August Blog-is lying on the sofa a sin?

One of the most frequent pieces of advice Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths will give you is to exercise appropriately and keep moving as much as possible. This will usually be qualified and tailored to the patient’s specific needs and circumstances. It was most welcome to get the thumbs up for this advice.. read more →

The Funny Side of Osteopathy

Alan Nevies and his colleagues at northlondonosteopaths have their share of funny stories (always respecting patient’s confidentiality). However it is not often that an osteopath provides the source material for a famous comedian. The exception to the rule occurred recently when Michael McIntyre crafted a sketch about his osteopath who happens to be Alan Nevies… read more →

Packing list for golfers

Jokes aside, those lucky enough to be able to play golf might pack our osteopath before they pack their toothpaste. The list of unfortunate back related complaints suffered by great golfers is long and gruelling. Tiger Woods needed back surgery for a pinched nerve in 2014 and again in September 2015. Fred Couples was forced.. read more →

Osteopaths and Osteoporosis

Since May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month, the subject of this month’s blog should be exactly that. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose their strength and are more likely to break, usually following a minor bump or fall. This condition generally affects people over 50 who have low bone strength. The most commonly.. read more →

Who wants to walk the plank?

A recent newspaper article has questioned the benefit of an exercise currently enjoying Peter Pan like popularity! The “plank” involves propping yourself up on your forearms and balls of your feet, then holding the position for as long as possible. Keeping the body like this requires strong core and abdomen muscles. It also works the “six pack”-.. read more →

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 →