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What i want to do here is to bring you updates on my practice, and the various things i am trying to do for you, as well as useful information, and articles, and my newsletter.

PILATES

OsteopathyPosted by Glenn Wed, September 04, 2013 10:52:11

Pilates is an exercise routine that may help build flexibility, strength, and endurance. It emphasises spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, by improving coordination and balance. In Pilates exercises to be modified to create a range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.


Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature and assists in maintaining correct posture. There is an increasing number of studies which are showing the benefits of Pilates in injury recovery.

Our Osteopath Sylvie Hamilton can now provide 1-to-1 Pilates sessions to assist people to rehabilitate their injuries improve their posture and pain.

Call us if you think this may help you!

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New Teaching

AcupuncturePosted by Glenn Wed, December 07, 2011 15:45:17
Over the last 2 years i have studied a more systematic approach to acupuncture with Dr. Tan from America. This has been greatly rewarding and has proven to be a marvellous educational process for me. i was somewhat disillusioned with Acupuncture following graduation, and took a step back from it. While my treatments were effective i felt a lack of understanding of the subject and grew frustrated. however, training under Dr. Tan clarified so many things for me about Acupuncture, and i have a much greater depth of understanding of the subject. Thia has led to much greater more profound and often quicker results. So i for one am loving it!!

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BOA

OsteopathyPosted by Glenn Fri, December 03, 2010 12:36:31
The British Osteopathic Association (BOA) is a professional body representing the interests of over 3000 osteopaths in the UK. It plays an important role in representing the views of the profession to external bodies. They help us to explore the potential role of the profession in improving patient outcomes and ensuring a healthy and productive workforce.

Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. This leads to a focus on the body's skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs. Osteopath's look at the whole person, a holistic approach, so they treat the cause of the pain and other conditions rather than just the symptoms. Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft tissue releasing techniques and some specific adjustments.

Osteopathy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including back pain, neck pain, whiplash, joint pain, arthritis, sports injuries, headache and migraine, asthma and chest complaints and stress.

Osteopaths are statutorily regulated health professionals who must undergo 4-5 years of training at degree level before practice.

According to Department of Work and Pensions figures from the Labour Force survey, a combination of stress and musculosketal disorders MSD's) make up approximately 75% of work related sickness absence. The "Working for a healthier tomorrow" report carried out in 2008 by Dame Carol Black reported that MSD's accounted for on average one in eight people issued with a sick note. On average they also two more weeks off than the average for all other conditions. Although the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for persistent low back pain (6 weeks to 1 year) are welcome in increasing the options for both patient and clinician choice, the need to address greater options for the stage prior to six weeks should be examined.

Osteopathy offers the potential to drastically reduce the total of sickness absence by treating patient injuries without the need for surgery or on going medication, both of which can be expensive and have a long term effect on an employee's work capacity and productivity.

NICE recognises osteopathy and in 2009, they stated that manual therapies should be considered for patients with low back pain.

The BOA estimates over 7 million osteopathic treatments are carried out by registered osteopaths in the UK each year with over 90% of new patients arriving via personal recommendations. Osteopathy is still almost entirely funded privately, an many people are denied such treatment by lack of awareness and of these services and their inability to pay.

One of the aims of the BOA is to widen access to osteopathy for effective therapy.

One way of doing this is to ask you GP, and their PCT to fund your treatment with us! we have a proven successful track record of working with Gp's to reduce patient distress, pain and absences from work, and improving patient satifaction in the outcome of their treatment.

if you havent been happy with the outcome of your treatment so far, ask your GP to refer you to us!

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Multi bed acupuncture clinics - more information

AcupuncturePosted by Glenn Thu, September 16, 2010 17:40:51

‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to break free’

A big ask for the Statue of Liberty, a great clarion call. Today I want to set up a similar call to you:

‘Send us your worst patients, your chronic pain, your huddled asthmatics yearning to breathe free.’ (And bronchitics)

In October a colleague and I are setting up Bedfordshire’s first multi bed acupuncture clinic. My colleague Mir, told me about an idea called by various names – community acupuncture, social or affordable acupuncture.

The aim is to make acupuncture affordable to everyone, by reducing the cost. We have nearly halved our normal prices to enable more people to access our services. The recession has hit many people, but we all need food and our health. So we got together and looked at how we could help our community and still provide our services to them, and this is what we decided on.


We will be running this service on Thursdays, starting in October, please call Annie for more details and to book an appointment.

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New offers!

OsteopathyPosted by Glenn Fri, September 10, 2010 10:48:48
We are going to be introducing community acupuncture and a multi bed clinic every Thursday! This fantastic opportunity is going to start happening in October and costs £20 per session.
Contact us for more information on (01582) 721 531 or at globo43787@aol.com

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WHY are we here?

OsteopathyPosted by Glenn Mon, May 31, 2010 08:16:11
I like to read. i am currently reading a lot of books on investing personal development. one book i am trying to finish is Automated wealth. one sentence that resonated with me, and i wanted to share here is this- "business should not be about sales. it should be about making the world you inhabit a little bit nicer than it was. "

my aim in coming to work to treat your pain, is to ultimately make your world and mine a nicer place.

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New Female Osteopath

OsteopathyPosted by Glenn Thu, September 24, 2009 15:37:59
Finally after lots of interviews and trials I have found "THE ONE". I have worked on my own for 4 years, because I haven’t found anyone that I think YOU would be happy with. I wanted to find someone who could do the things I
coudn’t as well as doing what I do.. No easy task!! I have now found a fantastic lady who I think fits in well with the services we offer here already.

Her name is Sylvie Hamilton, and she is a relatively recent graduate. She started working here on the 1st September. As well as being an Osteopath she is also qualified in bodywork, Japanese facial massage, hot stone therapy, Indian head massage, Aromatherapy, and Sports Massage! She is also doing Cranial Osteopathy, so if you are a little more sensitive, or have babies with colic, or who don’t sleep, who are restless or who don’t settle. Sylvie may be able to help. Cranial Osteopathy can also help with whiplash injuries, post operatively and post dental work. If you aren’t sure, call us FREE on 08009807151 so we can best help you manage your health.

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ON THE RADIO

AcupuncturePosted by Glenn Tue, February 03, 2009 17:50:50

Last Thursday i was invited to represent the British Acupuncture council on £ counties Radio.

the Council has been developing a strategy to raise awareness of traditional acupuncture in the UK. the purpose of this radio interview was to explain more about the diagnostic process involved.

i think for an element of drama, the idea was to use tongue diagnosis as the initial engagement, to then convey information about the whole, much bigger picture.

So, with some trepidation, i turned up at the radio station. i'd been there before to talk a little about osteopathy in October 2007 so was familiar with the process.

the interview went well, with the only problem being not finding anything exciting on the 2 presenters whose tongues i had to examine. Still i think i did quite well!! what they were looking for i think was something "meaty".. a real problem, but you arent going to find them in 2 young relatively fit people. The presenter was disappointed with the lack of death and illness.

i am however hoping that my radio / film career is just beginning!! lol

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