Richard Foster


Colchester, Hintlesham

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July 2014

Masters in Osteopathy (MOst)


June 2004

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science


About Me

Biology was always my favourite subject at school. It fascinated me to learn about the inherent intelligence found with in, and later on, studying osteopathy really helped to solidify an understanding of this. The body is the best bit of kit out there, and the beauty is we all have one. It is very intelligent and never "goes wrong" just does it's best with what it has got. Osteopathy is known for working with the body to help prevent or restore a healthy state, which is something that resonates with me. In particular, my interest in the Classical approach, allows me to work on the nervous system to reduce the effects of stress. Having done a variety of jobs, osteopathy is the one which has given me most job satisfaction. Listening to the stories of peoples bodies, and being part of the change is a humbling and exciting experience.


1 year ago

Nice article Tom,
I must admit i am guilty of braving the slopes with no real foresight to my condition. Some good advice and simple to follow instructions.
Any avid skiers out there will know how much you ache when coming off the slopes at the end of the day, so anything to help with this deserves attention.

1 year ago

Hi Rosie, Great article on stress and nutrition. Very informative.
This article links nicely with my stress article on here "Stress-The Silent Killer", and how osteopathy can help.
Have a read and let me know what you think.
I think the two articles compliment each other very well.

1 year ago

Yes, I agree with Matt. Most people focus of conditioning and flexibility when getting ski fit, and balance is often overlooked. Great advice

1 year ago

Mmmmm, I love peanut butter. How about cashew butter. Can we use that?

1 year ago

1 year ago

Great advice. The last thing you want is to get injured after the first few days on your ski trip.....or on any day for that matter!


Richard Foster

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Ankle Sprains and Compensations

Like with most body parts, one can take the ankle for granted until pain or injury draws your attention to it. However when things are pain free and running smoothly, then it generally isn’t given a...

Richard Foster

4 min read

Common Ski Injuries

As the clocks go back and the nights draw in, the more active of us may be turning our minds to venture off into the slopes for snow-based fun. With the start of the ski season upon us, the more...

Richard Foster

12 min read

Desk Jockeys

Yes you! You know who you are. Sitting at your desk 8hrs a day, 5 days a week, getting up for the occasional toilet break or for something to eat. Not that there is anything wrong with this, in fact I...

Richard Foster

6 min read

Stress - The Silent Killer

What’s all the fuss about? We all get stressed from time to time don’t we? But with stress being labeled the silent killer, should we be more worried? Put simply, yes. However, It is worth...