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 →

How Hangovers can help humanity!

Who would have thought this would be the title for an osteopathic blog. The obituary of Stewart Adams, who has died aged 95, (Daily Telegraph 4/2/19) shone a light on a long and productive life. The title “Self-effacing pharmacist who developed the painkiller ibuprofen and tested it on his own hangover” painted a picture of.. read more →

Best treatment for chronic headaches

At northlondonosteopaths, Alan Nevies and his colleagues see many patients suffering from different types of headaches. Those prone to frequent headaches apparently try alternative remedies more than any other group. There may be many types of such headaches, including migraine, tension, chronic, cluster and many avenues to walk down in search of temporary or permanent.. read more →

Bend your knees and bend the rules

At northlondonosteopaths Alan Nevies and his colleagues know there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to advising clients. A bespoke service of ensuring that the advice is tailor made to suit each case is the standard that northlondonosteopaths sets itself. This approach was confirmed in the Daily Telegraph, 17/11/18, where a study.. read more →