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Category: Osteopathy

14 October 2020

Spotlight on Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease process that causes weakening of the bones, making them fragile and more prone to fracture as result of a minor bump or fall. It is so common that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture after the age of 50. Our […]

1 September 2020

IT Band Syndrome: Why does my outside knee hurt?

IT Band Syndrome Explained: During the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us have found renewed commitment to staying fit. Some of us are running or cycling more frequently than before and some have taken it up again after not having cycled or run in years. If you happen to be one of them, perhaps you are […]

1 September 2020

Working From Home (WFH): The New Normal

Hasn’t 2020 been a very strange year for us all! We’ve had to make big changes to our working lives as well as our personal lives. Working from home is now not only the “new normal”; but something many of us may continue to do for the foreseeable future. That long commute into the office […]

24 August 2020

Tennis and Golfers’ Elbow: Management

Tennis and golfers’ elbow are both a form of tendinitis (also known as a ‘tendinopathy’) What is it? Typically an overuse or overload injury which chronically stresses the tendon, felt in the upper forearm/elbow region. Tennis elbow refers to pain felt on the outside border of the forearm and elbow. Golfers’ elbow refers to pain […]

21 August 2020

Spotlight on Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that results in widespread joint and muscle pain with tenderness to touch and joint stiffness. Symptoms can come and go and present in different parts of the body at different times. Fibromyalgia can also cause fatigue, sleep, mood and memory issues. Patients with the condition are at […]

9 June 2020

Headaches: Can Osteopathy Help

Headaches are a common health problem and one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. They can be either chronic or episodic in nature, with approximately 50% of adults globally experiencing at least one headache per year and up to 4% being affected more than 15 days each month (World Health Organisation, 2016). […]

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 […]

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 […]