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Osteopathy & the Postural Pandemic - Nicholas Hookway | MCS01E8

Osteopathy & the Postural Pandemic - Nicholas Hookway | MCS01E8

Update: 2021-11-10
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Osteopathy, its origins, what they do and who they treat.

Do you spend most of your life sitting? Are you struggling with back pain? If yes then this episode is for you


Nicholas Hookway is an award winning graduate who qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Distinction in his Masters in Osteopathy.

In this episode he talks about Osteopathy, its origins, what they do and who they treat. He talks about the reasons behind the rising Postural Pandemic and shares practical tips to combat it. Nicholas has keen interest and has published work in gate and posture. He debunks misconceptions around the field, “are osteopaths the same as physiotherapists and chiropractors?”, while answering important questions like “is there any evidence for osteopathy?”. Stick to the end for some hidden personal gems.


00:00 Intro

00:54 A definition of Osteopathy

04:01 Most common presenting complaint

04:25 Postural Pandemic on the rise  

06:05 Practical tips to Fix your posture

12:17 Improve Health by Changing your Lifestyle 

13:10 Knowing your limits

17:18 When Patients rely on you

18:30 Difference between an Osteopath, Physiotherapist and a chiropractor?

24:25 Is there any evidence for Osteopathy?

26:14 The future of Osteopathy

27:50 Preventing Injury & Weekend Warriors

32:48 Osteopathy Misconceptions

35:08 Osteopaths DON’T replace Doctors, they work together 

37:30 Founding and History of Osteopathy

39:00 Is osteopathy painful?

40:23 Personal Questions

43:39 Don’t take life too seriously 


*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

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Osteopathy & the Postural Pandemic - Nicholas Hookway | MCS01E8

Osteopathy & the Postural Pandemic - Nicholas Hookway | MCS01E8

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