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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...

September 26, 2017

Is it your house? Maybe your car? Or even your watch? 

What if I said it’s none of these things? The most valuable things you currently own and ever will own are your mind and body.

Without your body, how could you own all of the other t...

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...

September 12, 2017

We have all suffered from pain in one way or another. If it's grabbing a cup that was too hot, cutting yourself when cooking or stubbing your toe. They're all different experiences, caused by different things but all lead to one thing... PAIN. 

P...

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 27, 2017

Chronic pain has hit the headlines recently with the news of Ant McPartlin's struggle with painkiller addiction due to chronic knee pain. There has been a surge in articles being published explaining his case and stating his condition, but not many p...

May 31, 2017

So you've been getting some treatment for an injury, ache or pain. The problem is that your making progress, things are getting easier but you're due to go on holiday soon and you're worrying that this might affect your progress.

Hopefully with this l...

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...

May 20, 2017

Stress. One short word, but with big ramifications for the human body. You probably read the word and thought about how stressed you are, and that’s become the norm in this day and age. Whether it’s stress from work, personal finance, family or anywh...

April 18, 2017

The average person inhales and exhales 16 times a minute, 900+ times an hour and over 23000 times in a day. That’s a LOT of breathing, and most of the time you do it without thinking about it. However, a large majority of people breathe incorrectly....

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