Alpha Health Blog

March 2, 2018

Considering the weather at the moment, ‘the beast from the east’, Storm Emma and all the cold weather, we thought a blog on icing seemed appropriate...

Should I ice it?

Do I use a wheat bag?

I've been told that using ice and heat can help, is that true?


February 19, 2018

Low Back Pain (LBP). A common ailment that affects a huge chunk of the population, having a massive impact on day-to-day lives. However, with LBP being so common, why does the management of it vary so much? And why do so many people claim to have the...

January 30, 2018

Love them or loathe them, foam rolling almost always seems to be something that is recommended to patients and clients being seen by many health and fitness professionals. The problem is, a lot of the time the advice goes along the lines of 'just rol...

January 23, 2018

As many of you probably know, Will and myself currently provide pitch-side first aid and Osteopathic care for the players of Welling FC.

But what is it that we actually do? 

I'll tackle our pitch-side responsibilities first. Essentially we are responsi...

January 16, 2018

It is estimated that somewhere around 43% of the UK population experiences chronic pain. That’s roughly 28 million people!

Chronic pain is one of the leading causes of absence from work, and is estimated to cost the NHS upwards of £1 billion a year....

November 28, 2017

To be a bit more specific, we are expanding our clinic. 

We're in the final stages of preparation, with the aim to begin building work within the next couple of weeks. It's been a long time in the making (well, planning), having been going over plans...

November 7, 2017

In medicine the term magic bullet refers to a drug that cures a disease perfectly without any side effects. That would be pretty useful right? 

Well, whilst we don’t have a magic bullet for every disease, there is one thing that I would liken to a mag...

October 24, 2017

Developing these habits will benefit your back in the long run. I can't guarantee that it’ll reduce your risk of injury by 100%, but hopefully this reduces the number episodes of back pain for you!

1. Move!

Getting up and moving around is one of the mo...

October 17, 2017

Spinal manipulation (the thing that causes the cracking noises) is one of the treatment methods mostly associated with Osteopaths. However, depending on the Osteopath you're talking to, some will agree or disagree with this. Regardless of this, manip...

October 11, 2017

You’ve probably never heard of it, but it’s an essential part of human movement, and one of the most ignored structures when it comes to lower back pain.

So, what is the posterior oblique sling?

The posterior oblique sling (POS) is a chain of muscles a...

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