Rhythm and routine is something that I think is at the very core of health, but can be misunderstood and have bad connotations for some people. I am talking here about daily rhythms and routines like meal times and bed times, but also the inherent rhythm in the movement of walking, swimming or cycling, as … Continue reading Rhythm and Routine
Babies don't need pillows to sleep with. The only time it may be useful for a baby to sleep with a pillow is if they have a very flat/asymmetric back of the head. In that case a very small flat baby pillow can be helpful to soften the lie on the flat bit and minimize … Continue reading Should my baby/child be sleeping with a pillow?
Osteopathic treatment before and during Orthodontic treatment can be very helpful. Before the Orthodontic treatment begins Osteopaths look to get the face, head and body as a whole as free and mobile as possible to be able to respond to the demands the braces are going to create. During the period where you are actually … Continue reading Orthodontic braces and the Myobrace approach
Below is an article on vaccination and the immune system. It describes the effect vaccinations have on the two different aspects of the immune system; Humoral and Cell Mediated. I found it very well written and an interesting outlook on the vaccination debate. Understanding the Immune System and Vaccination I am personally not against vaccination, … Continue reading Vaccination
I recently went to a Pediatric Osteopathy Conference and one of the lecturers (Dr. Jayne Donegan) showed us this chart. It is the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) 'Traffic light system for identifying risk of serious illness'. I think this chart is brilliant, I wish I had it when my children were … Continue reading Traffic light system for identifying risk of serious illness