17 October 2023

Proper Desk Posture: For Health and Productivity

In our modern world, where many of us spend hours working at desks, it's all too easy to find ourselves hunched over, straining our necks, and slumping in our chairs. Poor desk posture not only leads to discomfort and pain but can also impact our productivity and overall well-being. So, let's dive into the art [...]

16 October 2023

Plagiocephaly: How to manage from an Osteopathic Perspective

As a cranial osteopath, I often find myself addressing concerns from parents about their infants displaying a “flat head”, a flattening or misshaping of the skull known as plagiocephaly. I’m passionate about helping parents understand that there’s plenty of hope and positive action to take. Recognising the signs early can be a springboard to ensure a [...]

14 October 2023

The Benefits of Sports Massage

  Sports massage is a highly regarded practice that is supported by research and offers numerous advantages for individuals engaged in athletic activities. Here are some of the key benefits of sports massage, backed by scientific evidence:   Improved Blood Circulation:   Sports massage involves expert manipulation of muscles, which leads to increased blood circulation. [...]

4 October 2023

Can you still run or exercise with Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles Tendinitis The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Achilles Tendonitis, which involves inflammation of the tendon, is a common overuse injury in sports. Symptoms include calf and ankle soreness, reduced range of motion, swelling, and warmth. Several factors contribute, such as running on uneven terrain, using worn-out or ill-fitting shoes, [...]

29 August 2023

Masseter muscle- a source of jaw pain?

The masseter muscle is a powerful muscle located in the jaw.  It plays a crucial role in chewing and talking. It connects the lower jaw to the cheekbone. Muscle pain in this muscle can occur for different reasons and is often associated with Temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMD). Here’s how Masseter can cause pain: 1 Muscle tension […]

18 August 2023

Plantar Plate Tears

Are you experiencing chronic pain in the ball of your foot? It could be a plantar plate tear. There can be several causes of pain in this area, aka Metatarsalgia. One of them can be a tear or rupture to the plantar plate. This can cause symptoms of pain and discomfort, especially when walking barefooted. […]

26 July 2023

A bit about me: Vanessa (Osteopath)

Hey there! I’m Vanessa, and I joined the Bodyfix Team back in April 23 as a Sports Massage therapist. But that’s not where my journey ended – I actually went on to get a Master’s degree in Osteopathy from the International College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) in Epsom, Surrey. I used to spend most of […]

5 July 2023

My Journey to Recovery: 3 Weeks Post-Op from a Full Hysterectomy

Hey there, wonderful patients! I hope this blog finds you all in high spirits and feeling fantastic. Today, I wanted to take a moment to give you a friendly update on my recovery journey following my full hysterectomy, that many of you knew was on the horizon. I’m excited to share that everything has been […]

29 June 2023

Women’s Health Osteopathy: Tummy Gap after Child Birth

Hi I’m Eleanor and I am a registered Osteopath and Mummy MOT® Practitioner. I often get asked by my female patients whether the separation in their abdominal muscles after child birth is normal. Actually this separation is referred to as a “tummy gap” or medically known as “diastasis recti” and is frequently experienced by women after giving birth. […]

25 June 2023

Sports Massage for Weekend Warriors: How It Can Help Recreational Athletes Stay Injury-Free

Hey there, weekend warriors! Are you someone who unleashes their inner athlete every weekend, participating in various recreational sports and activities? If so, it’s essential to take care of your body to stay injury-free and perform at your best. That’s where sports massage comes to the rescue! In this blog post, we’ll explore how sports […]