- Personal Training – Brenden Flanagan at Bracknell Leisure Centre.
- Pilates – Jacqui Thomason in Windlesham and Sunninghill at Pilates & Me.
- Sports and Remedial therapy & massage with Sarah Berry on 07879 825545.
- Alexander Technique wih Clare Finzie in Warfield.
- Reflexology with Julie Etheridge on 07960 071117 and wellbeing4u.net.
- University School of Osteopathy: this school of osteopathy is the largest and oldest in the UK – founded 1917.
- The Institute of Osteopathy: this is the main ‘trade union’ for osteopaths – similar in its way to the British Medical Association.
- General Osteopathic Council: the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is the regulatory body responsible for the osteopathic profession.
- NICE guidelines: on low back pain – updated in Oct 2016.
Products And Books
- RockBack – if you check out my blog article on sitting, you can see that when I wrote it I wasn’t aware that there was a chair that allowed you to sit both passively and actively. The British made RockBack will let you do this. A patient of mine got one and tipped me off about it. I now use one. Highly recommended.
- Spina-Bac – this back support device (sold by Applied Healthcare Ltd) is perfect for use in the car or the office chair.
- The Backfriend may be worth a try for car and office use.
- Water pillow – this water pillow, sold by Mediflow, is the best solution for those who are never quite happy with a regular pillow.
- Fantastic book on posture, movement and back pain – this is one of the best books I’ve come across on this subject. Read it, implement it, and it will make a difference.
- MRI imaging – this facility in Wimpole St, London provides MR scanning for circa £250.00, including a radiologist’s report.
- Spine Universe: a general website with some interesting articles.
- Instant Anatomy: a fantastic site for exploring human anatomy in a clear and simple way.
- Stretching: for reviewing and showing all major muscle group stretches.
- Medline Plus: a great site for general medical information.
- Headaches: comprehensive information on headaches, authored by a neurologist.
- Risks of Treatment: an excellent site giving practical and easy to understand information on the risks and benefits of medicines.
- Diabetes.co.uk: a community-based site offering a different (I think more up-to-date) take on dietary advice for this condition.
- Gut Health & Pro-biotics: a very good selection of different strains of gut bacteria.
- Home Test Kits: for Vitamin D, provided by a proper NHS lab. Affordable, and a quick way to check you or your loved one’s levels without a visit to the GP.
- Analyse your Microbiome: it is only since 2017 that we have had commercially available (at a reasonable price) home stool tests where the lab can profile your gut bacterial composition and give you a lot of information and recommendations. A good idea if you want facts about your gut function.
- Oryon Connect: this service connects you to affordable and trusted healthcare professionals if you need a scan fast.