Tag: osteopathy

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 […]

9 April 2019

Spring = DIY = Injury

As we venture out of hibernation, that list of left over DIY jobs from last year suddenly becomes longer and more urgent, and if you are like most “DIYers”, the tasks you are about to take on will be very different from your normal day to day activity. So it’s important to realise that your […]

22 March 2019

Is back pain taking control of your life?

Many people experience aches and pains in the back and neck on a daily basis. Going to bed with pain and waking up stiff and achy the next morning becomes common place when day to day activity dictates prolonged static postures, such as desk based work, driving jobs and hairdressing or prolonged repetitive activity such […]