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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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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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National Arthritis Week 9-16th October 2017

It is National Arthritis Week – and Arthritis Research are talking about the “Nation’s Joint Problem”. 10,000,000 adults are affected by arthritis in the UK.[1] Arthritis is often a hidden condition for which there is no cure. What is Arthritis? Arthritis means that there is inflammation in one or more joints. However not all inflammation is bad, it is the body’s way of healing itself, so if...
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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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Cycling – advice to help you prepare for your rides

Both Danny and I are supporting long distance cycle rides this weekend, providing osteopathic treatment as the cyclists proceed along their route, to ensure that they can keep those wheels turning.Most of these cyclists are not members of cycling clubs, and don't cycle these sorts of distance regularly, so we have prepared a guide on the sorts of exercises and stretches that they should be doi...
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