Your Headache Is Likely Affected by Your Neck

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Headaches caused by your neck are usually a result of the top three joints in your neck not moving properly.  This is not something that will show up in a scan, and so the diagnosis must be confirmed via a physical examination from a skilled clinician. Osteopaths for many years have recognised the link between […]

Maintaining Ageing Knees

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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 our daily activities; therefore, it […]

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 involve sprinting, kicking, acceleration and […]

Gardening Tips to Prevent Pain

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This is indeed the time of year when gardeners everywhere rush out to their gardens with gusto – and with little thought as to whether they are bodily prepared for the exercise which they are about to do.

So here are some handy gardening tips which may help you prevent any injuries whilst out in the garden this spring.

Minimising Discomfort When Driving

man experiencing discomfort while driving

It’s a well-known fact that driving can cause or aggravate pain. Below are some of the seat positioning and pain management strategies that can help to reduce and manage discomfort when driving.

How to Manage Your Migraines: Part 2

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The most successful migraine management strategies are often a combination of lifestyle modifications, medication and complementary therapies such as Osteopathy.

How to Manage Your Migraines: Part 1

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Migraine symptoms typically present as a one-sided headache lasting between 4-72 hours, accompanied by a throbbing or pulsating sensation. They’re quite commonly associated with nausea, vomiting, aura/vision disturbances, and increased sensitivity to light sound and smell. So now that we know what happens when we get one, let’s learn a little more about the symptoms and how osteopathy can help!

Christmas Tips

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Christmas is fast approaching! Which can mean extra stress levels, especially at the weekends when we try and cram in the Christmas shopping and subject ourselves to carrying those gift-laden shopping bags through the crowds. Add to this the extra pressure of cleaning the house, the food preparation and cooking for your friends and family when they come and visit. Plus there is always that trip into the attic to get the Christmas decorations and the tree down! Although the preparations are fun, there is always so much on the Christmas to do list as you get ready for the big day! But beware this can add extra twists and strains on your back – so here are some tips for having a pain free Christmas!

A Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your overall health. It’s a period of time when the body restores itself physically, and organisation occurs in our brain. Research has shown that a person’s ability to concentrate, use creative thinking, make sound decisions, and form memories can all be negatively impacted by poor sleep. 

High Ankle Sprains

woman recovering from an ankle sprain

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.

Exercises for Ageing Bones

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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.

Jaw Pain Is No Laughing Matter!

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The Jaw is a bi-arthrodial hinge joint located below your temples on either side of your head. This joint can become dysfunctional due to overuse such as excessive chewing, teeth grinding, blunt trauma or overstretching such as that in dental procedures.