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Dr Damon Murgatroyd.

Clinics in Southampton Hampshire, and Bournemouth & Charminster Dorset

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  • You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to improve your indoor air quality
    by Dr Craig Lia on 21 April, 2019 at 4:19 am

    A NASA study reveals the air cleaning capabilities of various indoor house plants. […]

  • Running – Training principles & injury prevention
    by Dr Brendan O'Loughlin on 26 February, 2019 at 2:05 am

    As an Osteopath who has worked with many competitive and recreational runners over the years, I’ve come to recognise some of the most common causes of injuries: Overload: Increasing training too rapidly or training at too high a volume. Poor recovery: Rest, sleep, nutrition Biomechanics: A […]

  • Understanding groin pain (osteitis pubis)
    by Aly Smead on 14 December, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Activities that require high speed running, jumping/landing and changes of direction can cause stress in the groin region, specifically the adductor group, whose function is to pull the legs together. Muscle control and flexibility is vital for preventing this pain. […]

  • Is your cycle a pain in the knee?
    by Dr Catherine Allison on 11 October, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Most women will admit that having a monthly cycle is a pain in the neck – it can affect your mood, energy, or the desire to socialise – plus many others. But did you know that the hormonal changes surrounding your menstrual cycle also affect the function of the ligaments in the body? […]


  • The pain of high heels
    by Monica Blackburn on 14 October, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    "According to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, people take an average of 10,000 steps a day. High heels shift the force of each of those steps so that the most pressure ends up on the ball of the foot and on the bones at the base of the toes. (If you wear flats, the entire foot […]

    by Monica Blackburn on 2 October, 2018 at 5:34 am

    Osteopaths and chiropractors alike are often known for "the click."But what exactly is that sound you hear? In technical terms, it's called a High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust (HVT for short), but we often refer to it as "a manipulation."  It's an important tool in our osteopathic […]

    by Monica Blackburn on 24 September, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Sometimes it takes getting out of your normal, everyday routine to see that maybe it’s that exact routine that’s causing your pain. Most people in my clinic haven’t had an injury. They haven’t been in a car accident or had a huge impact injury. Their pain has come on by a […]

  • BACK TO SCHOOL - tips to help your kids
    by Monica Blackburn on 3 September, 2018 at 5:29 am

    September’s here and there's one main thing on most people's minds: back-to-school! The summer holidays seem to pass by so quickly, but for many it now means getting back into regular routines for both kids and parents alike. Routines are important for all of us, to help manage time, money, […]


  • Men + Pilates
    by Carly Wise on 9 April, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Humans like to define roles, tasks and activities according to aspects of identity, none more than gender. Attaching an identity to something abstract is how we anchor things in concrete terms we can understand. If Pilates had a gender, what would it be? The general perception is that Pilates is […]

  • Pregnancy Pilates + Why Your Body Deserves It
    by Carly Wise on 27 February, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Bun in the oven? Up the duff? Knocked up? Bacon in the drawer? (who knew this was a pregnancy euphemism?!) This one is for you. Today we have (thankfully) cast off the shackles of historical medical recommendations that saw women eating more and doing less when expecting (hello, generational […]

  • Pilates: It Never Gets “Easier”, You Just Get Better
    by Carly Wise on 17 January, 2019 at 2:35 am

    “Pilates never gets easier.” It’s a powerful statement, and one with which you might immediately disagree: nevertheless, it is the truth*. *True, with conditions: let’s unpack it a bit. “Easy” is “not hard or difficult; requiring no great labour or […]

  • Spring Clean with the Pilates Lifestyle
    by Katie Sykes on 20 August, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Joseph Pilates said it best: “Contrology is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercised repeated daily “ad-nauseam”.” When we commit to the practice of Pilates, we observe its principles translating into everyday life. Pilates is life. What is a “Pilates […]


