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13 February 2024

Managing Plantar Fasciitis: An Osteopathic Approach

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that patients often bring to clinic with complaints of heel pain, especially noticeable in the morning or after rest. It occurs due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. While conventional treatments like rest, stretching, and orthotics are [...]

12 January 2024

A new approach to post natal care. What is the Mummy MOT?

Being a Mum is an incredible journey. It is marked by love and profound transformations. But the physical toll from pregnancy and birth can often go underestimated. In postnatal care, the Mummy MOT emerges as a groundbreaking concept. It offers a comprehensive solution to address the unique challenges faced by new mothers. It was first […]

9 January 2024

Why should I have a sports massage? I’m not sporty!!

Don’t let the name fool you! Contrary to popular belief sports massage isn’t just reserved for international athletes. It can be use used by ‘Average Joe’s and Joannes’ too. Here I want to highlight my top 5 reasons why you should book in for a sports massage this week. It’ll make you feel better!  Ultimately, isn’t [...]

14 December 2023

Prosecco: The party season and your bladder

Yikes! it’s December already and that means we are well into party season!!  We might be drinking a little more prosecco, champagne and white wine.  On one had that sounds great but for some of us our bladder really doesn’t like the white fizzy drinks or sadly, alcohol in general.  So how can we help manage them over […]

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 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. […]

2 February 2023

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 be fully understood.  Frozen shoulder is […]

18 January 2023

The benefits of Magnesium Salts: Bath and Body

Formerly the preserve of hard training athletes, but now embraced by a number of celebrities, magnesium baths have been popular over the long lock-down winter. Fortunately, the potential benefits of magnesium are open to all with or without a bath, or time for a long soak…! What does magnesium do? Magnesium is both a mineral […]

12 March 2021

Tummy gap after pregnancy?

I can feel a gap in my tummy muscles.  What is it? The medical term for tummy gap is “diastasis recti” and is a really common post natal condition.  About two out three post natal mums will have some degree of separation of their stomach muscles.  It is a widening of the two sets of rectus abdominis muscles […]

10 March 2021

The Benefits of Using a Foam Roller during “Lockdown”

During this time it must feel like a waiting game for when the next sports massage may be available.  Our muscles will be feeling tight and tender without the regular sports massage. There is an alternative we can use in the interim by the means of a foam roller.  Read on and watch my videos to see […]