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Tag: osteopathy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 January 2020

How to stay injury free this ski season with Osteopathy

It’s that time of the year when you might be lucky enough to be preparing for your ski holiday.  Now that Christmas is out of the way, your training can start in earnest.  In this blog I will explain how Osteopathy could help you stay injury free and will give you my top 5 exercises for ski […]

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 […]

20 August 2019

Why sleep is good for you?

Did you know we spend about a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is essential, alongside eating and breathing and plays a vital role in good health and well-being. One in three of us suffers from poor sleep and as we age the prevalence of sleep disorders increases. Sleep and health are strongly related. By […]

28 July 2019

The Cranial Osteopath: Treating babies

There are many reasons why parents bring their babies to a Cranial Osteopath like Giulia Bonetto at the Bodyfix Clinic. Difficult delivery: Babies delivered using forceps or ventouse can cause tension in a baby’s head. This can result in a cone head or even bruising from the forceps. Babies can show their discomfort by crying, […]

11 June 2019

Psoas: The most important muscle you’ve probably never heard of ….

The psoas or Iliopsoas muscle, to give it its full name, is a muscle that lies deep within the abdomen. It is the major link between the upper thorax and the lower body and becomes chronically overworked, weak and tight through long periods of sitting at work.  This can, in turn cause, amongst other things, lower […]