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Susan’s Story – How Osteopathy Helped Her

A busy life caring for others  Susan was working 3 days a week in a dentistry clinic as a receptionist, often sitting at her desk all day long, on her day's off she would visit her mum a couple of times a week. Her mum was wheelchair bound and slowly deteriorating as a result of her dementia and immobility. Susan would do the housework, take mum shopping and to appointments. In addition ...
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Tips to ensure your Desk works for you

Does your desk work for you? By identifying the key ways in which you use your desk space you, can ensure that the tools you need are closest to you, and are right for the job you do. Many graphic designers, architects, games designers will work with 2 or more large screens to ensure that they can see the small details that they are working on. For a call centre worker they should wear a head set...
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Tips to ensure your office chair is set up correctly

A very generous patient delighted me - they presented me with a proper ergonomic desk chair. Until now I have been using a saddle stool, which helps my posture when I am working with a patient, but  I don't find it comfortable if I have to sit at my desk for any length of time.I regularly see patients who are suffering from pain due to their work environment, and will advise them on how best t...
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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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World Spine Day 2017 – “Your Back In Action”

Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are m...
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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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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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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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A patient’s experience of osteopathy.

Unsure of how to deal with aches and pains.  Kasey was unsure what to do, since the birth of her second child she had been in constant low level stiffness, aches and pains (which had been present for a couple of years, but were getting worse), but wasn’t really sure who to go and see or what she needed to do. Then her chemist recommended seeing her local osteopath. Osteopathy - The First Appoint...
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Spikey Massage Balls – Instruments of torture or an essential part of your first aid kit.

  I love SPIKEY MASSAGE BALLS I was introduced to spikey massage balls by my wonderful pilates teacher Ismini Phillips . Initially we mainly used them to help loosen off the bottom of our feet at the start of our pilates classes - agonising bliss to start with, but you soon get used to it, and your feet feel amazing afterwards. Then we started to use them to loosen off tight shoulders, low backs...
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