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Here is a useful video from the institute of Osteopathy about what to expect when you visit an Osteopath during the current Covid19 pandemic

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 play Recipes to try New skills friends who you don’t normally have time to talk to                                                  Activities  Download an interval app. It l

Working from home: Adapting for comfort

Working from home: Adapting for comfort Tips for sitting comfortably at your desk are pretty easy to find, so I am not going to focus too much on that in this blog. However, one thing I will say is that you are aiming for a sitting position whereby everything is at right angles, your ankles, your knees, your hips, your elbows - see the Health and Safety Executive website for more information here ( ).  Today, I would like to focus on the unique situation we continue to be in and how you can adapt whatever work setup you have to get yourself comfortable.  Regular breaks The best way to ensure day long comfort, wherever you are working, is to move regularly. Firstly, I encourage everyone to take their allocated breaks, to ensure that you get away from your screen, move your body and refuel. Additionally, I implore you to move a few times an hour, be that a trip to the bathroom, a visit to the kitchen to make a drink, or a walk to the wi

An insight into one patient’s experience of Covid-19.

Hi everyone.   We recently heard from one of our lovely patients Nick, in response to a previous blog about some of the positives we’d noticed during lockdown. Unfortunately, Nick is one of the many who have caught Covid-19, spending ten days in bed with a temperature and fever. Thankfully, he has now recovered and is keen to share his experience of the virus, which he said was incomparable to seasonal flu, leaving zero doubt that you have caught it. Here it is, published with his permission… “I absolutely agree that we should focus on the positives, and as somebody who caught the C-19 virus back in the middle of March, maybe I can add a fresh perspective. I knew when I got the virus, that it would be unpleasant, that I would be in bed for at least a week, and probably without any interest in food, books, the radio or the television. Living off water and paracetamol is also pretty boring. So what did I do to while away the time? Well I went through my life in decade by decad

A Few Weeks Later : Life in Lockdown

A Few Weeks Later : Life in Lockdown Temporary Closure  What a strange time this is for everyone. It is over three weeks since Glynis made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors and we have all been adjusting to our new lives in lockdown ever since.  Although we aren’t in the clinic, we remain in touch with each other via email and WhatsApp.  Appointments  We are still able to offer telephone consultations, or video consultations. These have been popular especially the short 15 minute calls which we are offering free of charge. You can book both of these appointments online or by giving the practice a call.   How things have been  I think we have all been feeling rather bombarded with bad news, and whilst we don’t want to make light of this horrible virus, especially given so many people are suffering in so many ways, we have been trying to focus on the positives.  Here are Jane’s observations from her third week in lockdown It’s good to w

10 tips for sitting at your desk

Top Tips  for Sitting Comfortably  at Your Desk   This helpful blog post was written by Mary Monro, the latest Osteopath to join the team here at Eyre Place.  Mary is an osteopath with 20  years experience .  She is very experienced treating babies and children so if you need some support do get in touch.   Under current circumstances the team here at Eyre Place are unable to make face to face appointments. Instead we are offering video consultations and advice via email or phone.  Book online at the website below.  1.   If you are using a laptop, use either a  separate  keyboard or a separate screen so that both your hands and your back are comfortable. Slumping over your hands  to look at  the laptop screen is agony for your upper back. 2.  Make sure your hips are  higher  than your knees when you are sitting in your chair. It helps those joints and encourages your back into a better position. 3.  Sit with your  b ack  against the back of your chair . Whether you have

Protect Your Back When Digging in the Garden

Protect Your Back When Digging in the Garden Mary Shares some of her tips for working in the garden and staying pain free It's the season to get out in the garden and start digging. You may not have done this type of activity for months so go gently and don't overdo it. You don't have to dig the entire bed in one go! This year it seems a particularly good idea to grow your own vegetables and, besides, fresh air and exercise is good for mind, body and spirit in these troubled times.
Here is a list of 10 things to do, in no particular order, for anxiety reduction, comfort or to support yourself during 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 19 At 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 include Questions 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