60 years since the first hip replacement operation by Sir John Charnley

At northlondonosteopaths Alan Nevies and his colleagues treat many hip related issues. These may arise from muscle or ligament strain in the area surrounding the hip, or certain injuries. Hip pain may also be caused by bursitis. A bursa is like a shock absorber that reduces the impact on the hip joint. Sometimes this gets.. read more →

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

At northlondonosteopaths, Alan Nevies and his colleagues are always keen to keep abreast of new developments and use the best tools and treatments for their patients. This week’s obituary (Daily Telegraph 5/3/21) featured Professor John Mallard, born January 14 1927 and died 25 February 2021. Professor Mallard led the scientific team at Aberdeen University that.. read more →

Coming out of lockdown

With restrictions easing we are finally able to leave our houses for reasons other than work and essential shopping. Gyms and other sporting facilities will be opening up again and it might be tempting to throw caution to the winds and be a bigger version of a kid in a sweet shop . However, STOP.. read more →

Lockdown Lightbulbs week 1

As we commence the first week of the second lockdown Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths would like to suggest, on a weekly basis, some good habits to develop and maintain during this period. There may be specific problems that arise from being indoors (often more sedentary) as we are encouraged to stay at.. read more →

Glutes and backs

Most commonly the butt of many jokes, more professionally labelled as gluteus maximus (glutes for short) this week’s blog from northlondonosteopaths is telling us how to protect our backs via our backside! Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths want to focus firstly on the need for strong glutes, which are often overlooked completely while.. read more →

A balanced approach at northlondonosteopaths

Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths want to focus on balance in this blog. From our first tentative steps as babies we adjust to walking on two legs which is quite a miracle when we consider that many animals opt for the intrinsically more stable version of 4 limbs on the ground! Good balance.. read more →

Best foot forward

At northlondonosteopaths Alan Nevies and his colleagues may deal with problems arising from the malfunction of all areas of the musculo-skeletal system. Of all the miraculous parts of the human body, today’s spotlight is on the fabulous foot! It has been described as a biomechanical marvel. A distinctive feature of the foot is the arch.. read more →

Does working from home turn out to be a pain in the neck?

According to the Sunday Telegraph10/5/20 “working from home turns out to be a pain in the neck”. According to Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths it does not have to be. Some practitioners are reporting a rise in patients needing treatment for back and neck pains. They attribute this to the home environment not.. read more →

Osteopathic advice for people confined to home

At northlondonosteopaths Alan Nevies and his colleagues have been asked for general advice on how to stay osteopathically safe during lockdown. The following general principles and specific actions are recommended to help towards a healthy pain free lockdown. Get up and move. Do not hold any one position for an extended period. Too much of.. read more →

Business (not) as usual

As we enter the second week of the more intense lock down measures, Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths have not been working in the practice treating patients as usual. As a rule the conditions we treat are not those that put patients’ lives in danger and require immediate treatment. They may cause pain.. read more →