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London 2012

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The Broadgate Clinics are looking forward to the 2012 Olympics here in London, which start in only 10 days.  While some of our team were lucky enough to get tickets, one practitioner is going to be up close and personal to all the action! Our own Dr. Courtney Kipps was featured in the Evening Standard’s Read More

Richard Halvorsen - Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Migraines

by Richard Halvorsen

Acupuncture is more effective than medication at preventing migraines A new study shows that acupuncture treatment is more effective at preventing migraines than the drug topiramate, which is generally considered to be an effective treatment for the prevention of migraine.[1] 66 patients suffering from chronic migraine were randomised to receive either acupuncture (twice weekly for 12 Read More

Alan Jordan - Chiropractor


by Alan Jordan

Tendinopathy is a condition very frequently seen in any physiotherapy clinic. It is not exclusive to the active individuals but it is also common in people leading a sedentary lifestyle. The cause of tendon injuries tends to be multifactorial with both internal and external factors playing a part. Many tendons can be affected around shoulder, Read More

Many people have heard the term ‘core stability’ bandied around a fitness class but few would claim to know exactly what the term actually means.  In actual fact, core stability is as important in everyday life as it is in the gym.  It helps to prevent injuries in activities from gardening and DIY to shopping! Read More

Alan Jordan - Chiropractor

Muscle Tension Headaches

by Alan Jordan

City workers usually operate in constrained postures, often for long hours and in stressful environments. It is therefore not surprising that many of them develop muscle tension headaches. Indeed, this is a common complaint of many patients who seek osteopathic treatment. Initial Consultation During the initial consultation a careful case history and physical examination will Read More

Richard Hollis - Chiropractor

Helping With Recurrent Back Pain

by Richard Hollis

If you are suffering recurrent back pain what can you do to help yourself and resolve the problem? Back pain can resolve itself in a week or two but for four out of five people, however, it recurs.  In a recent study published in the The Lancet, 70-80% of back sufferers were still having pain Read More

Alan Jordan - Chiropractor

What is Osteopathy?

by Alan Jordan

Osteopathy is a primary health care profession that specialises in diagnosis,  treatment and management of conditions to do with the structure of the body, primarily the musculoskeletal structure. It treats pain associated with the spine and also peripheral joints. Osteopathy is effective in treating lower back pain, frozen shoulder, neck and disc problems, and pain Read More

Gerard Hall - Rheumatologist and general physician

Gout and its Treatment

by Gerard Hall

The ancient condition of gout is on the increase – we are seeing more and more patients, mostly due to changes in our lifestyle. Our understanding continues to improve and yet patients are not being treated as well as they could be. Not all patients get the right diagnosis, for a number of reasons. The Read More

Having a typical degree education in a British medical school usually means that there are gaping holes in one’s general medical knowledge. This especially applies to those professions that are variously termed “non-traditional” “paramedical” “complementary” or even “alternative”. Some of these really are alternative and probably don’t need much attention – I’m talking of the Read More

Alan Jordan - Chiropractor

Exercise and Lower Back Pain

by Alan Jordan

During the recent past the most common treatment prescribed for longstanding lower back pain has become supervised exercise. There are many exercise programmes available to patients – with many therapists proclaiming that their particular exercise programme is the very best and the one that experts are recommending. In this commentary I would like to summarise Read More

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