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 …

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poor sitting posture

Recent news reports have claimed that ‘sitting is the new smoking’ but why is sitting considered to be so bad for you? Research has found that adults of a working age are sedentary for an average of 9.5 hours a day. Sedentary behaviour increases with age, with adults aged over 75 averaging at 11 hours a day (British Heart Foundation). …

RICE for injuries

Relative rest: The first thing to do if you feel pain is to reduce the offending activity pain is usually your body’s way of telling you that there is something wrong that needs your attention. It can be normal to feel a little sore after exercises for a day or two, but if it is more than this, pushing through …