Postural advice and exercises for those working from home

With many of us now having to work from home, I have already been asked to help many people suffering from neck, shoulder, mid-back and low back pain brought on by poor posture and lack of exercise. Here I hope to offer you some advice on what you can do to help prevent these types … Read more

Correct Position of Car Seat Head Rest

We spend a lot of time in cars.  But do you know how to correctly set the position of your headrest to minimise the chance of whiplash should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident?  To find out more, Read on … The job of your car seat and headrest is to … Read more

An easy way to relax your shoulders (and the rest of you)…

Do you want to learn very quick, simple and effective way to relax your shoulders (and in doing so relax the rest of your body)? This simple technique works best when you are standing or sitting as we need gravity to be pulling down on your shoulders.  You can do it when lying down, but … Read more

How much sugar?

There is, quite rightly I believe, more and more talk about the amount of sugar in our diets.  Over the coming weeks I am going to use examples of food or beverage items you may or may not come across to highlight just how much sugar there is in some items. Current World Health Organisation … Read more

Be careful of this………

It is something we’ve all seen done, or done ourselves, and it seems innocent and safe enough.  The kids think it is great fun but is swinging children by their hands OK to do? As a Registered Osteopath  the issues I see are that in children their joints aren’t fully developed, and within the bones … Read more

Flat Head Syndrome

Flat Head Syndrome in babies is also know (by the medics) as either Posterior plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic occipital plagiocephaly, Posterior positional plagiocephaly or Positional skull flattening..  That’s a lot of words, and a right  mouthfull.  So, what does it all mean? Philip Waldman D.O. FSCCO, Registered Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health has spent … Read more

The origins of the universal comforting “Shussh” sound

Have you ever wondered why we instinctively use the “Shussh” (?sp) sound to comfort people, especially babies?  It’s use is universal, across all languages and all races. Do we use it because we’ve heard other people use it, or is there another explanation? Well, how about this?  The “Shussh” sounds mimics the sound babies hear when in … Read more

The 20:20:20:20 rule

For Health’s sake! another top tip from Philip Waldman D.O. Registered Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health.   Here’s a simple rule for you all to follow for the sake of your health, especially your backs and your eyes. Every 20 minutes, look at something at least 20 meters away for at least 20 seconds.  Also, … Read more

The Perils of toilet bleaching blocks..

by Philip Waldman D.O. FSCCO ,Registered Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health, Fulham Rd, SW10 I apologise in advance for the subject matter of this next series of posts, but I hope you find what I have to say useful and informative…  So onward we go into the depths of the lavatory bowl. My first musings are on … Read more