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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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). …