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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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Feeling like nothing is moving quite as it should?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in News, Uncategorised | Comments Off on Feeling like nothing is moving quite as it should?

  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 realise that osteopathy could help them. Hands on work and the right advice and stretches can make a huge difference. Call us on 01677 425858 and ask to have a chat with one of our osteopaths. Find out if you can get moving...

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Osteoporosis awareness and prevention

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in News, Osteopathy, Resources, Uncategorised | Comments Off on Osteoporosis awareness and prevention

May is osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month Osteoporosis is a condition in which the usually strong support struts that make up the inside of most bones becomes thinner, which can lead to bones becoming fragile and breaking easily, resulting in pain and disability. It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis. In the UK, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will fracture a bone, mainly due to poor bone health. Many people living with osteoporosis are unaware that they have fragile bones until they have a fracture because osteoporosis is often a silent condition, giving no pain or other symptoms to alert you to the fact until the worst happens. Those that smoke or drink in excess of the recommended daily alcohol intake are at greater risk, but gender, genetics, age, race and low body weight are all contributing factors. However, it’s not all doom and gloom! There is a lot you can do to prevent the condition, and to reduce your chance of breaking a bone if you do get it. Your osteopath can advise you on exercises and can even help to screen you for the condition using a special online screening tool called the FRAX questionnaire and can give you dietary, exercise and lifestyle advice to help manage your risk factors to reduce the impact of the condition on your lifestyle. To find out more about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, contact the National Osteoporosis Society via their confidential helpline (0808 800 0035) or by visiting their website at:...

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Christmas Time!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in News, Uncategorised | Comments Off on Christmas Time!

The festive season is upon us once more! Don’t forget you can book online or leave a message on our answer phone if you need to book an appointment outside of reception opening times. CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES Monday 21st 9:00am – 5:30pm Tuesday 22nd 9:00am – 2:00pm Wednesday 23rd 9:00am – 6:00pm Thursday 24th Closed Friday 25th Closed Monday 28thClosed Tuesday 29th 9:00am – 2:00pm Wednesday 30th Closed Thursday 31st 10:00am – 3:30pm Friday 1st Closed Monday the 4th January back to normal! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New...

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Pain whilst breastfeeding?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in News, Osteopathy, Uncategorised | Comments Off on Pain whilst breastfeeding?

Many new mums really struggle with neck, shoulder or low back pain. It is all too easy to become stuck in an uncomfortable position for long periods of time, especially in the early days when there is a great deal of time spent feeding your baby and your body is still healing. The following tips may help you: Sit in a well supported chair – make sure you are nicely positioned with your legs relaxed and lower back supported. Use lots of pillows! You can use pillows for support under your baby, under your supporting arm, behind your lower back, wherever you need them. Make sure your  baby is well supported and that you are not taking the full weight so that you can remain comfortable if you are there fro a while. Try not to strain your neck – if you continually look down you will become uncomfortable. Try gentle neck movements from side to side, to help prevent neck tension. Relax your arms and shoulders- if you find yourself tensing take slow deep breathes to help your body release tension, your baby will feel more comfortable if you are relaxed. Take your time – Often we rush because the baby is crying and end up perched on the edge of the seat for a “quick feed” and 30 minutes later we are still there! You may not find a comfortable position immediately, take time to ensure that you are both relaxed and supported. If you are concerned or suffering with neck or back aches and pains following the birth of your child we may be able to help. Massage, stretching and gentle exercises can relieve the aches and pains associated with postural tension. If you need some advice contact the clinic on 01677 425858 and one of our osteopaths will be happy to talk to you to see if we can offer any help. Useful websites https://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/breastfeeding-positions...

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Use it or Lose it!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in News, Osteopathy, Uncategorised | Comments Off on Use it or Lose it!

As we get older our joints begin to stiffen  and it appears that the old adage use it or lose it is true! Many studies are now showing that the best way of dealing with osteoarthritic pain from joints is to exercise the area. How does exercising my sore joint help? When a joint is sore and stiff we tend to protect it and use it less. This can lead to muscle wasting and an inability to use the joint fully so a vicious circle of pain and weakness can begin. How can I help myself? If you have a painful or stiff joints consider the following tips: Exercise : Everyone can exercise, you just need to find the level of activity that suits you. we can advise if you need guidance. Start gently and gradually build up your level of exercise over a long period of time to reduce the risk of injury. Breathe! Lie on the bed with your knees bent and a comfortable pillow under your neck and try 5 slow deep breathes. The act of lying down allows your muscles to take a quick break and breathing can aid that relaxation. Be more active around the house, stand rather than sit. Housework, gardening, an evening stroll, dance, take the stairs, park the car a bit further away from your destination, wave your arms in the air! Anything that moves you about will increase your pulse rate and use energy improve fitness and increase joint mobility. Watch your weight: Weight is a factor in hip knee and low back pain. Often a lack of exercise due to pain does not help attempts at keeping down weight. However walking, swimming and cycling or an exercise bike all help the lungs and heart and can be used to burn fat. Swimming is particularly good for strengthening sore joints. Osteopathy, acupuncture and massage can all be of use in addressing the aches pains and stiffness of the joints helping to relax muscles and gently encouraging joint mobility. Call us if you want to speak to someone about your aches and pains and see if we can get you moving...

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