Cranial bones begin to grow in the uterus and continue for several years to accommodate the growing brain. They form and grow inside the elastic membranes by a process called ossification. 7 – 8 months: Sphenoid (red) is made up of 4 bones; 2 bones in the middle section (pre and post sphenoid) join together … Continue reading CRANIAL BONE DEVELOPMENT IN BABIES
Osteopathic treatment of older people aims to help maintain mobility, ease aches and pains as far as possible and promote well-being. The body can be likened to a car, needing regular service and maintenance, especially with age. M.O.T. Maintenance Osteopathic Treatment can help. Retirement can bring added time for leisure, travel and other interests … Continue reading OSTEOPATHY AS YOU GET OLDER
Pregnancy and particularly the birthing of a new person into being, is a life changing experience for both parents. Although it is a natural process and part of a normal life cycle, each pregnancy is a unique experience. The mother’s body experiences a myriad of physical, chemical, hormonal and emotional changes. The growing … Continue reading Osteopathy During Pregnancy
APPLIED KINESIOLOGY Many people think that Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a treatment, whereas it is actually a diagnostic tool that is used in combination with other standard methods of diagnosis to assess aspects of health. What is AK? AK is a non-invasive system of evaluating how a person’s body functions using manual muscle testing … Continue reading Applied Kinesiology
TRAPPED NERVES Trapped nerve describes back and other problems that occur when nerves get compressed, irritated or trapped often between bones in the spine or neck. This is also called a pinched nerve or compressed nerve. Anatomy: Nerves are the body's information highways that travel everywhere in the body, sending instructions to muscles from … Continue reading Trapped Nerve
There is a very good point to goal setting at any time of year, not just at New Year. When you set a goal for something you really want/desire to do and aim for it, you are more likely to reach it, especially eliciting help and support of someone who can guide you. Individual … Continue reading New Years Resolutions – Whats the point?!
Knee pain is very common, both from sport injuries and the wear and tear of day-to-day life. Knee joints serve a vital role in supporting your bodyweight and are put through added pressure when you walk, run or jump. Injuries include sprains, swollen or torn ligaments, damaged cartilage, and runner’s knee. Sports injuries tend to … Continue reading Knee pain