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Dr Damon Murgatroyd.

Clinics in Southampton Hampshire, and Bournemouth & Charminster Dorset

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  • How to quit coffee
    by MOSIC Support on 30 July, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Is your coffee intake getting out of control? Do you need a coffee in order to function at full capacity? Do you feel low on energy if you haven’t had coffee for several hours? If so, then it might be worth quitting coffee. If not for good, then maybe just for a month or so.

  • 10 things you should know about acupuncture
    by MOSIC Support on 22 July, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Acupuncture is an ancient technique with an oriental heritage, but today it is practised all over the world. To practice acupuncture in Australia you must have a bachelor degree in acupuncture and you must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Acupuncture […]

  • Surgery or physical therapy?
    by Dr Jake Martin on 14 June, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Orthopaedic surgeon Victor van de Graaf speaks with Health Report host Dr Norman Swan about the choice between surgery and physical therapy for meniscal tears. Surprisingly, the health outcomes for both options are similar.

  • Somnology – The science of sleep
    by Dr James Shanahan on 22 May, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Sleep is a fundamental requirement for systemic health and one of the most integral components for the body's healing processes. Getting sleep patterns under control is one of the first things Osteopaths look at when dealing with complex and chronic musculoskeletal issues.


  • It’s getting warmer – are you getting enough to drink?
    by Jan on 7 July, 2019 at 10:55 am

    CHEERS! IT’S SUMMER AT LAST! No – I don’t mean have another glass of alcohol! I would like you to think about how much water you drink now compared to in the cooler months because it really IS important for your body to be properly hydrated and even more so if you exercise. If you […]

  • Beat Pain and Stress By Breathing!
    by Jan on 29 May, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Beat Chronic Pain – By Breathing! I have spoken on many occasions about the importance of breathing in pain control. I have also recommended that you see Heather at if you need help to breath properly. Now a book has been published by an osteopath who suffers himself from […]

  • Are You Hydrated Enough? Should You Drink More?
    by Jan on 14 May, 2019 at 10:35 am

    How Much Water Should You Really Drink – and Should it BE Water?! Recent research questions how much fluid we really need when we exercise and what that fluid needs to be. Considerations Are you going to train for more than an hour? Are you going to be training indoors in the warm or in […]

  • How Long Do Hip and Knee Replacements Really Last?
    by Jan on 13 March, 2019 at 12:27 am

    How Long Do Hip and Knee Replacements Really Last? We have seen many patients over the years in considerable pain with knee or hip arthritis who have been told “You need surgery but you are too young”, with most replacements being performed on those between 60 and 80 years of age. The […]


  • 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 […]


  • The Do’s and Don'ts of Lower Back Pain Exercises
    on 13 August, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Lower back pain is a common and often frustrating complaint.At least 80% of Britains will have back pain at some point in their life. It may be self-resolving, or it may require intervention such as hands on physical therapy, medical treatment and/or rehabilitation.Lower back pain can be acute or […]

  • Osteopathy and Chronic Back Pain
    on 6 August, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Have you experienced back pain? Or know someone who has?With over 80% of Londoners reported to have some type of back pain over their life time, it surely has crossed you path – with either yourself, a family member, friend or colleague.So what can be done and how can seeing an Osteopath for […]

  • Can Osteopathy Treat Sciatica
    on 24 July, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Sciatica refers to pain generated by the compression of the sciatic nerve in our body. The pain starts from the lower back, flowing down through the buttocks and thighs to the back of the knees. If you are wondering whether Osteopathy is a viable option for treating sciatic pain, rest assured.In […]

  • Yoga for Neck Pain- 5 Exercises to Help Relieve Neck Pain
    on 14 July, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Got a Tech Neck from working those long hours, or just a shooting crick from sleeping bad; these simple yoga exercises can help you release tension from your neck and back. Yoga is one of the oldest forms of treatment for muscular pain . You don’t need much time or equipment to follow through […]



  • The silent epidemic.
    by Priya Tew on 24 June, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I don’t normally watch terestial TV, but whilst away I flicked it on to be greeted by an advert about

  • Pilates and the nervous system.
    by Priya Tew on 19 May, 2019 at 8:38 am

    You know those days you are buzzing with adrenaline, you are whizzing around like a busy bee, getting physical stuff

  • 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


  • Getting up in Asia
    by Jack McCall on 5 August, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Sue and I have recently returned from a 5 week trip in East Asia. The primary focus of the trip was assisting the amazing Immaculate Dissection teaching team in Tokyo and Taipei. For avid travellers such as ourselves, however, flying that vast distance without taking the opportunity to sample more […]

  • Steroid Injections Increased Cartilage Loss in Knee Arthritis
    by be-osteo on 5 August, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Quarterly corticosteroid injections for knee osteoarthritis increased cartilage loss over the course of 2 years without providing any clinical benefit, according to a randomized controlled trial. So think before you opt for that steroid injection. Read the whole article, Steroid Injections […]

  • 5 Simple (But Powerful) Tools for Fighting Stress
    by be-osteo on 9 June, 2019 at 10:28 am

    We may not be able to avoid stress, but we can influence how it affects us. This article from functional medicine/ancestral health giant Chris Kresser details the four factors that drive our response to stress and simple—but effective—tools for changing how you experience it. Read the […]

  • Anatomy of Core Stability
    by be-osteo on 9 June, 2019 at 10:23 am

    An excellent video visualising the anatomy of core stability and how to establish that stability through uniform activation of all the muscles that make up the core. A very relevant video as core work is one of our staples at Backs Etc. The post Anatomy of Core Stability appeared first on Backs Etc […]


  • 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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