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An Osteopaths Approach to Back Pain

Did you know that an osteopath can help to ease back pain?  Back pain is given lots of names …. sciatica, lumbago, a slipped disc, muscle spasms to name but a few.  This can be confusing – especially when you are looking for help for your back pain.  Osteopaths believe it is important to work out exactly what is going wrong. read more…

First Aid for Back Injuries

When an injury first happens it can be very worrying.  You are scared how much pain you are in and how difficult it is to move about.  You may receive conflicting advice from well wishing friends and family members.  Should you rest?  Should you have a hot bath?   Below are some common pieces of advice we give to patients who are in acute pain.  read more…

Knitting Stresses – and what to do about them

We’re not talking about dropped stitches but the sorts of aches and pains that can occur when you’ve immersed yourself in your latest work-in-progress.  Repetitive Strain Injury, or RSI, is a more general term for conditions of the arms, wrists, neck, shoulders and/or back caused by repeatedly performing a motion like knitting or crocheting read more…

12 Best Foods for Arthritis

Fish, soy. oils, cherries, dairy, broccoli, green tea, citrus, whole grains, beans, garlic and nuts.  Want to know more?

Osteopathy and the Pain of Arthritis

How can osteopathic treatment help?  Whilst we cannot turn back the clock, nor can our treatment repair joint and cartilage damage, our ‘hands on’ approach can help to ease the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.  By gently stretching and massaging the painful, knotted muscles and easing movement back into stiff joints, we hope to reduce your pain and get you back doing the activities you like to do.  read more…

Balancing Act

Everyone knows how important it is for general health to keep moving.  A walk a day keeps the osteopath away!  However, when your balance starts to wobble even everyday activities, such as getting up out of a chair and setting off walking across a room can become a problem.  So how do you get around this? read more…

Pill Popping?  Could this be causing your headache?

There are a number of different types of headaches and some can have a huge impact on daily life.  However, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), more than one million people in Britain could be suffering from headaches because of the painkillers they are taking.  read more...

Hints and Tips for Healthy Gardening

Q: Are you green fingered but always end up with aches and pains?  Q: Are you concerned about taking time off work with a bad back?  Q: Are your aches and pains interfering with everyday life?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then read on for some helpful hints and tips  read more…

Desk Ergonomics – Are you sitting comfortably?

Do you spend hours sitting at a desk? Do you have to ‘hot desk’ and get aches and pains as a result?  Did you know that by making small adjustments in your desk set up you can make a huge positive impact on your body?  We often ask patients to get a colleague to take a picture of you sitting at your desk when you are not aware. This gives us a good indication if you are sitting correctly and where improvements can be made.  Correcting your desk set up is easy!  There are just 3 steps.

Tips to help neck pain

myofascial trigger point which is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle.  Trigger points are often the cause of chronic muscle pain but there is something you can do to help yourself.  read more…

Help for Headaches

Do you suffer with headaches?  Are you getting tension at the back of your head? Or around your forehead? Well, you are not alone.  We commonly treat patients with these symptoms.  Headaches can arise as a result of poor posture especially if you have been spending a lot of hours at a desk.  One quick thing to check is whether your desk is set up correctly for you.  read more…