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 →

The case for sensible packing

Approaching the Easter break at North London Osteopaths we aim to supply you with some sensible advice to help towards your happy, restful and pain free holiday. Especially if you are travelling, try to ensure that each bag you pack does not weigh more than 20 kilos, rather taking two lighter bags if the total.. read more →

Michelangelo and musculature

At Northlondonosteopaths we find osteopathic inspiration from the most unlikely sources. You do not have to be a great artist to appreciate the art of anatomy. Looking at pictures of two bronze sculptures which may have been identified as original Michelangelos the beauty of the human musculature is striking. However the muscles so exquisitely chiselled.. read more →

Sports-good for you and good for us!

At North London Osteopaths we get sheepish phone calls on most Monday mornings. Our patients have been exercising and enjoying themselves playing sport over the weekend and somehow there is a collection of injuries that have to be dealt with. Some are so severe that they require a visit to A&E. Others may be extremely.. read more →

Prevention is better than cure-Spotlight on ankle injuries

Alan Nevies and colleagues at north often see patients who have injured themselves. In this blog we share some advice on how to prevent these injuries in the first place, hopefully saving you suffering, time and money. The focus in this blog is on ankles. The foot and ankle are major weight bearing structures.. read more →

Osteopathy Unlimited

Popular perception is that osteopathy is limited to helping people with bad backs. At North London Osteopaths Alan Nevies and his colleagues are very interested in keeping abreast of developments and research within the field. A recent lecture at the British School of Osteopathy was delivered by Raymond Perrin on the subject of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,.. read more →