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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 18:38

We have a new Speech Therapist  !

 

Susannah Thomson is a fully qualified Speech and Language Therapist.

 

She graduated from Reading University in 1999 with a degree in Linguistics and Language Pathology (Speech and Language Therapy)

She works with both adults and children.

Her adult focus is on voice therapy for hoarse voices and voice feminisation therapy for transgender people.

Her focus with children for the last few years has been with children under 5 years, though she also has plenty of experience working with school age children, particularly those with uncleaspeech.

She is also able to do reflux management support for people struggling with reflux.

To book an appointment please book with the clinic and call her on 0117 230 6678 to discuss your needs. She will ask you to download, complete, sign and return to her a consent and agreement form.

Please see her website for more information:  

 

 
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 19:31

Are your painkillers making your Headaches worse??

It has been revealed that more than one million people in Britain may be suffering from constant, crippling headaches because they are taking too many painkillers, experts say. The pills people take to relieve headaches and migraines may be making things much worse, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) in guidance to the health service for England and Wales.

As many as one in 50 people suffer continual headaches because of "medication overuse", Nice reports. The problem begins with taking the odd painkiller for tension headaches or migraines, which usually works. But some people take the pills more and more often, until they are on tablets for more than half the days in a month. Nice says that if this goes on for more than three months the medication ends up causing the problem it is intended to cure.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 19:24

The worlds highest Osteopathic Treatment ?

Ama Dablam is a stunning 7000 metre-high mountain situated in the Everest region of Nepal.( 2 kilometres higher than Mont Blanc) Also known as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas”, this pointed mountain is technically demanding and requires 2 weeks of acclimatisation before a bid for the summit attempted.

Even before we had left the Nepalese capital Kathmandu our osteopathic skills were put into use treating members of the expedition team for plantar fasciitis and a torn calf muscle – all from over-training in preparation for the climb back in the UK!

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 19:19

What actually is a 'slipped Disc' ?

Many of us have heard the term ' slipped Disc' or 'sciatica' but what do they actually mean and how can Osteopathic treatment help.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 19:16

Nutrition NEWS

Take zinc to fight a cold, say scientists. The best way to shake off a cold is to take supplements of the trace metal zinc, scientists say today.
 
While zinc is perhaps best known for protecting cars against rust, in minute quantities it has a host of important physiological functions.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 19:11

Common Running Injuries

Whether you've been clocking up the miles in preparation for the Bristol half marathon ( well done if you have ever completed the distance ) or simply pounding the pathways of Durdham Downs for the sheer fun of it, your weekly mileage may be beginning to take its toll on the body.

Aches and pains caused by a heavy running schedule are extremely common and at Queen Charlotte Street Osteopaths we work with amateur and professional athletes of all ages and abilities to help them overcome injury and to keep them doing the sports they love.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 19:06

Does your back hurt at work?

If YES, it could be the way you sit at your desk and the way your work station are set up.

With the majority of people sitting down in an office for a living it is essential to minimize the stress on the body. The human spine is not designed to sit for long period so........................

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:22

What is Glucosamine Sulphate?

Many people have heard of the supplement Glucosamine sulphate in helping ‘wear and tear’ arthritis but what is it and how does it work?

Glucosamine sulphate is a naturally occurring substance found in joint cartilage. Supplements of glucosamine sulphate are obtained from the exoskeletons of marine animals. Glucosamine sulphate can help to maintain and rebuild cartilage.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:19

Due to new government guidelines patients could be getting osteopathy on the NHS.

NICE (National Institute for Clinical evidence) has recommended that osteopathy in combination with acupuncture and exercise is the best way to tackle low back pain.

After a long wait, this is the first time an alternative therapy has been recommended over main stream medical treatments to tackle this epidemic problem.

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Saturday, 12 January 2013 00:59

Are you going skiing this winter?

Tim chapman, Osteopath gives is top tips on how to get the most out of your ski holiday with good preparation and how to avoid the injuries

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