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A Reflection Of Our Times – A Typical Case History

“Mr Roo referred me to you, said you are the clinic of last resort, as you fix problems others don’t or can’t, and he knows you will listen to me. “I love my grandkids. I love my garden, I love to feed to birds, the hedgehogs, it’s my world, my life.  Right now, I can’t…

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Our Loyalty Scheme Has Been Updated!

Our loyalty scheme has been a tremendous success and much loved since it was launched many years ago. Those of you who are familiar with this scheme will remember that we issued cards at reception which allowed you to record up to 10 loyalty stamps, one stamp for each appointment. COVID then came along and…

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An Appointment With Death

Before I tell this story, I need to explain a bit about my background. I grew up in a scientific family, with a father and two brothers very much on the science rather than arts side of the seesaw. At school I was guided into science from the age of 13 and ended up studying…

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Case study: Clinical Professor with elbow and ankle pain

One autumn morning last year, a quiet, middle-aged clinical professor came to see me because he found his gym workout was badly irritating his elbow and ankle. I went over my 4 Keys (see my book) healthy living questions, to which he scored green in food/ water/ supplements and fitness. He scored amber in lifestyle…

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Your personal drought risk

Great news. The sun is shining, and it’s holiday time! Hydration Questionnaire: Do you rarely have thirst / dry mouth? Do you rarely get headaches? Is your urine a mild (not dark) yellow colour? Are your skin and lips moist, not dry? Do you have regular bowel movements most days? Do you have less than…

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Pain Relief – Your Escape Plan

In the first three parts of this pain relief series Your Pain Relief Plan Introduction Your Pain Relief Plan Part 2 Your Pain Relief Plan Part 3 Your Pain Relief Plan Part 4   I have discussed what pain is and how your brain can choose the level of pain felt, depending on range of…

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Your Pain Relief Plan Part 4

In the first three parts of this pain relief series Your Pain Relief Plan Introduction Your Pain Relief Plan Part 2 Your Pain Relief Plan Part 3 I discussed why we feel pain and how the degree of pain felt due to lifestyle factors could vary widely from one individual to the next. Also, when…

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Your Pain Relief Plan Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 of this pain relief series: Your Pain Relief Plan Introduction Your Pain Relief Plan Part 2   I discussed why we feel pain and how the degree of pain felt due to lifestyle factors could vary widely from one individual to the next. Also, when long term, typically over 3…

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Your Pain Relief Plan Part 2

In part 1 of this series, Your Pain Relief Plan Introduction I discussed why we feel pain and introduced the concept that the degree of pain felt could vary widely from one individual to the next due to lifestyle factors and that when long term, typically over 3 months, the brain would lock the pain…

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Injury Prevention in Tennis

How to avoid Tennis injuries: Make sure you play on a non-slip court, not too cold, with good footwear and tennis clothes and a quality racket and balls. Having well-made clothes and equipment will all reduce the chance of injury. Reduce the total amount of weight-bearing exercises you do. Do some cross-training to reduce impact loading while still…