Alpha Health Blog

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...

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...

September 20, 2017

We’ve all been there, getting up in the morning and feeling like your back just doesn’t want to move. Whether it’s because of exercise the day before or that twinge you felt. There are loads of other reasons, and a stiff back is something none of us...

August 29, 2017

Pain is a negative experience, but without it we wouldn't be here. This blog explores the concept of pain and its necessity for protection and self improvement.

June 20, 2017

I hear people talk about core strengthening ALL the time. But many people don’t even understand what they mean when they say “core”.

Frankly, if someone tells you that having a strong core is going to solve your back problems, they’re wrong. Research...

May 23, 2017

There are a lot of preconceived ideas some people have regarding Osteopathy. Hopefully this clears up a number of them...

1. Osteopaths are for back problems only.

This is flat out wrong, and I'm unsure why it has come around. Osteopaths have always tr...

March 21, 2017

In 2013 (quite a while ago so I would imagine these figures have gone up) it was found that 31 million days of work were lost due to back, neck or other muscle complaints. In fact musculoskeletal complaints accounted for the most number of prolonged...

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