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What education and training do osteopaths do?

I'm looking forward to catching up with colleagues today when I go back to college to learn more about how the original osteopath Andrew Taylor Still practised osteopathy combining historical, philosophical, and clinical information to practice osteopathic manipulation.Patients often ask me about my training. I trained at the British School of Osteopathy - now called University College...
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Back Care Awareness Week – Tips for improving posture & reducing back pain

A quarter of all children will complain of back or neck pain regularly. This is often due to poor posture, or carrying heavy school bags. If we can encourage them to look after their backs now, then they will be less likely to experience back problems in the future.Children benefit from the fact that generally they heal faster than adults and that they are naturally more active. However it is ...
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Back Care Awareness Week – 2nd – 6th October

Back Pain in Education The annual Back Care Awareness Week, run by BackCare, the UK’s leading charity for those impacted by back or neck pain, is to take place between 2 and 6 October.The theme this year is Back Pain in Education.Back pain is one of the top common causes of absence from work throughout the country. It costs the UK economy around £15 billion every year as over four mil...
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Back to School Tips to Avoid Homework Stress.

Excess energy after school Having had a summer of freedom and activity, now it’s back to routine, rules, and restrictions. This can cause problems in the first few weeks back at school. For those children who need to burn energy the requirement to sit still, listen and concentrate is very difficult, and unfortunately there are limited opportunities to move to burn off excess energy. However the k...
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Back to school – tips for choosing the right school bag

The right school bag is important for your kid’s postureAll too often I see children and young adults who have back pain or neck pain due to carrying a heavy school bag. Up to 30% of children report having neck pain or back pain, and it is believed that school bags maybe contributing to this. What should a school bag weigh? The general recommendation is that a school bag should be no more ...
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Back To School Offer for all Teaching Staff

Preparation is the Key to Success You have prepared your lesson plans, reviewed the timetable, packed your school bags. You are ready for your new pupils.Is your body ready for the new term? Have you spent the summer relaxing on a sunbed, or hunched over your desk? Have you been trying out new activities? As you return to your normal routine your body may resent the change in activities. Prep...
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Tips for choosing the right school shoes.

  Children can spend over 30 hours a week in their school shoes, so choosing the right ones are important for their foot health and posture. Follow our tips below to ensure the shoes you choose are right for your kids.Foot Comfort, Support and Flexibility Children's feet need to be measured regularly, they will change up to 2 sizes a year in the first year in school and no...
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