Backcare Awareness

back pain & osteopathy

Backcare Awareness week starts next week and this year the aim is to raise awareness in back pain in older adults. Back pain increases as we age, with low back pain (LBP) being the most common symptom of pain and disability in adults aged 65 and above, and one of the most common reasons for visits to their GP. People …

New exercise regimes and activities for health

The launch of National Fitness Day in the UK is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays; and raises awareness of its importance in helping us all lead healthier and active lifestyles. Autumn is a time for change and brings with it new exercise regimes and activities. There are so many wonderful activities to be inspired by and …

Osteopathy & Sporting Injuries

sporting injuries & osteopathy

Osteopathy clinics are now seeing more sporting injuries than ever before. And not surprisingly sporting professionals are seeking the help of osteopaths around the globe. Osteopaths are being requested to address all manner of sporting injuries for individuals and teams. The England football team took their own osteopath with them to the World Cup this year.Osteopaths have also beeb seen …

5 Common Tennis Injuries

Tennis season is now in full swing, Wimbledon is just a serve away, it’s tempting for those of us not in the world rankings to be inspired and hot foot it to the nearest tennis court, but often at the detriment to their health. Tennis is a wonderful sport and is great for maintaining your health, fitness, strength and agility. It’s …

Sing your pain away

singing pain away

Start singing this weekend & you could sing your pain away It might sound unlikely, but singing can help to reduce pain. Chronic pain is estimated to affect around 14 million people of all ages in England. For some, this impacts greatly on their quality of life causing emotional, psychological and behavioural changes. Many people who suffer with chronic pain also …

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 …