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osteopath treating knee pain
Getting Older
Dr Ryley Smyth

Maintaining Ageing Knees

As we age gracefully, maintaining overall health becomes the highest of priorities. During these periods the importance of maintaining knee strength and mobility is often overlooked. Our ageing knees are intricate joints, that are susceptible to wear and tear as time progresses. The knees play a pivotal role in all

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Acute Injuries
Dr Josh Bugeja

Hamstring Injuries

As winter sports begin again, the potential risk of associated injuries also increases. Sports have an increased risk of participants developing soft tissue injuries, specifically hamstring injuries. Muscular injuries constitute around 40% of sports related injuries, with the hamstrings being the most frequently affected muscle group. Especially in sports that

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woman recovering from an ankle sprain
Acute Injuries
Dr Joanne Towers

High Ankle Sprains

A high ankle sprain is stretching of the ligament in front of the ankle which holds our two leg bones- fibula and tibia together above our ankle joint. High ankle sprain is caused by rolling over the front of our foot (toes in the ground) this places more pressure on the front of our ankle, unlike the usual lateral ankle sprain where we roll on the outside of our ankle.

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mature couple safely exercising
Exercise
Dr Belinda Coulton

Exercises for Ageing Bones

Are you in (or approaching) your later years? Are you wondering what you can do to ensure your bones stay strong through the next period of your life? As we age it is common to begin feeling the effects of years of ‘life’ on your body. Diseases like osteoarthritis (i.e. degeneration of joints) and osteoporosis (i.e. weakening of bones) are more common in the elderly population. But just because the figures show this, it doesn’t mean these diseases will affect your ability to lead a full and active life.

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Office worker suffering from back pain due to lower cross syndrome
Hip & Thigh
Dr Joanne Towers

Lower Cross Syndrome

Joint movement is achieved by muscle contraction. However, what happens when this well-orchestrated biomechanical machine lacks synchronisation? The answer? Lower cross syndrome.

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man with poor posture looking at phone on couch
Hip & Thigh
Dr Belinda Coulton

Pandemic Posture

Hey readers, it’s your favourite osteos checking in to see how you are going! It has been, and continues to be, uncertain times for many of us as the virus pandemic continues to sweep across the globe. Lockdown has meant many of us have had to batten down the hatches and re-discover what it means to be ‘at home’. We ask you the question “how is your body being affected by your pandemic posture?”

Let us take you on a scan of the body, focus on some potentially problematic areas, and give you some advice to avoid any long-term issues.

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