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28 April 2020

Shoulder mobility- do you have scapula rhythm?

The shoulder is a complex structure.  It is made up of 3 joints that allow us a great deal of movement.  The biggest of these is a ball and socket joint, similar to the hip joint, but with a few differences.  The socket is a lot shallower than the hip, this is to allow for more range […]

21 April 2020

Good footwear….the key to pain free feet.

The right footwear is important to daily life. Footwear is often a big contributing factor to foot problems. In some cases, changing your footwear is the only treatment you will need for pain free feet. A good shoe is not the same thing as an expensive shoe. Features of a good shoe Good fastening A […]

20 April 2020

VLOG: Chair Based Exercise Part 3 Hips and Legs

Chair based exercise is safe and allows you to feel supported whilst still being able to work the muscles and joints through certain ranges of movement. There are three parts to the exercise plan this final part is aimed at the hips and legs. A print out of the exercises are available and can be […]

15 April 2020

“Im all knotted up!”: Myofascial Trigger Points

What are muscle ‘knots’ or myofascial trigger points, how do they develop and what can you do… Have you ever experienced a tender lumpy sensation under your skin and thought to yourself: what is that? How did that get there? Or maybe you have attended a session with one of our osteopaths or massage therapist […]

14 April 2020

VLOG: Chair Based Exercise Part 2 Upper and Lower Back

Chair based exercise is safe and allows you to feel supported whilst still being able to work the muscles and joints through certain ranges of movement. There are three parts to the exercise plan this second part is aimed at the upper and lower back. A print out of the exercises are available and can […]

9 April 2020

Treatment of Hallux Valgus (Bunions)

What is it? Hallux Valgus, commonly known as Bunions, is where the big toe excessively angles (>15 degrees) towards the rest of the toes. See the xray. This can lead to a bony lump on the side of the foot and osteoarthritic changes to the joint. You can sometimes get an overlaying bursa (sac of […]

8 April 2020

VLOG: Chair Based Exercise Part 1 Neck and Shoulders

I wanted to create a set of chair based exercises for the less mobile person, who might be stuck at home in isolation, recovering from illness or suffering with stiffness from arthritis. Chair based exercise is safe and allows you to feel supported whilst still being able to work the muscles and joints through certain […]

8 April 2020

Frozen Shoulder-what is it and can Osteopathy help?

What is it? The term Frozen Shoulder was first used in 1934 by Dr Codman.  He stated that ‘the entity is difficult to define, difficult to treat and difficult to explain from the point of view of pathology.  Even in the 86 years since he said that it is still to fully understood.  Frozen shoulder is now […]

3 April 2020

Jaw pain and Osteopathy.

Can Osteopathy help with pain in the jaw? For me, the jaw is a very interesting area of the body.  For such a small joint, it is one of our most used.  It is busy throughout the day whilst talking and eating. And if you grind your teeth at night, there is no rest for it then […]

1 April 2020

Looking after your feet and preventing dry skin.

Skin is the largest organ in the body and offers a protective barrier against the outside environment. When intact, it is a waterproof, smooth, flexible and protective layer. However, dry skin can become cracked. This compromises the protective barrier and can leave you open to infection. Dry skin can create micro splits and fissures allowing […]