Many case studies focus on musculoskeletal issues as these are “visible” in terms of client disability and in pre-therapy and post- therapy assessment. Internal injuries and deep pain are not as readily visible, are just as debilitating and perhaps less well understood by the client, with consequent emotional effects.
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Shona Robison MP said:
I welcome the findings of the Professional Standards Authority’s report which demonstrate the detailed benefits of the Accredited Registers programme for service users and professionals alike.
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care has reported to Ministers that 63,000 health practitioners stand ready to help transform the nation’s health.
Local Complementary Therapies practitioner, Mariette Lobo from Body in Balance Training and Clinic, is one of them.
Harry Cayton, the Professional Standards Authority Chief Executive, stated that we need to look for new ways to deliver integrated care fit for the 21st century. He called for people in charge of health and care services to use a wider range of occupational groups, including complementary therapies.
Extend the flexibility of your response to clients’ needs & improve your ability to assess and engage appropriately with potentially stressful client-therapist relationships!
If you would like to embed your therapy skills within a framework of communication skills …
Chronic back pain is a mystery to medicine, and doctors invariably blame it on poor posture and lack of exercise. But it could be an indicator of a more serious problem that doctors almost never suspect, as Bryan Hubbard reports.
Most of us will suffer pain in our lower back at some time in our life; it could be constant and niggling, or it could be so excruciating that we can’t move. And although it affects 80 per cent of the adult population and results in millions of days of lost work, medicine is at a loss to explain why chronic back pain happens, other than to blame our sedentary lifestyle, poor posture and the fact that we now spend hours crouched over a computer or mobile phone.
While all of these reasons may be to blame for some cases and might be helped by exercise and remedial therapies like osteopathy and …
Memory loss and forgetfulness aren’t an inevitable consequence of getting older—your brain’s ‘white matter’, or neural pathways, continues to change and develop even into old age.
Scientists thought that white matter changes slowed or even stopped as we get older, but a new study has discovered the process continues all our lives.
This makes it even more important for older people to engage in mental activities that ‘stretch the brain’, say researchers from Zucker Hillside Hospital, who made the discovery.
They made their discovery after they set a series of mental tests for a group of 296 healthy volunteers aged from eight to 68 to assess their mental speed, attention, memory and learning capabilities, while monitoring their brains at the same time.
(Source: Biological Psychiatry, 2014; 75: 248)
Doctors have been reminded yet again that the most commonly-prescribed birth control pills increase the risk of life-threatening blood clots. A new warning has gone out to every doctor across the UK after French authorities reported that 14 women have died after using one of the ‘third generation’ contraceptives.
Birth control pills, including Yasmin, Femodene and Marvelon, increase the risk of a blood clot compared to the older generation drugs, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has told doctors.
Doctors need to pay special attention to an individual’s risk factors before prescribing one of the third generation, combined hormonal contraceptives, they say. Women who have a history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or very high blood pressure should not take the drugs.
Packaging inserts, which list side effects and adverse reactions, are to be changed to include the increased risk of blood clots, says the MHRA.
However, the agency says the …
Recent press release courtesy of Proof of Fife:
Mariette Lobo is gaining quite a reputation as Fife’s sports-injury miracle worker.
Earlier this year Liam Baillie, one of Mariette’s clients, was selected to run the London Marathon. He immediately contacted Mariette, of Body in Balance, as he knew that this would be one of the most challenging activities he had ever attempted, having only run 2 half-marathons in the previous 5 years. Mariette constructed a therapy schedule to run alongside Liam’s training to get his body in the best shape for the forthcoming race. Mariette is an expert practitioner of the ancient healing art, Tuina (“tweena”), which helped China to the medal table at both the Paralympics and Olympics in London last year. She used this art to propel Fife cyclist, Ian Donaldson (of Carters Charters Accountants) from Land’s End to John O’ Groats last year, despite a threatening back injury.
Liam’s therapy schedule included 3 pre-marathon sessions and 1 post-marathon Bowen Technique …