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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?


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...

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...

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 21, 2017

A large number of people are unsure if Osteopathy could potentially help them. There’s a number of reasons for this, the most likely being that they just don’t know what Osteopaths do. Quite commonly when asked what I do for a living, the response “I...

March 7, 2017

I'm going to start by stating that this is in no way a recommendation to any one reading this blog to try. Please don't do this unless advised by your healthcare professional. 

To start with, I'll give you a little bit of a background to how I was int...

February 14, 2017

Now you may or may not be aware of what an Osteopath actually is. The total confusion on some (most) peoples faces when I tell them what I do after they ask is something that I have got used to, even since I was accepted to start studying Osteopathy....

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