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Self-Injury/Harm Awareness Day

1 March is Self-Injury/Harm Awareness Day (SIAD). Many people are struggling due to the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. With this in mind, raising awareness about self-injury has never been so important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgement and fear. It reduces the number of people who feel alone and suffer in

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Once Upon A Time…

26 February is ‘Tell a Fairy Tale Day’ and I think more than ever we need some fantasy and magic, where there is a happy ending. What were once oral histories, myths, and legends retold around the fire or by traveling storytellers, have been written down and become known the world over as fairy tales.

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The Origins of Osteopathy

Osteopathy was born out of the desperation of a father who had lost three children to meningitis in 1864. Andrew Taylor Still was an American medical doctor. At that time, mercury-based medicine was widely used to cure the ill. The problem with that was that it either made you better or it killed you. Having

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Covid-19: The Virus and The Vaccine

Will the vaccine stop you catching the virus coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)? Vaccines are not designed to stop you coming into contact or catching a virus. Their aim is to reduce the symptoms and signs of the associated illness. In this case it is the virus coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting illness called COVID-19. Vaccines

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How Are You Going to Live Your Life?

At the moment, it is important to try and stay positive whilst acknowledging where we are and what we are facing. It’s important to do both as both exist at the same time. One of the things that I have learned is that we need to give a place to acknowledge the sad and upsetting

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Another Journey Around the Sun

Welcome to 2021!  I think I can say that for all of us 2020 was an exceptional year; challenging, difficult, conflictual and confusing, and who knows what 2021 will bring? I think there is a feeling for many that we have lost a year, that 2020 was a write off, that we can’t wait to

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Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief

“… delivers targeted pain relief with the benefits of cryotherapy to treat athletic and muscle related injuries, sore or strained muscles, shoulder and arm discomfort, neck, hip and leg pain, painful joints, ankle or foot pain, and pain associated with bruising, and arthritis.” Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief is available to purchase at Shefford Osteopathic

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Sallis Lumbar Support Belt

“… One way stretch elastic support belt, boned back dart. Touch and close fastening. In strong white elastic.” The belts are available in different sizes and you will be fitted for the correct size at the Clinic. The Sallis Lumbar Support Belt is available to purchase at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic Visit the Sallis Healthcare website for

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