4 common running injuries

Running is one of the most popular forms of fitness, with Spring upon us and this weekend seeing the London Marathon it is the mostly likely time to see running injuries for both amateurs and professionals alike. Despite the risk factors, running has many positive aspects and is a great way to get fit. Running: Improves circulatory & cardio-vascular fitness …

What is sciatica?

Sciatica generally presents itself as symptomatic pain which radiates from the lower back, into the buttock and down the back of the thigh which causes great discomfort, weakness and often numbness or tingling that can extend right down to the feet and toes. The pain can be sharp and debilitating and can increase when seated. It usually appears on just …

Preventing a fall in the snow & ice

preventing falls in winter

Staying safe during the cold snap As temperatures plummet this week and we are faced with our first snowfall of the winter, we are also at increased risk of injury through falling and slipping. Cracked ribs, broken wrists, twisted ankles, broken hips and many bumps and bruises are likely if the correct measures are not taken to try and avoid …

Move to improve your pelvic floor

womens health, pelvic floor function,

Your pelvic floor needs movement to function well.  With most of us now experiencing a sedentary lifestyle pelvic floor muscles have gone soft too.  It’s a muscle after all and it needs to be exercised to keep in working at optimal performance. It’s vital to keep active, stay fit, move well and get the maximum benefit of a fully functioning …

Happy Feet

Foot health happy feet

At a time when we are all obsessing about mindfulness and quietening our minds, we are in danger of neglecting the very area that supports us physically and roots us to the ground. Our feet. Toe the line We rely on them for all our activities whether we are an athlete or just popping to the shops.  We need to …

Is Physiotherapy or Osteopathy the right treatment path for you?

Physiotherapy or osteotherapy treatment path

At this time of year we are often running on empty after a busy year juggling work, family and other commitments.  We are prone to more illnesses and accept when the colds and flu season comes by, like an uninvited guest, making their annual visit. Along with the darker nights and colder days our bodies start to feel the niggles …

Why cycling really is better for our health

Active commuting has been recommended as a practical way of incorporating more physical activity into our daily lives. Cycling to work is one such activity which is believed to be so beneficial it is now being hailed as a ‘wonder drug’. Imagine that, a drug that reduces the risk of people developing heart disease and cancers. One that can cut …

Integrated approach to Pain?

What is Pain? Pain is very much a unique and personal experience which can be influenced by your beliefs, past experiences, emotions, culture and many other factors. It is the brain’s ‘perception of the threat to the body’. Each part of your body contains many sensors that constantly send messages to the brain with information about the current state of …

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and is common in peopled aged 40-60. Those that are affected are generally people who are required to stand for long periods of time, walk or run on hard surfaces, either through sport or occupation and for the overweight. What causes it? Not stretching out your calf muscles …

Osteopaths Top 10 Tips for Back Pain

Osteopath back pain tips

With the approaching summer energy and the engagement of increased out door activities don’t forget to look after your backs. Here is a short list of tips on how to look after your back from our Osteopath. If you are currently in pain, its best to address the problem sooner rather than later. Don’t forget we offer a free back check …