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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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Posture tips for Christmas chefs

Are you cooking the Christmas lunch this year? Or baking lots of mince pies? Then think about your posture. Standing in the kitchen for long periods can cause lots of discomfort. Your feet, legs, back and neck are all vulnerable if you don't ensure you are properly prepared for action Wear the right shoes.  Standing for long periods means your feet need to have the right support. Comfor...
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Party season – Stretch out Exercises

Tis the season to be merry and with it comes the Christmas parties. For many it is the only occasion that they are likely to be dragged on to the dance floor by a well meaning colleague, and for others it is an opportunity to show off some serious skills. However often with the party comes alcohol and a freedom of inhibitions. As a result many will wake up wondering what on earth they were doing o...
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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 had (as well as treats to keep going). However we often forget the main tool we need - our body, & instead jus...
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Exercises for Christmas Shopping Aches & Pains

Last month I wrote a blog on the Evolution of Christmas Shopping and suggested some tips on how to survive the seasonal splurge. If you do have a long day pounding the pavements or the shopping centres planned, hopefully you will wear some comfortable shoes, but if you spend longer out shopping than you are used to, you may well have achy backs, arms, legs and feet. Whilst it is tempting to sit do...
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An Osteopathic Advent Calendar of Tips, Advice, Exercises & Recipes

We all love a good Advent Calendar & this year there are so many on offer, from the traditional picture calendars to those that offer all sorts of goodies.So to take a healthier approach I thought I could share a calendar of advice, tips, exercises and recipes, all aimed at a healthy festive period.Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out what is hidden behind each door ...
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Exercises for Autumn Gardening

For many the thought of getting the garden ready for the winter or sweeping up the autumn leaf fall is hard work. However there are many benefits to this free physical activity. Follow our tips (here) and exercises below to make it a less physically challenge activity. Warm up for autumn gardening Make sure you warm up first - a 15 minute walk or jog, and the stretching exercises below will ensu...
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Tips for autumn gardening

As the frosts settle in, and the wind blows there is plenty of leaf clearing to be done.  At this time of year we become less inclined to get out into the fresh air, the cold, wind and rain quickly encourage us to stay inside, as a result it wont take long to lose physical strength & tone if we don't use our bodies. Those leaves present an excellent opportunity for some physical activity and f...
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Andy’s Story of Osteopathy

So what started as an appointment booked with Jackie to find out why I was getting severe neck pain, turned in to over ten years of osteopathic treatments (not every week for 10 years!) as and when I needed it for all the injuries and pains received from either playing hockey (in goal and on pitch) or riding motorbikes, and eventually support before, during and after I took part in the London to B...
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Exercises for Hockey Players – Start of Season

Pre Season Training ??? As an ex hockey player I remember the joy at this time of year that the season was starting again. After a summer off hockey I was always more than ready to play again. However I also dreaded that first couple of games, in those days we didn't do pre-season training (apart from maybe in the bar, or at a friends for a BBQ), instead the first time we would pick up a stick in...
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