Alpha Health Blog

August 29, 2017

Pain is a negative experience, but without it we wouldn't be here. This blog explores the concept of pain and its necessity for protection and self improvement.

June 27, 2017

Chronic pain has hit the headlines recently with the news of Ant McPartlin's struggle with painkiller addiction due to chronic knee pain. There has been a surge in articles being published explaining his case and stating his condition, but not many p...

June 20, 2017

I hear people talk about core strengthening ALL the time. But many people don’t even understand what they mean when they say “core”.

Frankly, if someone tells you that having a strong core is going to solve your back problems, they’re wrong. Research...

May 20, 2017

Stress. One short word, but with big ramifications for the human body. You probably read the word and thought about how stressed you are, and that’s become the norm in this day and age. Whether it’s stress from work, personal finance, family or anywh...

May 9, 2017

So in my last blog I wrote about the effects of weight on the musculoskeletal system, and how that's relevant to osteopaths overall. But how do we lose that weight? Well there's many ways, but most importantly, how do we do it healthy and sustainable...

May 2, 2017

Should osteopaths be utilising weight loss as another method of improving a patients health?

April 18, 2017

The average person inhales and exhales 16 times a minute, 900+ times an hour and over 23000 times in a day. That’s a LOT of breathing, and most of the time you do it without thinking about it. However, a large majority of people breathe incorrectly....

March 15, 2017

You’re probably dehydrated.

It’s true, the majority of people don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. How much do you think you need to drink in one day? 1 litre? 2? 3? The recommended amount is 2 litres, but I’d suggest drinking slightly more than...

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