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What inspired you to become an Osteopath?
I have always been interested in healthcare. When I was young I suffered numerous sporting and growth-related injuries which eventually led me to being treated by an Osteopath. It was from that experience that I developed a keen interest in helping empower people to get back to doing what they love after an injury. This helped set me on the path to where I am today. I have been practicing Osteopathy for 5 years and still find each day incredibly rewarding.
What is your philosophy when it comes to helping individuals improve their sleep health? Are there any specific principles or strategies you follow in your practice?
Sleep health can be influenced by many different things. As an Osteopath, my role is to investigate and treat any musculoskeletal issues that may be manifesting poor sleep health. These can be caused by poor posture, behavioural patterns and sleep ergonomics. I always emphasise the importance of a supportive pillow and mattress, as these can often be the root of musculoskeletal pain that is related to sleep.
What are some of the most common sleep-related issues you encounter in your practice?
The most common sleep-related issues that I encounter in practice are musculoskeletal pain, headaches, stress, and poor physical health.
How do you go about diagnosing and addressing these issues?
I go about diagnosing these issues with specific questioning and a thorough assessment to help identify the root of the issue. Once I can identify the cause, I will address this by treating and discussing with the patient ways in which they can improve upon the issue.
Advice for Better Sleep
- Some of my top tips for improving sleep quality and overall well-being are:
- Adopt and stick to a good sleeping schedule. Sticking to regular sleep patterns and being consistent helps reinforce your body’s sleeping cycle.
- Create an ideal sleeping environment. Ensure that your pillow and mattress are supportive to avoid aches and pains. Disconnect from electronics at least 3030 minutes before going to bed. Turn off all artificial light.
- Be physically active. This helps regulate your body’s energy and temperate levels, helping to promote solid sleep.