Author: Laurene O'Connor

Can Osteopathy help computer strain?

Can Osteopathy help with aches and pains from being on the computer too much? A feasibility RCT ( random controlled trial ) on the use of osteopathic treatment for neck-shoulder pain.Computer use and computer-based tasks are commonplace worldwide for social, recreational, and work-related activities. It is also a common source of pain, more often from poor posture during use. A study in the journal of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice has outlined...

Tips to prevent and recover from coughs and colds.

COUGHS AND HEAD COLDS.WHAT REALLY HELPS PREVENT AND RECOVER? Having recently had covid myself and not feeling quite recovered (and worried about picking up some other lurgey on top of this) I wanted to explore evidence as to what could help recovery and prevention of these annoying  and  very common viruses . Obviously not specifically qualified in this field , neither being an immunologist or naturopath say , please be aware this is an interested ,...

Pacing

 Osteopaths often advice patients to "pace themselves". What does it really mean?Activity pacing is ‘the regulation of activity level and/or rate in the service of an adaptive goal or goals’The main purpose of activity pacing is to get less pain flare ups whilst  slowly increasing your activities.Activity pacing has 2 parts to it:conserving energy for activities you value (for example, playing with your kids; undertaking a pleasurable recreational activity)setting graduated activity quotas to...