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 →

Pain relief – a novel approach that’s as old as the Bible

At northlondonosteopaths Alan Nevies and his colleagues spend much of their time trying to alleviate various aches and pains. So it was very interesting to read an article in the Times UK recently that said doctors are to start suggesting that people in pain should do acts of kindness to help them feel better. Although.. read more →

Sitting ducks and sciatica

Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths have blogged about this before, but now we look at the problem from a new angle. The increase in numbers of the work force absent from work because of back pain can be explained by the deskbound day of a large number of people. Additionally, the lower back.. read more →

Keep the aces coming!

After 2 weeks of flushing meadows watching some line busting serves from the tennis glitterati, Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths were contemplating the miraculous perfection of the …..shoulder! That is one of the things that happen when osteopaths watch tennis. The shoulder has been described as “ …. a master piece of technical.. read more →

Start at the Bottom

In developing overall muscle strength and stability the importance of the core is constantly emphasized. However, recent reports have begun to shine a spotlight over another muscle group with a vital role to play in this area. The bottom, which comprises three muscles, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus work together to perform a.. read more →

A silver haired weight lifter?

It may have been a while since you saw one of those (if you ever did)! However, according to research carried out by scientists from University College Dublin if more elderly people did muscle strength training and increased their intake of protein they would be less frail, less likely to fall and suffer catastrophic injuries.. read more →

The best way to slow down the aging clock-advice from northlondonosteopaths

A recent study published in the European heart Journal has found that running and high intensity interval training, consisting of mixed sprinting and jogging, slowed and perhaps even reversed a critical element of the aging process. This result did not occur when the observed exercise was resistance training with weights. Alan Nevies and colleagues will.. read more →