Keeping active :working from home

Training/Activity ideas for working at home
Unless you are able to leave home you are probably much less active than you are usually. In an average day at work you walk there and back go out for a walk at lunchtime. You may change rooms/buildings as well as any sports or activities. Non of this happens during home working. It is very easy to spend your whole time sitting 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 it will lift your mood. 

To prevent yourself being overcome with worry, it is important to structure your time so life still has a routine.
Why not write some lists of things you might try: books to read, box sets to watch, exercise you like to do, Games to playRecipes to tryNew skillsfriends who you don’t normally have time to talk to                                                 

Activities Download an interval app. It lets you set the time and number of reps. The free ver…
Here is a list of 10 things to do, in no particular order, for anxiety reduction, comfort or to support the immune system in these challenging times. Remember that we all have an immune system to defend us. It starts at the skin, continues through the mucous membranes, via fever, stomach acid, our microbiome and ultimately to the production of antibodies. It works! Even if you are immunocompromised, many parts of your immune system are still intact or can be supported.Daily meditation to have a few minutes away from worried thoughts. There is an App called Insight TImer, which has 1000s of free guided meditations. My favourite teacher is Hugh Byrne. Great way to start the day! There is a new meditation on the App specifically to cope with Corona Virus anxiety, from a guy called Leo Max.Take vitamin C and multivits/minerals including zinc. It's worth having Echinacea and Virese (Monolaurin) in stock in case of illness. Cook with garlic, use coconut oil (a good natural source of ant…

Covid 19 closures and online consultations

Covid 19At this point in time we feel it’s the right thing to close for face to face appointments.  
As of Monday all appointments will be online or via the phone. This means that the practice is closed for face to face appointments but we can speak to you on phone or online. If you would like an appointment please book through the website appointments link on our website or you can call on 0131 557 2211.
Online consultation may includeQuestions on your current problem General health screening Advise on pain relief Checks on your movement  Demonstration and advise on  exercise  Demonstration and advise on self treatment  Recommendations to support your posture  Recommendations about boosting your immune systems and relaxation technique 
If you would like guidance on your exercises and stretches we are offering a video call option. Please check the website for appointment options and costs. We will work with you to help you feel  better.We hope that after your app…

The institute of Osteopathy

A new role for Glynis with the institute of OsteopathyGlynis is applying for a role on the council of the institute of Osteopathy. Many of you have expressed your encouragement for her looking for new roles in osteopathy. We thought that you might like to see the statement I made to support my application.

Statement I am an advocate of osteopathic care and work hard to support my local and wider osteopathic community, regularly speaking with local stakeholders and community groups to promote osteopathy. I have been a member of the Scottish Osteopathic Society (SOS), a regional group that offers its members a sense of community, since graduating, and regularly attend the quality CPD days on offer, both to improve/refresh my knowledge and skill base, but also to form and maintain relationships with the wider osteopathic community in Scotland. 

I routinely offer guidance and mentorship to my more junior associates,with a flair and passion that I hope gives them…

Axial Spondyloarthritis

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)  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

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)  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…