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 →

NASA technology to protect its ballerinas from injury

The Royal Ballet is adapting NASA technology to protect its ballerinas from injury, with overworked dancers now able to soothe their tired limbs by wearing bandages developed using space suit technology. The leg wraps, made by the sports equipment company Game Ready, deliver tissue repairing therapy with cold compressions and are part of the company’s.. read more →

It’s time to take the UK’s musculoskeletal health seriously

A recent supplement in the Daily Telegraph began with the eye catching headline “It’s time to take the UK’s musculoskeletal health seriously.” Full page articles about osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, the effects of depression that may present with a diagnosis of arthritis, dealt with the real issues that patients with these conditions face. At.. read more →

Robotic knee replacement lecture

Alan nevies and associates of northlondonosteopaths went to a lecture on robotic knee replacement . This very interesting lecture described the benefits of robot-assisted surgery. For those of our patients who need a more invasive solution to their knee problems a successful robotic knee replacement surgery might create a more “normal” feeling knee and result.. read more →

Useless jabs?

Following on from the last post, Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths have observed that the debate about the best treatment for back pain continues. This time “useless jabs”, probably referring to epidural spinal injections, have been the object of scrutiny. There are occasions when Alan Nevies and his colleagues might recommend such a.. read more →

Not in a million years!

An article in the Daily Telegraph (22/3/18) came up with an astonishing statistic. “Back pain costs Britain a million years in lost productivity annually, with GPs signing patient off work too easily”. This was based on a series of reports in the Lancet which rounded on doctors for prescribing painkillers and sometimes surgery, neither of.. read more →

A pressing matter for your health

At northlondonosteopaths Alan Nevies and his associates are always interested in the latest advice for improved general and specific bone and muscle health. A scientific study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed that doing the correct but quite simple exercises at home on a regular basis delivered significant health benefits, on par.. read more →


For those who are keen to welcome the pending spring as days start to grow longer and brighter, the Daily Telegraph (9/1/18) sounds a cautionary note. “Don’t put your back into it” warns the headline, and the article quotes the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). A recent study has found that if digging is done in.. read more →