Good Posture

  Hello everyone, I hope you are all well! This month I would like to discuss with you, “good posture”.  You are probably reading this article, hunched in front of a computer or slumped on a sofa! How do you fix your posture? I know you are tired, and it is okay to relax, (sometimes) … Read more Good Posture

Alcohol, is it worth the risk?

      A new scientific study has shown that alcohol is the leading cause of 7 different types of cancer’s! Is it worth the risk? Read on… Did you know that alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer and even low to moderate consumption is a risk? Evidence accumulated over recent … Read more Alcohol, is it worth the risk?

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 Correct Position of Car Seat Head Rest

DO YOU HAVE HEEL PAIN? YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM PLANTAR FASCIITIS!!

Heel pain occurs when the plantar fascia/ligament beneath the foot is constantly pulled and strained due to the foot collapsing into pronation or supination. This causes a condition called plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. There can be many different foot types that can be affected by this condition and it can aggravate all the areas … Read more DO YOU HAVE HEEL PAIN? YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM PLANTAR FASCIITIS!!

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

Shoulder Pain – Trapezius Myalgia?

Trapezius Myalgia is simply chronic muscular pain of the trapezius muscle. There are three divisions of the trapezius, (upper, middle and lower). The muscle starts off from the back of the head, (occiput) and runs down the spine, (C1-T12) and across to the shoulder region, (clavicle, acromion and scapula). The trapezius is supplied by the … Read more Shoulder Pain – Trapezius Myalgia?

What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

  Iliotibial band syndrome, (ITBS) is an overuse or compensative injury of the connective tissues on the outer part of the thigh and knee. Iliotibial band syndrome is the most common cause of lateral, (outer) knee pain in runners and cyclists. The iliotibial band, (ITB) is a thick band of tissue that begins at the hip and … Read more What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

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 origins of the universal comforting “Shussh” sound

Mother’s Shoulder

by Philip Waldman, D.O, FSCCO Registered Osteopath, Cranial Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health, Fulham Rd, London, SW10 I have a special interest in antenatal and post natal osteopathic care and have been working in this field for 25 years. During that time I have been a lot of new mothers and more often than not, … Read more Mother’s Shoulder

Postnatal care

at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, Fulham Road, SW10 After providing antenatal care the team at Chelsea Natural Health strive to continue to provide help and support to postnatal mothers, their babies and the rest of the family. For instance, Cranial Osteopathy with Philip Waldman can be very helpful in helping both mother and baby overcome … Read more Postnatal care