Thawing shoulders

As spring thaws its way through the cold and clouds anyone with a frozen shoulder dreams of the thawing of that very important joint in the body. One patient reported a novel method on December 31st when she was persuaded to join in Auld Lang Syne and a kilted Scotsman seized her by the hand.. read more →

Headaches Helped by Osteopathy

Many people think that osteopathy is focused on the treatment of back aches. Whilst perhaps most of the patients seen at do in fact suffer from back related problems, we explain that any problem arising from an imbalance in the musculoskeletal system may potentially be helped by osteopathic treatment.  Included in the list would.. read more →

Patient Participation

Chances are when you come to your osteopath you expect to be told what your problem is and what may be causing it and how osteopathic treatment will help you get better. At Alan Nevies and colleagues take the time to communicate clearly and professionally with patients so that they understand what is going.. read more →

Stop colds starting

A recent advertisement in an osteopathic magazine on behalf of NHS England promoted simple protection measures to help people keep healthy over the winter. These included seeking immediate advice from a pharmacist at the first sign of a cough or cold, asking for the best OTC medicines to have in the stock cupboard, asking for.. read more →

Great Performances

Behind every great performer there is an even greater audience, and very often a great osteopath as well. At Alan Nevies and his colleagues have experience with dancers and musicians who have injured themselves while performing or simply suffered aches and sprains from the physical demands of their profession. When Alan Nevies was training.. read more →

To stand or not to stand, that is the question

What is the osteopathic take on the relatively new advice to stand whilst working in the office? Recent research suggests that prolonged sitting, the default position for most of the office workforce, takes years off your life and adds pound to your posterior. So has the time come for a radical rethink and redesign of.. read more →

Holiday Homework

Holiday homework from Just when you thought school is out, or has been for decades and homework is a forbidden word until September at the very least, Alan Nevies has some suggestions for you to do every day during the “silly season” (aka august). Below there is a list of 5 simple foot exercises.. read more →

Mixed up messages

At northlondonosteopaths Alan Nevies and his colleagues update their information and keep abreast of new and relevant developments in medical journals and the daily press. Recently, Alan Nevies noticed a double page spread, front and back pages no less, for an anti inflammatory gel, entitled “Don’t let pain slow you down” with two people looking.. read more →

Best Foot Forward at

At North London Osteopaths, Alan Nevies and his colleagues are making this official policy. We believe that feet should not only be considered when a problem arises, or as the showcase for killer heels or other outrageous footwear. It is time that feet were recognized for the essential and hard work that they do, step.. read more →

Is back pain age related?

Muscular and joint aches and pains for no apparent reason used to be the preserve of the elderly. Unless injured, children would enjoy pain free days whilst they listened to their parents and grand parents groaning from one headache to the next, or moving gingerly whilst holding their lower backs in discomfort. It seems that.. read more →