What's happening at the OCO

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Infants: Investigating this Common Condition (Part 2)


Current treatment and advice – the evidence If successful at alleviating symptoms, reflux treatments also help to confirm the diagnosis of reflux. Positioning In a recent draft guideline NICE does not recommend positional treatment in sleeping infants. This is in line with guidance from the Department of Health, which states that infants should be placed […]

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Infants: Investigating this Common Condition (Part 1)


Infantile reflux is a physiological process of regurgitation. This is where some of the baby’s feed effortlessly returns into their mouth from their stomach. ‘Physiological’ denotes the normal, healthy operation of the body. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) physiological reflux usually begins before the infant is 8 weeks old […]

Rest and Recovery: critical components to any successful training programme


The correct application of rest and recovery within a fitness regime is receiving increasing attention. Many experts believe that this component requires as much time, forward planning, care and attention as the physical exercise itself. Some experts believe that by reducing the intensity and duration of training and allowing sufficient recovery time, training becomes more […]

BS9 Editorial

BS9 Editorial March 2014

We have been featured in Bristol’s BS9 magazine this month! The article answers some very common questions about osteopathy and our outlook here at the OCO.

High intensity interval training (HIT): is it a fast track to health?

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A New Year  For many of us the New Year often begins with a much needed health kick and fresh start. This may be a change in diet, a promise to stop our bad habits, or an aim to improve our physical fitness. This new chapter has motivated me to focus on the latter and […]

We are now here on Wednesday afternoons


We are listening to our patient’s requests and we have recognized that there is a demand for appointment availability in the afternoon and early evening. Therefore the OCO will now be open on a Wednesday from 2pm – 7pm.  

Back to work


Summer holidays have come to an end and most of us at back at school or work. The weather is changing and becoming colder and the nights are drawing in. At this time it becomes harder to be active in the evenings after work and after any summer break there is work to be done, which often means long working hours.

France holiday 2013


I have recently returned from my last holiday before the start of Open Circle Osteopathy. We went to the beautiful region of Burgundy, which is known for it’s wine and Dijon mustard!

New practice opening


We are happy to announce that Open Circle Osteopathy will be starting in November 2013. The practice is set in a new dedicated clinic within Westbury on Trym Primary Care Centre.