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Category: Osteopathy

23 February 2024

Unlocking A Better Golf Swing. How Osteopathy Can Be Your New Golf Buddy

If you are reading this, I am guessing you are a golfer. If you are like most golf enthusiasts, you are constantly looking for ways to improve your Golf Swing.  But have you ever considered osteopathy and how it could benefit you? When playing golf you will use nearly every muscle and joint in the body. […]

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 [...]

6 February 2024

Can Osteopathy help Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players. It can affect anyone doing repetitive arm movements. The medical name is Lateral Epicondylitis (L.E.) and it can last for 3 months or beyond. What is Tennis Elbow? It is small micro-tears of a muscle going from your elbow to your wrist. Patients often tell me that L.E. […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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. […]

31 May 2023

The benefits of using a Sauna.

I didn’t used to like using the Sauna. Too hot for me!! But recently I have suffered with Sinusitis (blocked nose/ headaches) and I heard that heat can help. So I thought I would do a bit more research about saunas and write a blog for you. Saunas have been used for centuries as a […]