May 8, 2019

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction In Pregnancy

Pelvic floor muscles are at risk of becoming weakened both during pregnancy and when a traumatic or prolonged delivery takes place. It is estimated injuries to the levator ani muscle (LAM) which is fundamental in pelvic organ support occur in 13-36% of pregnant women who […]
January 31, 2019

Benefits Of Exercise In The Ageing Population

Until recently, it was simply accepted that we become frail and lose muscle mass as we age. However, recent studies which looked at athletes in their 70’s and 80’s found that they had similar muscle mass as athletes in their 40’s. It is now widely […]
October 20, 2018

Osteopath vs Chiropractor

What is the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath? This is a very commonly asked question when people are considering seeking some alternative health and wellness advice for a variety of conditions ranging from back and neck pain through to sports injuries. Often the […]
July 18, 2018

Osteopathy And Sports Injuries

Osteopaths are now being used more and more by high-level sporting professionals and teams to address their sports injuries. In this year’s World Cup, the England Soccer team brought their own dedicated osteopath along with them to Russia. Osteopaths have even been seen pitchside at […]
June 10, 2018
Knee Pain

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

Osteopaths love to treat knee pain! Why? Because a lot of the time the pain is not solely coming from your knee joint! Therefore, a thorough examination of your entire spine and joints is required, to figure out where the pain is coming from, and […]
April 7, 2018

The Importance of Addressing Pain Promptly

Everyone experiences acute pain at some stage in their life. You can easily hurt your back gardening or sprain your ankle running. Most acute pain settles down very quickly, either by itself or with treatment, and should generally be fully healed within 12 weeks, as […]
March 22, 2018

Can Osteopathy Help Headaches?

Headaches are often considered “just something you have to put up with”, they come and they go, occasionally lingering for days, or reoccurring on a somewhat regular basis. Most people seek headache relief through over-the-counter pain medication, however this only provides a temporary form of […]
November 15, 2017

Osteopathy For Babies, Infants And Children

Non-invasive, gentle and calming, it is easy to see why osteopathic treatment for children and babies is a very popular form of natural health care. Used in conjunction with your Midwife, General Practitioner or Paediatrician, Osteopathy can assist in improving alignment and function within the […]
August 20, 2017

6 Tips To Help With Your Back Pain

Back pain is a very common condition, which can affect over 90% of the population at some time in their lives. It can have a serious impact on patients’ everyday activities. However, most patients recover from back pain in a number of weeks. It is […]
July 9, 2019
osteopathy and Plantar Fascitis

6 Tips To Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term used to describe inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot between the heel and toes. This inflammation can be a very painful condition, lasting months and even longer […]
January 26, 2017
Pregnancy and Back Pain

Pregnancy and Low Back Pain

Low back pain during pregnancy can be very distressing and should not be ignored as a normal part of pregnancy.  Approximately 50-80% of pregnant women report low back pain at some stage during their pregnancy. However, only about 50% of women seek treatment for their […]
November 27, 2016

Exercise for Acute Low Back Pain

Here is a great exercise you can do if you have hurt your back and are in acute low back pain. It’s a simple knee hug and involves bringing your knees to your chest, in an oscillatory manner, in order to pump some fresh blood […]
October 30, 2016

Promoting Good Bone Health in Children and Teenagers

The promotion of good bone health in children and teenagers is exceptionally important as there is a limited window of development in your child’s life, where healthy bone is developed, laying the foundation for future bone health in adults. In fact, poor bone health development […]
April 16, 2016

Pregnant And In Pain…Can Osteopathy Help??

One of the most rewarding aspects of being an Osteopath is the opportunity to help a pregnant lady in pain, and to assist her throughout pregnancy.  Pregnancy can be an amazing experience, but it also brings with it some challenges and various levels of discomfort […]
April 10, 2016

Pilates Exercises For Core Strengthening

Here is a link to some beginners pilates for core strengthening. The teacher provides excellent instruction!  If you are suffering from injury or back pain, always consult your osteopath or other medical provider before beginning any stretching/strengthening/ mobilisation programme.  These exercises may not be suitable for […]

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