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Category: Neck Pain

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

31 March 2020

Lockdown: Tips to prevent injury in the home or garden

As we try to manage boredom levels during “COVID lockdown”, many of us will focus our time and effort on improving the home or garden. Clearing out sheds, fixing wind damaged fences, sorting out the loft, painting, decorating and many more manual jobs. These are jobs that might normally be allowed to build up, maybe […]

28 January 2020

Bad posture or Upper Crossed Syndrome?

Most of us at some point catch our reflection as we pass by a window and straighten ourselves up after checking out the bad posture! Unfortunately bad posture habits are the ones that die hard. But with a bit of knowledge on why they occur, adaptations in our daily activities or routines can help improve […]

25 October 2019

Pillow Talk: Which pillow is right for you?

A question I get asked a lot in clinic, is which pillow do I recommend for a good nights sleep? Well I’m afraid there is no straight answer; in fact it raises many more questions………. Firstly why are you having bad nights sleep? Are you not able to get off to sleep Are you uncomfortable […]

25 August 2019

What to expect from a trip to an Osteopath at Bodyfix Clinic

As an Osteopath at the Bodyfix Clinic, I understand that booking an appointment could potentially be a worrying or concerning experience because you are unsure about what will happen when the clinic door closes. You may be experiencing lower back pain from sitting at a desk for too long?  You may be experiencing shoulder pain from […]