…] about Osteopath Case Study: Metatarsal Foot Fracture
Health is one of those things that we often take for granted until it is no longer there.
The word health is a bit of an umbrella term and there is no specific way of obtaining it or maintaining it, mainly because it is as unique to us as our own fingerprints.
The classical definition of our optimal health according to the World Health Organisation is
“A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
I would suggest that health is not an all or nothing state where we either are or we aren’t healthy, but instead I would suggest health is something we are constantly trying to achieve and improve upon. [Read more…] about What Is Health and How Can You Be Healthy?
The other week a guy came in to see me about his foot pain.
He limped in, barely able to walk, all the way to the treatment room.
The pain had been going on for around 10 days.
He’d been to see his GP, who told him it was fine and gave the usual advice;
“Go home, rest it, ice it, and take some anti-inflammatories”.
So when the pain wasn’t getting any better he came to see me.
He sat down he took his shoe and sock off to expose his foot.
Normally people come in who are in pain, with nothing to “see”, apart from maybe some swelling or redness.
On this occasion however something nearly resembling a foot was staring back at me! [Read more…] about Should You Always Trust Your Doctor?
There’s a film out at the moment called The Martian.
It’s an absolutely brilliant film, filled with humour, suspense and a lot of Matt Damon.
If you haven’t seen it yet you should, and beware, this email may contain some spoilers.
It’s about an astronaut who gets caught in a storm on Mars while with his crew
They presume him to be dead and evacuate Mars in a hurry before it’s too late.
But the thing is he’s not dead and is stuck on Mars [Read more…] about Important Lessons From “The Martian”
It’s getting to that depressing time of the year when the weather is turning a bit nasty and my motivation to train and eat well is starting to drift out of the window
I don’t know about you but I start turning to sweet and warming food and drink as an emotional pick-me-up from the cold and wet weather.
Around this time of the year my training starts to slack off and I start to become a weaker, chubbier version of myself.
In the past this has then led to the onset of a recurring lower back issue which has caused me a lot of pain, discomfort and time off from work.
But I’m not the only one… [Read more…] about Are You Injured Because You’re Weak? Or Weak Because You’re Injured?