All posts by Andrew Rowe

Do you want to live for an extra 12 years?

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Recent research has suggested that if we adopt five healthy lifestyle practises before the age of fifty that we can increase our life expectancy by twelve years, compared with people who do not adopt these practises.

What are these healthy lifestyle practises? You’ll have to watch the video to find out (it’s less than 2 mins long)!

My sailing holiday (how to break your spine part II)

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I was reading the Scottish Medical Journal the other day (it’s new to me, and much recommended!) when I came across this article about spinal compression fractures sustained by people on jet-skis and motor boats while on holiday in Malta

Ways of breaking your spine seem to be a theme of mine, currently, on this blog! You might have seen my last post about pilots ejecting out of Lightning jets, getting the same type of injury.

Bottom line: if you get back pain after being on a jet-ski or speed-boat, you may have had a spinal compression fracture, so make sure that you have an X-Ray!

This journal article got me reminiscing about some of the sailing holidays that I had from Malta with my family, and the unpleasant medical problem that I had to endure (you’ll have to watch the video to find out what it was , it’s only 1 minute long (but the medical complaint seemed to go on for ever)…..

Ed is leaving us!….

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Tara is back from maternity leave at the beginning of June, so Ed is leaving us at the end of this month. Many thanks to him for all the care he has given the patients that he has been looking after. Ed is going to work with a chiropractor in Headington, Jon Howat. Good luck Ed, and thanks for helping us out during Tara’s maternity leave!
Tara will be doing the clinics on Wednesdays and Fridays. Andrew will be doing the clinics on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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