Full assessment, preparation of your Personal Prescription Plan and support in carrying out our recommendations can also be achieved online via Skype consultations. Please contact us for more information.

Neurologists say that if they can treat a stroke victim within 3 hours, the effects of a stroke can be reversed - often totally.  Neurologists say that the trick is to get a stroke recognised/diagnosed and then get the patient medically cared for within 3 hours.


If you suspect that someone is having a stroke act FAST

With over 150,000 people in the UK having a stroke every year, it is imperative that people can recognise a stroke when it's happening and take prompt action.

Change position or activity at least every hour

Take regular exercise that you enjoy

During repetitive tasks: vary rhythm and take frequent breaks

On long journeys adjust car seats and take regular breaks to stretch and move around for a short time

Pace yourself with heavy work and take care when lifting

Watch your children’s posture - they shouldn’t spend too long at a computer or carry bags on one shoulder.

During pregnancy, osteopathy can help your body to adjust to the changes taking place

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(bruising, sprains, strains)

Remember PRICE

Protect from further injury

Rest stay calm, lying down is usually best, wait for any spasm to subside

Ice apply anything cold for 10 minutes

Compression use a support bandage or cushions if needed

Elevate an injured limb to reduce swelling

Hip Pain

Knee Pain

Ankle Injuries

Shoulder Pain

Elbow Injuries

Arm & Wrist Pain

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Hand and Finger Pain

Thumb Injuries

What is FAST?

FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke:

Facial weakness - can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?

Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms?

Speech problems - can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?

Time to call 999.

If the person has failed any one of these tests, you must call 999. Stroke is a medical emergency and by calling 999 you can help someone reach hospital quickly and receive the early treatment they need.

Recognising a Stroke


How to Avoid Injury

Back Pain & Injuries

Joint Pain & Injuries

Help & Advice

Back Pain & Posture

Work & Driving

Sports Injuries

Mothers & Babies

As you get older

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

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  Residential Neurological Integration System (NIS) Retreats

Your health retreat is led by an experienced naturopath and osteopath.   This means that we can cater for all levels of fitness and ability, including clients with injuries or disabilities.   This is a unique opportunity to use the Neurological Integration System on a residential retreat holiday.  Issues brought to light by the system can be effectively addressed using naturopathic and osteopathic treatment as required during your stay.

Daily consultations and treatment using this unique combination of biometric tests and genotype assessments  help you discover the best type of exercise, fitness programme and nutrition plan for you, both in the short-term while you are recovering or rehabilitating, and for your long term health.

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Including dedicated pages on back pain, sports injuries, hydrotherapy and Acute Injury Care.

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Fit-to-Live Health & Fitness Retreats use naturopathic medicine and the Neurological Integration System to help you optimise your health and fitness.

Whatever your aim: rehabilitate after injury or illness, weight loss, improve health and fight chronic illness, to get prepared for pregnancy, or simply to relax and re-charge.

More About La Gaitrie Retreats

Set in the beautiful Charente-Maritime countryside of western France, amongst forest, vineyards and sunflower fields, our aim is to enable everyone to have the knowledge and motivation to realise your full potential and perform to your best ability whether that be at work in an office environment, in your hobbies, as a parent or as an athlete.


Can NIS help me?

NIS Treatment

About NIS

Scientific Background of NIS

Initial health status, fitness and functional & biomechanical assessments

Neurological Integration System assessment

Individual Nutritional, Exercise & Lifestyle Plan

Teach the principles of healthy living and aid understanding of your own health & fitness

End of course Re-assessment

Continuing Support Plan