Author Archives: Austin Plunkett

Massage therapist and podiatrist wanted from April

Exciting news, we may have an opportunity for a massage therapist and a podiatrist to work with us from April! We’re hoping to move our clinic to new premises near Warwick Avenue, and would love to start working with some new therapists. If you’re a massage therapist, it doesn’t matter what you specialise in. We […]

Have I got a chimpanzee spine?

According to popular news reports, some people have spines that are similar in shape to a chimpanzee’s, and this puts them at risk of developing back pain. The similarity in spinal shapes is thought to illustrate the evolutionary process, whereby the common ancestor of chimps and humans started to walk upright instead of on all […]

We now accept payments made using Barclay’s Pingit

Anyone with a smartphone can now pay for osteopathy appointments at Body Foundation in Paddington by using the Barclay’s Pingit app. It’s a piece of cake. Simply use our mobile number 07732 006691 to send us payment for your treatment. You can even pay for your appointment in advance – just let us know beforehand. […]

Is there such a thing as incorrect movement?

There’s a recent blog post over at Better Movement that tackles a question osteopaths and their patients face every day: is there such a thing as incorrect movement? And of course we are often asked similar about posture. Can it be incorrect, and can it be changed? Patients often feel that pain must be a […]

Mediterranean diet prevents dementia

The so-called Mediterranean diet is crucial to fighting dementia, say a group of doctors on the first day of the G8 summit on dementia. Experts from the G8 countries are in London this week to plan fresh approaches to dementia. They have written a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for the government to […]

Chris Mount who ran from John O’Groats to Land’s End visits Body Foundation Osteopaths in Paddington

We first met Chris when he was working behind the bar in our local, and that’s when we heard about his plans to run from John O’Groats to Lands End. Astonishingly several weeks later, and with a painful blister now just a memory, he completed this mammoth task, raising thousands of pounds for charities. We […]

Fat but fit? Health not size predicts risk of serious illness

Can you be fat but fit? Apparently so, according to several recent pieces of intriguing research. And fitness is what keeps you healthier for longer, regardless of how lean you look… or not. So it really doesn’t matter how you are on the outside, it’s what’s going inside that matters. Remember, always consult a healthcare […]

Sugary drinks may alter brain chemistry for the worse

Sugar has yet again been getting a hard time in the scientific press. New Scientist magazine recently reported a small study suggesting that rats who were given sugar in their drinking water equivalent to the concentrations found in soft drinks developed brain changes similar to those associated with dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. Does this […]

Burden of the ageing population may have been overestimated

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh suggest that the increasingly ageing population won’t place as much strain on our health care resources as has been previously suspected. Apparently the number of older people who are dependent on taxpayer-funded health care has actually fallen over the past few decades. However, it does seem to depend on […]

Dyspraxia Awareness Week

The 24th-30th of September is Dyspraxia Awareness Week, so we thought it would be a good time to discuss this poorly-understood condition. Dyspraxia is the medical term used to describe problems with coordination. The condition is usually detected in childhood, although may go undiagnosed until adulthood if it is spotted at all. Sometimes it’s referred […]