  • 18 Remedies to Get Rid of Headaches Naturally
    by on 3 April, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Headaches are a common condition that many people deal with on a daily basis.Ranging from uncomfortable to downright unbearable, they can disrupt your day-to-day life.Several types of headaches exist, with tension headaches being the most common. Cluster headaches are painful and happen in groups […]

  • Foods that fight inflammation
    by Harvard Health on 27 March, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator.By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good. […]

    by Stuart Carter on 19 March, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Research as far back as the 1950’s showed a direct correlation between those that experience lower back pain when sitting and other illnesses.London bus drivers were found to be twice as likely to suffer from heart attacks compared to the conductors on the same buses.There are a huge number […]

  • How to Eat to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes (5 Foods to Eat and 6 to Avoid)
    by Food and Health on 14 March, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Discover the best diet for diabetics and how to eat to prevent diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed — and even type 1 diabetics can improve their life and health.Learning how to eat to prevent diabetes and how to eat if you have diabetes or prediabetes can help you take control of your […]



  • Exhale on Exertion
    by Priya Tew on 18 March, 2019 at 7:30 am

    One of the most complicated things in Pilates can be the breathing. It is not uncommon for people to say […]

  • How to combat p
    by Priya Tew on 7 February, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    It’s what you do daily that counts. This is true in so much of life. Posture is important.  There are […]

  • How your core keeps you strong in pregnancy.
    by Priya Tew on 22 January, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Pregnancy is a time of real excitement but also anxiety and change in your body. Things that aren’t usually a […]

  • Do I have Diastasis Recti?
    by Priya Tew on 7 January, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Diastasis Recti is also known as abdominal separation. Sounds pretty scary but it is actually very common and some research […]


  • Movement Matters
    by be-osteo on 16 April, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Most patients begin their journey at Backs Etc receiving a combination of manual therapy and exercise protocols designed to retrain basic movement patterns. Some may wonder what is actually happening when a patient is being treated on the table, and why we emphasise exercise and movement […]

  • Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?
    by be-osteo on 16 April, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific, controversial new research suggests—and quite possibly even racist. How did we get it so wrong? In this article, author Rowan Jacobsen discusses how our obsession with protecting ourselves from the sun is contributing to many […]

  • Scottish Doctors Are Now Issuing Prescriptions to Go Hiking
    by be-osteo on 28 January, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Being active out in nature can have positive benefits for both physical and mental health. And now some doctors in the Shetlands have begun issuing “nature prescriptions” as part of an initiative to address health issues without drugs. We love hiking, so this is one prescription […]

  • The Top 5 Health Benefits of Coffee
    by be-osteo on 28 January, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Coffee. Love it or hate it, you probably can’t escape it. (We love it, BTW) There have been many stories in the news over the past few years discussing its potential health benefits, and in this article, Chris Kresser details 5 big ones. For balance, he also includes a section on people that […]


  • Move of the Month – Single Leg Scooter Combo
    on 2 October, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The cold weather is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your summer body. October’s move of the month is one to tone your abs and perfect your balancing skills, both necessary steps to maintaining a healthy and stabilised core. The Single Leg Scooter Combo, while […]

  • Pilates and Pregnancy
    on 1 October, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    For most pregnant women it is recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most, if not all, days of the week. This doesn’t mean a harsh sprint or going overboard Olympic weightlifting, moderate and controlled exercise is proven to help maintain the well being of you and your […]

  • Move of the Month – Prep Ab and Twist
    on 1 September, 2018 at 10:00 am

    With the prep ab and twist exercises, you may be lying down, but you won’t be relaxing. This exercise is great for several parts of the body, whilst toning your abdominal muscles and helping with important bodily functions such as pelvic stability.This is an effective way of using spinal […]

  • Pilates and Your Mind
    on 1 September, 2018 at 8:00 am

    At Newcastle Pilates, we understand that the method is well known for being excellent at rehabilitating injuries, fighting off aches and pains, and to help tone and strengthen your body. But what some people don’t realise is the benefits of Pilates go far beyond that. It also helps strengthen […]

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