Category: News

Starting your own private clinic

Taking the jump into the private sector as an independent clinician can be daunting. In this blog I will discuss some of the issues I faced as a woman establishing a clinic in London. Since 2014, I have been head of a successful physiotherapy company.  This has expanded into two permanent clinics as well as providing home visits to a variety of patients. Setting up this company was a huge leap, as I was previously working in the comfort of the NHS and a private hospital, with senior staff above who would manage the responsibilities of the organisation. Now...

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IWIM next networking event – 14th Nov

IWIM will be holding our next networking event on the 14th November at the Sloane Club in London – from 6.30pm to 9.30pm This month we will be joined by Michaela Jedinak, a personal stylist, designer and fashion entrepreneur. Michaela will show you how to look immaculate, but comfortable, despite the stresses of medical practice – Looking amazing in our profession counts for a lot, find out why and how! Michaela will be talking about starting up her fashion label in 2013 and her range of experiences from the fashion, media and design industries in London, New York, Milan and Prague.  Previously...

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Not all calories are equal

The time has come to move on from the out-dated and frankly, unhelpful practice of counting calories. The concept of energy in = energy out may work in a scientific experiment but there are so many complex variables when it comes to how we digest different foods and how each individual metabolises foods, making the simplistic idea of calorie counting as a means to control weight an utter nonsense. What this method does do, is offer a sense of control – having tangible guidelines for creating boundaries around what and how much to eat provides great comfort to many...

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The power of gut bacteria

Gut Bacteria This is such an exciting time for nutritional science, especially in the field of the gut microbiome (gut bacteria) because current research has found that the gut bacteria has an influence over so much more than immune function and digestion. The quality and variety of bacteria that live in our gut has been shown to be directly associated with mental health illnesses, weight problems, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory responses and a whole host of other chronic diseases. It is even being suggested that our gut bacteria have an influence over the expression of our human genes, conferring...

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