Wednesday, 3 October 2012

New website - Moore Osteopathy

I'm pleased to announce that I have a new website to go with my new status as Registered Osteopath: Nottingham Osteopath.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Baby Talk #1

Becoming a parent exposes you to all kinds of new vocabulary and phrases that you just don't come across in everyday life... well, I hadn't!

This is the first of series of blog posts explaining what some of those new words mean:
  • meconium
    This is what awaits you in your baby's nappy for the first day or so. It's a black, stick, tar-like substance, not dissimilar to Marmite. Apparently it's also odour-free, so at least that's something!
  • colostrum
    Talking of the first few days of a baby's life, colostrum is the milk initially made by the mother. It is thicker than later milk and contains antibodies essential for a baby's immune system as well as being high in protein and low in fat - sounds like a superfood!
  • prolactin
    Also know as LTH or luteotropic hormone, prolactin is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and its main function is to stimulate milk production in the breast.
  • oxytocin
    This hormone is produced by the posterior pituitary and has a number of functions. Firstly, it helps to control uterine contractions during labour. It also causes milk 'let-down' when the baby stimulates the nipple. The third and perhaps most well-known action of oxytocin is to help develop trust and bonding between mother and baby.
  • relaxin
    Another hormone, this one is produced by the ovary, breast and placenta and works to allow ligaments to become more 'stretchy' by allowing collagen fibres to absorb more water. Although levels peak at the end of the 1st trimester, relaxin is most visible in late pregnancy as the body adapts to carrying a large weight and the pelvis prepares itself for delivery.
Phew, see what I mean! And that's the tip of the iceberg of the words that you'll hear. Next up we'll have the wonders of Braxton-Hicks amongst other things...

Monday, 15 November 2010

Research: Patient Satisfaction With Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Care: A Systematic Review.

A recently published study has looked at patient satisfaction from musculoskeletal therapy and reached these conclusions:

Patients are highly satisfied with musculoskeletal physical therapy care delivered across outpatient settings in northern Europe, North America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The interpersonal attributes of the therapist and the process of care are key determinants of patient satisfaction. An unexpected finding was that treatment outcome was infrequently and inconsistently associated with patient satisfaction. Physical therapists can enhance the quality of patient-centered care by understanding and optimizing these determinants of patient satisfaction.


You can read the full article here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21071504.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Website Update

To improve the online booking facility on my site, I've created a whole new calendar which now lets you select the length of appointment as well as the day and time.

Check it out here: http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/Nottingham-Massage/New_version

If you've got any ideas for how this could be improved, please let me know.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

New Testimonial

It's always nice to get feedback from a satisfied client:

From my own experience I can testify that to seek Rich Moore's expert help is to put yourself in the hands of a skilled practitioner.
His professional qualifications apart, one of Rich's strengths is the care he takes to listen to what a patient says before ever suggesting what treatment he believes best for you.

Like me I'm sure you'll be glad you made an appointment.


Thanks Colin

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Tai Chi helps ease the pain of Fibromyalgia

A recently published article by Wang et al in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that practicing Tai Chi can help to ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

66 fibromyalgia sufferers were randomly prescribed yang-style tai chi or standard care, consisting of wellness education and stretching twice a week. After 12 weeks, it was found that "the 33 in the tai chi group had clinically important improvements in the FIQ (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire) total score and quality of life." This prompted the researchers to conclude that "Tai chi may be a useful treatment for fibromyalgia and merits long-term study in larger study populations."

The complete article can be read at the NEJM website.

If you'd like to learn more about fibromyalgia, the symptoms and treatment visit the Health Network website.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Follow us on Facebook!

I've just created a Facebook page to promote the latest offers and news from Nottingham Massage.

Become a fan to be kept up to date: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nottingham/Nottingham-Massage-Therapy/104243239632999