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Exercises for people working from home

Here a few of my favourite exercises for you whilst you are working from home. These are from Rehab My Patient which I use to give my patients access to videos and advice on how to do the exercises I prescribe.Stretching your neckBend your neck forwards, and then side-bend your neck by taking your left ear towards your left shoulder. Hold on to a chair to make the stretch stronger. ...
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Self Isolating or Social Distancing & Working from Home

For some working from home has been an option for many years and they have an appropriate work space and a good desk set up. For others this is the first time that they have had to work from home. Hopefully the following tips and advice will minimise the impact on your home life and make work slightly more comfortableWhere to work?If at all possible a separate room that you can use t...
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Telehealth Consultations

In self isolation or socially distancing - and in pain? I can still help!Free 10 minute advice call.I am the end of the phone for advice (you all know how much I like to chat) – book a free 10 minute call anytime. 07474521329.Please be aware I may need to call you back when the kids aren't screaming in my ear, so we can have a private chatThis is an advice call for, I won't be a...
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Coronavirus – COVID 19

For information on how Blackfen Osteopathy can help please read our blog on Telehealth ConsultationsGovernment Advice & DirectivesTaken from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreadingEveryone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:shopping for bas...
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Avoid the pain of Christmas Wrapping – Postural tips

We have all done it, piled the presents around us, popped on our favourite Christmas film or music, grabbed mince pie and a mulled wine or hot chocolate and settled down for a present wrapping session. More often than not all the preparation is about the tools we need to do the job at hand (as well as treats to keep going). However we often forget the main tool we need - our body, & instead ju...
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The health benefits of a dog

 Halo - my exercise buddyThis gorgeous young pup joined us in December from a Greek rescue charity. I apologise to all my patients who have heard all about him, and have had regular updates. We adore him, and have benefited so much since he has joined our family.Getting active with a dogApart from the obvious need to regularly exercise a dog, (most need at least ha...
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Tips for Older Adults with Back Pain

Back Care Awareness Week - Tips for Older Adults For those of you who read my previous blog you will know that there is a lack of awareness of the impact back pain on older adults, its causes and the best management approaches. I promised I would write more about this, this week, so here we go. I am focusing on tips to help you manage your back pain as that is why I am sure most of you have found...
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National Gardening Week 30th April – 6th May – Health Benefits of Gardening

For some people gardening is a passion, for others it is a chore that gets put off until it really has to be done. However the satisfaction and sense of well being at the end of a hard day doesn't just come from looking at a tidy garden, but also from having spent time outside engaging in physical activity. There are many benefits that come from gardening, however the benefits for health are not a...
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National Gardening Week 30th April – 6th May – Tips To Stay Fit Whilst Gardening

Unseasonal weather over the last few weeks, an early short summer burst, followed by a significant drop in temperature, torrential rain, and a forecasted upturn in the weather over the Bank Holiday weekend, has led to truly British conversations this week in clinic - all about the weather and the speed the weeds are growing. So many of my patients are off to garden centres over the next few days, ...
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Just Play. Have Fun. Enjoy the Game.

The above quote is one from Michael Jordan. Over the years I have played hundreds of games of hockey, most of which I can say I enjoyed, many of which were fun. But there were few I "just played". There was always a competitive edge. Robin Gollan Memorial Trophy Fun This weekend the kids and I wrapped up warm and cycled over to the Burnt Ash Hockey Club to support my partner and his old Wellcome...
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