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Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Axial SpondyloarthritisGlynis talks in this blog about  a presentation she gave on osteopathic treatment of the inflammatory disease, Axial Spondyloarthrisis (Axial SpA). We thought that you might find it interesting to find out about what we do outside of the clinic. 


Continuous Professional DevelopmentI gave a presentation  to a mixed group of practitioners on the evening of 17th September. It was hosted by NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society) www.nass.co.uk  in the Freeman Hospital,Newcastle. It was part of an Axial SpA refresher for healthcare practitioners. This is part of the continuous professional development that practitioners do every year. Osteopaths complete 30 hours of CPD per year to ensure that their practice is up to date. You know Osteopaths treat back pain but did you know that they are also looking out for symptoms you may have which may not be caused by non mechanical causes? 
The TalkIt was a first for me speaking to a multi disciplinary group of practitio…

Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Axial Spondyloarthritis -NASS talkGlynis gave a presentation on osteopathic treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis (Axial SpA ,AxSpA) (including Ankylosing Spondylitis AS ) to a mixed group of practitioners on the evening of 17th September. It was hosted by The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) www.nass.co.uk  in the Freeman Hospital,Newcastle, as part of a refresher of Axial Spondyloarthritis Axial SpA. In this blog aimed at colleagues she describes how the evening event went. 

Why revise your skills in this area of diagnosis ?There is an 8 and a half year gap between onset of symptoms and diagnosis for people who have Axial SpA . We have the luxury of time and maybe able to use our clinical reasoning to reduce this delay.Interested ? The eveningThis was a first for me speaking to a multi disciplinary group of practitioners. I was very nervous as the time got nearer to the event. Jill from NASS kept smiling at me and even laughed when I made a joke about leaving with my Spe…

Sewing 5 ways to protect your back

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Sewing 5 ways to protect your backI love to sew and have at different times made clothes, toys, embroidery, tapestry and quilting. This last one I started to use up my dress making scraps but it developed into a completely separate way to add to my fabric collection.  Working with fabric has been a great way for me to relax I find it is easy to forget my worries when I am working with fabric and colour. I am completely absorbed by the challenge at hand. I love to express my arty side. Sadly I rarely have time as a working parent to do these things now but know I will return to them in time. If these are new to you or you are experienced with needlework I am keen that you get as much out of doing these activities as possible. 


Each of these things has a different challenge to complete some the small and intricate,other larger pieces involved more bending reaching and in the case of the finished quilt lifting. One thing I notice as an osteopath is that patients who are enjoying hobbies …

Activities during exam revision

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Revision/Training/Activity ideas
This blog was written by Glynis one of the osteopaths here at Eyre Place in Edinburgh.

When you are revising everyday in the run up to exams you will have a timetable of subjects.Unless you revise away from home in a library or at school or college you are probably much less active than you are usually. In an average day at school you walk there and back and change classes as well as any sports or activities. Non of this happens during revision. It is very easy to spend your whole time revising and forget to do other things. If you include some activity in your plans it will help your concentration as well as keeping your energy levels high.
HIIT High intensity interval training is perfect when you are short of time.Download an interval app. It lets you set the time and number of reps. The free version of  12 minute athlete is good.12 Minute Athlete by 12 Minute Athlete Aim for 4-5 minutes of high intensity activity with short reps 30-40 seconds and repeat…
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Does running a mile a day really improve children’s lives?

The Scottish school that asked primary pupils to do 15 minutes of exercise every dayThe Scottish school that asked primary pupils to do 15 minutes of exercise every day started a global trend – and research suggests it really is transforming lives. It was an 80-year-old volunteer who prompted Elaine Wylie, the then headteacher of St Ninians primary school in Stirling, to reappraise the fitness of the children in her school. “Your children are not fit,” the volunteer told her. Wylie was stung by the comment, even though she suspected it was true. The PE teacher confirmed it.
Not just for childrenOriginally aimed at school children, but now the Daily Mile Foundation have tweaked it for adults too - more info can be found in the link below. In short, the study found that children taking part in the daily mile, which is fifteen minutes of jogging per day, became faster, increased their moderate to vigorous activity by nine minutes p…

Theraputic Art Journaling

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Art Journaling Here is a Blog by Tess Wyatt she is about to run an exciting new course here in Eyre Place. I have been visiting Eyre Place Osteopathic Practice for a few years and have enjoyed Osteopathic treatment from many of the team. Glynis asked me to produce some art for her 18th year anniversary celebrations. So when Monika and I decided to set up a business for art journaling for self- care I immediately thought of 23 Eyre Place as a venue to host a course. We arewww.healingtherapycentre.co.uk

Some of Tess' art journalling pages for an international letter swap I am an artist teacher and Monika is a counsellor, we met running art journaling sessions for Safe Space Dunfermline. We enjoyed working with each other so much we decided to run some classes together in Edinburgh.

 journaling pages by Tess produced using found images/ text and pen and ink whilst on a visit to a London

The course
The course is run along therapeutic guidelines with lots of emphasis on mindfulness and group…