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Will your survive or enjoy the Christmas break with the kids?

Are you Christmas ready?The children have been hyped up by Christmas plays, carol services, fairs, and end of term parties, they are highly excited by the celebrations to come, what are your plans? Christmas lunch with the relatives, sleep overs or days at home are so much easier with a few simple preparations. Here are some tips to help survive the excitement Plan some down...
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Healthy Mince Pies and other Christmas Treats

I love to make Christmas treats with my children, however it is very easy to succumb to the delicious smells that drift from the kitchen. So I have found a couple of healthy alternatives to share which will help to reduce the calorie intake this year. Healthy Mince pies - serves approx 20 If you are keen to make your mince pies healthier there are 2 ways to achieve this  - make your own mincemea...
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Do you know why I love Osteopathy?

I have been challenged to reveal something unusual about myself that can help explain my love of osteopathy. Scouting & CycloCross. As a keen Venture Scout many years ago, I used to race CycloCross. Not on a purpose-built mountain bike, with specialist safety equipment, but on an old police bike, with a skate board helmet and if I was lucky some knee pads. In those days I hurled myself down ...
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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 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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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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Tips for Surviving the Summer Holidays

Are you prepared to enjoy the summer? The schools are kicking out for the summer, the children are highly excited at the prospect of 6 weeks (or more off), what are your plans? Days out at the beach, visiting local attractions or days at home are so much easier with a few simple preparations. Here are some tips to help survive the excitement Plan some down time initially The kids are exha...
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