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  • Sciatica
    Sciatica Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your buttocks and down each leg into your feet and toes. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It usually affects one side but can affect both. Pain from sciatica is generally
  • What is better for an injury, a hot or cold pack?
    What is better for an injury, a hot or cold pack? This is a dilemma a lot of people have when they first have an injury, and we are often asked in clinic what is better to use for an injury. This could be an acute low back that has just come on suddenly after
  • Working from home
    Working from home Working from home has never been so popular, but this year since COVID -19 it was estimated that 60 % of the UK’s adult population were working from home and that 26% continue to work from home once restrictions lessen. Employers are finding increased productivity, reduced costs and due to the current
  • Tips For Travelling On Holiday And Looking After Your Back
    Tips For Travelling On Holiday And Looking After Your Back It’s the time of year when the schools have broken up and many of us are taking our annual summer holiday. Whether you are taking a long haul flight to an exotic hot location or packing up the car and family travelling to visit relatives
  • Ski advice
    Ski advice With the Ski season now upon us people rush to the slopes for a week of adventure, alpine air and après ski. Be aware however that this is the time of year we at the practice get to see a lot of ski and snow related injuries. Most people don’t ski regularly and
  • Safe lifting
    Safe lifting Lifting injuries are one of the most common causes of back pain. Some are relatively minor muscle pulls or strains which last a few days and improve with a hot bath and stretches. Others are more complex involving discs or facet joints and may last weeks involving time off work and preventing you
  • Osteopathy and Pregnancy
    Osteopathy and Pregnancy Pregnancy and post partum are examples of how the body has the capacity to change and adapt to demands placed upon it. Postural changes occur early on along with numerous physiological and mechanical adaptations. Usually the reason first time mothers come in for treatment is pain. They may also have been recommended
  • Osteopathy and Low Back Pain
    Osteopathy and Low Back Pain Osteopathy is a medical healthcare profession that utilises a patient focused, physical approach to restoring, maintaining and promoting physical and psychosocial well being. Osteopathy focuses on a whole body approach and applies a variety of techniques to free up joint restrictions, increase spinal and soft tissue flexibility, improve circulation and
  • Looking After Your Back This Christmas
    Looking After Your Back This Christmas This time of year is when we pull the Christmas tree out from the loft or cupboard, sit on the floor wrapping our Christmas presents and spend long periods of time in the car visiting relatives. These are but a few activities which can cause back pain, neck pain
  • Gardening and Your Health
    Gardening and Your Health It’s that time of year when the sun begins to shine, buds bloom and everything begins to look a little greener and more colourful. Most people at the weekends mow the lawn, do some weeding and get the garden looking lovely. Anyone who has carried heavy bags of compost, stretched to
  • Achilles Tendonitis
    Achilles Tendonitis Achilles Tendonitis is now more commonly referred to as Achilles Tendonopathy. Effectively, it is the most prevalent and persistent of musculoskeletal conditions for runners after plantar fasciitis. Regardless of what they may call it these days, you should always get your Achilles checked out as soon as possible if they become sore or