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knee pain non surgical treatment

Knee Pain

Knee pain can be complex and take time to resolve. An osteopath will work with you to understand the cause(s) of your knee problem. This is important as it impacts estimated recovery time, which you will discuss with your osteopath.

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knee pain non surgical treatment

Osteopathy For Knee Pain

Depending on your age, fitness, knee pain diagnosis and how long you’ve had this and other musculoskeletal pain, Susannah discusses your care pathway options. As an osteopath we are treating the body as a whole.

Referred pain is not to be confused with radiated pain. We can have pain behind the knee or pain at the front of the knee. Pain in the knee can travel up and down the knee. It can also be accompanied by pain in the groin or pain in the low back. Knee pain accompanies pain in the gluts occasionally with walking over time.

knee exercises

knee exercises



We may use a variety of massage, rhythmical articulation and stretching techniques to try and improve the movement in your knee and reduce tension in any tight muscles.non surgical treatment

Knee Pain non surgical treatment

Treatment is different in every individual and we may work to improve mobility and tissue health the joints above and below the area, i.e. the hip and the ankle and sometimes the low back if we feel they are contributing to your knee pain.

Knee Exercises

We will work together on knee exercises and hip stabilising and offer advice and care towards improved dynamic posture. We look at how you use your knee in day to day activities as well as lifestyle habits that may be contributing to your knee problem.

Additional benefits: knee pain non surgical treatment 

• Relief from tension and muscular pain
• Easier and fuller breathing
• Responsive relaxation
• Improved performance in sport, dance and singing
• Improved ease of movement in everyday activities
• Increased overall vitality
X-rays, scans or other tests may be required to make a diagnosis and we may refer you to your GP for any further treatment.

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Detox Diet Plan

Detox Diet Plan

You ask, we listen to requests for a simple detox plan online . We’ve compiled top tips and ingredients to inspire. Starting each morning with two large glasses of pure water is a great start. Hydration is key to flush out toxins! Drinking room temperature water or matcha tea in the morning kickstarts our metabolism and helps our body perform at its best. Cinnamon improves the insulin secretion, stabilises the blood sugar levels and increase the glucose metabolism. These all boost a healthy weight loss plan.


fat burner

fat burner


Simple Healthy Meals

What to include: 

Soups – for more recipes like this request our 10min meal packages 
Low sugar Juices packed with raw green salad leaves that DON’T interfere with your health goals
non processed snacks like oat cakes or ryvita crakers
simple fats like avocado or heavy metal-free, plant based shakes
Miso soup, sauerkraut and other gut friendly fermented foods

detox recipes

detox diet plan

What to exclude:

Processed foods including packaged noodle soups, potato chips, biscuits, cakes
Processed foods including baked good made with refined flour
Processed food including cured meats and cheeses
Processed dairy and wheat
Fizzy drinks and squash including those made with sugar substitutes

Natural detox

The body’s own detox system. Our natural detox diet plan. We tend to forget that our body is equipped with a detoxification system of its own, including the following:

The skin.  Toxins are not eliminated in perspiration. Our dynamic skin is our body’s largest organ, responding to internal & external factors. It provides a barrier against harmful substances, from bacteria and viruses to heavy metals and chemical toxins.

The respiratory system. Fine hairs inside the nose trap dirt and other large particles that may be inhaled. Smaller particles that make it to the lungs are expelled from the airways in mucus.

The immune system. This exquisitely orchestrated network of cells and molecules is designed to recognise foreign substances and eliminate them from the body. Components of the immune system are at work in blood plasma, in lymph and even in the small spaces between cells.

The intestines. Peyer’s patches — lymph nodes in the small intestine — screen out parasites and other foreign substances before nutrients are absorbed into the blood from the colon.

The liver. As the body’s principal filter, the liver produces a family of proteins called metallothioneins. These are also found in the kidneys. Metallothioneins metabolise dietary nutrients like copper and zinc but also neutralise harmful metals like lead, cadmium and mercury to prepare for their elimination from the body. Liver cells also produce groups of enzymes that regulate the metabolism of drugs. This is an important part of the body’s defense against harmful chemicals and other toxins.

The kidneys. Our kidneys efficiently filter out waste substances and move them out of the body. So we need to optimise their function throughout our detox diet plan. Cupping massage can help with this

Detox teas

Dandelion (Herba Taraxaei) Dandelion, often known to the general public as a pesky weed. However, it’s been know for centuries in natural medicine for its many benefits. It helps the stomach and liver functions, and has an effect on reducing swelling and sores. Dandelion is credited with an anti-inflammatory action and decreasing the size of abscesses. We can add dandelion and the following roots to our detox diet plan.
Dandelion contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants and phytonutrients, that all reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling.

dandelion tea

dandelion tea

Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion. It stimulates appetite and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It can increase the release of stomach acid and bile to aid digestion, especially of fats.

This weed-like superfood is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water by increasing urine production. In French it is called pissenlit, which translates roughly to “wet the bed.” This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system too. Dandelion also replaces some of the potassium lost in the process.


Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance. It also increases the release of bile.

healthy vitamix recipes

healthy vitamix recipes

“How do I make a green smoothie and are green smoothies really that good for me?” These and other FAQs answered below.


Servings: 1 serving

1 cup fresh baby spinach
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup frozen pineapple

Add coconut milk and spinach to blender. Blend on high speed until completely smooth.
Add frozen pineapple and blend again, until smooth.

are smoothies healthy

are smoothies healthy


Are Smoothies healthy?

  • Smoothies can support digestive health, sweep toxins through the digestive tract and aid regular elimination
  • Satisfy hunger and sustain energy over time
  • Balance blood sugar levels
  • Smoothies retain all of the fibre of the greens and fruit, rather than removing it. In nature, vegetables and fruit are found with both their fibre and juice intact and we can’t improve on nature.
  • Fibre is important for ongoing cleansing by sweeping out toxins on a regular basis.
  • So, smoothies can help keep our digestive tract and body clean as well as keeping us more full
healthy vitamix recipes

healthy vitamix recipes


Blend in Vitamix blender the following.
One small cup coconut yoghurt or regular full fat plan unsweetened yoghurt
Add handful of berries of choice
Add coconut water
Add chopped peeled small cucumber
Add tablepoon maple syrup
Add half small ripe avocado — see * how to ripen avocados

Blend in vitamix and enjoy.
How to Ripen Avocados
Place in a fruit bowl as fruit ripens efficiently next to other fruit.

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Healthy choices like smoothies at one point in the day don’t cancel out less healthy choices other times in the day. So, the idea is that they replace these foods or leave less room in the diet for them. Blending  fruit releases the natural sugars from within the cell walls so they’re “free sugars”. Free sugars include any added sugars and the kind we should all be cutting down on to protect our teeth and help maintain a healthy weight .

Are there any health risks to using greens in smoothies? Read here. 

Including fruit and veg in our diets throughout the day means there is more chance of that happening.
It can be terribly hard to fit all this into our hectic city lifestyles.

healthy soup recipe

healthy soup recipe

Healthy vitamix Recipes – SOUP

2+ cups water
2 white onions
2 cloves garlic
1 head cauliflower
2 cups mushrooms – button and portabella mix
1/4  cup pecans + 1/4 cup cashews
Himalayan salt & ground black pepper to taste
Makes two large servings.

Boil the water and steam the vegetbles. Add to vitamix blender along with the nuts and blend. Add seasoning to taste.


Safe, clinical, practical and effective.

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