‘Active 10’ Campaign

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in News | Comments Off on ‘Active 10’ Campaign

It’s easier than you think to improve your health. Physical inactivity is a major cause of disease and disability for adults, but a brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. A new Public Health England campaign, Active 10, is encouraging people to steadily increase their exercise each day.   Each 10 minutes of exercise is known as an ‘Active 10’. Brisk walking is one example, but just walking at a faster pace to get your heart pumping, you are taking steps to improve your health. Start with a 10-minute brisk walk every day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.   It’s easier than you’d think to start making small improvements to your health, so why not start today? The active 10 campaign has an app, available on android or iphone, to help you monitor your activity, as well as advice and support at...

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It’s Backcare awareness week! 2nd-6th October

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in News | Comments Off on It’s Backcare awareness week! 2nd-6th October

This week is Backcare awareness week. Here are Backcare, the charity for healthier backs, top 10 tips for back pain. 1. Exercise your back regularly – walking, swimming (especially back stroke) and using exercise bikes are all excellent to strengthen your back muscles but anything that you enjoy and helps you keep active will be beneficial. 2. Keep active and moving even when you have pain. Gentle walking and stretching will prevent stiffness. Also try to avoid long periods of bed rest as this is counterproductive. 3. Always lift and carry objects close to your body, bend your knees and your hips not your back and never twist and bend at the same time. 4. Try to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle as this will help prevent back pain. Quit smoking as it increases your chances of developing back pain. 5. Use painkillers when pain occurs to allow you to carry on being active. If pain is persistent see your GP as they may be able to prescribe stronger painkillers or investigate further. 6. Consider your work environment. If you work in an office look at your workspace and ways to adapt it to help you manage your back pain. If your work is more manual in nature try to be aware of and work according to health and safety procedures such as manual handling or loading procedures. 7. Try to carry loads in a rucksack and avoid carrying single sling bags. 8. Always try to maintain good posture. Avoid slumping in your chair, hunching over your desk and walking around with your shoulders hunched up. 9. Always use a chair with a back rest and sit with your feet flat on the floor or on a foot rest. Don’t forget to change your sitting position every few minutes. 10. If you do suffer from back pain caused or made worse by being at work, talk to your employer or HR department. They may be able to help you come up with adaptations to your work environment, patterns and activities in order to help you better manage your back pain. Their leaflet can be downloaded here…....

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Ever wondered how acupuncture works?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Ever wondered how acupuncture works?

Have you ever wondered how acupuncture works?   According to research ‘Acupuncture stimulates the body to release it’s own natural pain killers. It also stimulates the release of molecules assocatied with tissue healing and disease resolution.’ Also see...

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Supporting the Yorkshire Yaks!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Supporting the Yorkshire Yaks!

We are delighted to be supporting local charity fundraisers ‘The Yorkshire Yaks’ Over the next few months the team at Bedale Osteopaths will be supporting the Yorkshire Yaks in their quest to raise money for Macmillan Cancer and the Steve Prescott Foundation. The Yorkshire Yaks are planning to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks at the end of this month but this is just in training for the epic Mongol Rally 2017, when they will be taking two battered 15-year-old cars across 20-24 countries, travelling approximately 15,000 miles to Mongolia, ALL completely unassisted! Read on to see why their story has inspired us to support them… In 2015 the Yorkshire Yaks team leader Adam Alderson almost died due to a rare form of cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP).  Adam is a 37 year old guy who only two years ago, was on palliative care, at home, waiting to die. He’d previously undergone chemotherapy, failed surgery and as the PMP had completely engulfed all his abdominal organs, he was in complete intestinal failure. As a last ditch attempt in 2015 he took the brave decision to undergo a multi-organ transplant, that took 30 surgery staff 17 hours, but it was 100% successful. This consisted of the removal of a 10kg tumor along with his stomach, large and small bowel, gallbladder, pancreas, appendix, spleen, abdominal wall and a large portion of his liver. He was then transplanted with multiple abdominal organs. Adam is currently the youngest person in the world to survive the surgery and the world’s first complete success. How you can help Follow their journey on Facebook (The Yorkshire Yaks), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (@yorkshireyaks) You can do your bit by donating at their Virgin Money Giving page:  ...

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Do you feel stiff or sore?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in News, Uncategorised | Comments Off on Do you feel stiff or sore?

Do you feel stiff or sore? Have you noticed that you are feeling less mobile? All too often people are told that symptoms of pain and stiffness are due to age or because of arthritic changes and that there is “nothing” that can be done. Osteopaths help people everyday with age related wear and tear. Many of our patients say that they wished they had known to come to see us sooner but they didn’t realize that osteopathy could help them. Hands on work and the right advice and stretches can make a huge difference. Call us and ask to have a chat with one of our osteopath, find out if you can get moving...

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How many New Years resolutions did you make?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in News | Comments Off on How many New Years resolutions did you make?

January always seems like a good time to take stock and have a fresh start. Getting those aches and pains sorted out, improving diet, improving fitness, giving up or cutting back on alcohol or smoking are often high on the list. is a great website with lots of advice and guidance to help you through your new years resolutions. For those persistent aches and niggles give us a call to see if osteopathy acupuncture or massage might help. Make 2017 your year of well...

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