Author Archives: Sam Wisbey

Sports Injuries and How to Help Prevent Them

The Olympics has finished, and what a thrilling two weeks it has been! So what better time to talk about sports injuries? One of the first things any sportsperson must do it learn about injury prevention, especially if they plan on taking their sport to the higher levels of competition available. Without having basic knowledge […]

Are You Drinking Enough Water? The Benefits You Might Be Missing Out On…

There is a lot of conflicting evidence about how much water you should be drinking each day and how much is too much. According to the NHS website women should be drinking 1.6 litres and men should be drinking 2.0 litres every day. Of course this is dependent on your size and level of activity. […]

How Supportive Is Your Footwear?

As a sportswoman (and someone who has suffered with foot and ankle problems in the past) I am well aware of which shoes I should be wearing during the day while I’m working and commuting through Central London and which shoes I should avoid wearing for 8 hours straight! However an alarming number of people […]

Warm Weather? Grab the Sunscreen!

If, like us, you live in the UK, then you’re no stranger to a bit of rain, which means once the sun starts to reveal itself during the summer months we’re going for that sun-kissed tan! Over the coming months it’s important to reach for that sunscreen and apply it (repeatedly if you plan on being […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Top Tips

When we think about ‘Mental Health’ our minds may wander to old mental hospitals and sad teenagers but mental health isn’t just depression, anxiety and schizophrenia! It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May) and now is the time to consider our own mental health and wellbeing. It’s not just about making sure we are happy […]

Is Lack of Sleep Affecting YOUR Health?

Sleep is one of the most important parts of your daily routine, and yet a large percentage of us are missing out on an average of 2 hours worth of much needed shut eye. Everyone is different, so although the recommended number is 8 hours, some people need a little more, others need a little […]

It’s Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2nd is National Autism Awareness Day! But how much do you know about this condition? Autism is known as a spectrum condition. This means that while all people with autism share certain difficulties, the condition affects each person differently. Autism affects the way a person communicates with and relates to other people. It also […]

Let’s Talk About Family History

No, we don’t mean bring up that story about Grandma falling off her chair when you were camping back in the 90’s, we mean your medical family history. When was the last time you asked your parents about their health and their parents health? Have you ever sat down and talked about possible illness within […]

Do You Know How to Manage Your Headache?

We all suffer from headaches from time to time. Sometimes we’ve had a little too much caffeine, or haven’t had enough sleep, or maybe we’ve had to do a 10 hour shift at the office looking at a computer screen. At other times you may experience headaches persistently for no obvious reason. With a headache, […]

Grow Your Own Happiness: Can Meditation Physically Change the Brain?

As Osteopaths, it’s not uncommon for us to see patients living with chronic pain. Studies have been done that show meditation, or mindfulness, can be used as an effective management strategy and now there is research that shows meditation may also be able to increase your levels of happiness. The article claims it can be done […]