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[20 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Student Health Survey Results | ]
Student Health Survey Results

The results are in. Our survey, which was answered by the parents of students from all the big schools here in Singapore found the following:

85.7% of parents want to learn more about the links between nutrition/exercise and academic performance
84.9% of kids aren’t hitting the suggested daily “2 and 5” of fruit and vegetables
90.2% of you acknowledge that a heavy backpack has a medium-large impact on a child’s spine
80.9% of parents rightly believe that substituting study time for exercise would improve your child’s academic performance
Over 80% of kids are doing a …

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[15 May 2012 | Comments Off on Student Health in Singapore | ]
Student Health in Singapore

Hello,
We are conducting a survey regarding the health habits of students in Singapore, so if you are the parent of a child attending school here we would greatly appreciate you helping us with our research. The more answers we can get the better, so by all means forward this to any other interested parents you may know.
Your answers will help us put the finishing touches on a talk and booklet we are preparing which looks at the links between diet, posture and exercise on the health, happiness and academic performance …

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[6 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Back Pain from Sitting | ]
Back Pain from Sitting

I read an article that cited the statistic that 50% of 18-34 year olds regularly suffer from back pain. I know that nearly half of 40-49 year olds have evidence of arthritis in their back so I can understand 50% of 40-60 years olds suffering from back pain on a regular basis, but why are so many young people suffering from it? And is there anything we can do about it?
According to the article it all stems from the increased amount of time young people spend sitting. From school aged …

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[23 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Osteopathy – An Alternative to Surgery? | ]
Osteopathy – An Alternative to Surgery?

So I’ve posted on this before, maybe even a couple of times. Do the findings on a medical scan (CT, MRI) really mean much? Maybe I always post about this because I myself am a bit dubious, but the research is really starting to support the idea. I suppose I started in on this because I didn’t always see people getting fantastic results after surgery and if the surgeon is looking at a scan and telling you your pain is coming from something he sees in the scan, and then …

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[9 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Leading Health Professionals Of The World 2011 | ]
Leading Health Professionals Of The World 2011

Woohoo, here’s me looking proud as punch after being notified that I have been nominated to the list of Leading Health Professionals Of The World 2011. Can’t wait to tell mum and dad so they can brag to the neighbours…

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[2 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Singapore Marathon Injury Guide – ITB Syndrome | ]
Singapore Marathon Injury Guide – ITB Syndrome

Hello,
For those of you training for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (or anyone running in any event for that matter), over the next couple of months I’m going to share my thoughts on common injuries you might run into as you build up your training. I’ve recently written a book on this and before that gets published I’m going to leak a few excerpts. I’m going to talk about ITB Syndrome as this is a common injury for those of you stepping up your mileage.
Understanding: Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome is …

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[11 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Singapore Marathon Injury Guide – Shin Splints | ]
Singapore Marathon Injury Guide – Shin Splints

Hello,
For those of you training for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (or anyone running in any event for that matter), over the next couple of months I’m going to share my thoughts on common injuries you might run into as you build up your training. I’ve recently written a book on this and before that gets published I’m going to leak a few excerpts. I’ll start with shin splints as it’s a common injury for people who have just taken up running.
Understanding: Shin Splints is the name given to pain …

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[17 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Osteopathy in Singapore | ]
Osteopathy in Singapore

It was pretty common when I worked in Sydney that people would ask me to explain the difference between an Osteopath and a Physio/Chiro, but it’s a whole other level here in Singapore. Most people here have never even heard of an Osteopath, so I thought I’d write a quick spiel for all the new patients curious to find out more about what we do.
Osteopathy originated in the US in the late 19th century. The first school teaching Osteopathy opened in 1891. Originally it was a genuine alternative to medicine …

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[16 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Singapore Affiliates | ]
Singapore Affiliates

Know a good service provider in Singapore? I’d love to hear about them. Let me know who’s the best for Pilates, Yoga, Massage, Dentists, Doctors, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine. Email me at chrisjonesosteo@gmail.com (Restaurant and Bar suggestions also welcome).
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[26 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Healthy Bones, Healthy Body | ]
Healthy Bones, Healthy Body

2 questions I am routinely asked are whether the fundamental principles of Osteopathy have ever been proven scientifically (ok, I made that up) , and whether I can do a treatment that will help people lose weight (I didn’t make that one up, I work in the Eastern Suburbs after all). A new article in Scientific American will help answer both.
“Osteopathy, that’s all about bones, right?”. Well, kind of. Yes, the prefix “osteo-” pertains to bones. And the suffix “-pathy” pertains to disease. The founder of Osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still …