Postural advice and exercises for those working from home

With many of us now having to work from home, I have already been asked to help many people suffering from neck, shoulder, mid-back and low back pain brought on by poor posture and lack of exercise. Here I hope to offer you some advice on what you can do to help prevent these types … Read more Postural advice and exercises for those working from home

Alcohol, is it worth the risk?

      A new scientific study has shown that alcohol is the leading cause of 7 different types of cancer’s! Is it worth the risk? Read on… Did you know that alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer and even low to moderate consumption is a risk? Evidence accumulated over recent … Read more Alcohol, is it worth the risk?

Correct Position of Car Seat Head Rest

We spend a lot of time in cars.  But do you know how to correctly set the position of your headrest to minimise the chance of whiplash should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident?  To find out more, Read on … The job of your car seat and headrest is to … Read more Correct Position of Car Seat Head Rest

DO YOU HAVE HEEL PAIN? YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM PLANTAR FASCIITIS!!

Heel pain occurs when the plantar fascia/ligament beneath the foot is constantly pulled and strained due to the foot collapsing into pronation or supination. This causes a condition called plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. There can be many different foot types that can be affected by this condition and it can aggravate all the areas … Read more DO YOU HAVE HEEL PAIN? YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM PLANTAR FASCIITIS!!

An easy way to relax your shoulders (and the rest of you)…

Do you want to learn very quick, simple and effective way to relax your shoulders (and in doing so relax the rest of your body)? This simple technique works best when you are standing or sitting as we need gravity to be pulling down on your shoulders.  You can do it when lying down, but … Read more An easy way to relax your shoulders (and the rest of you)…

Shoulder Pain – Trapezius Myalgia?

Trapezius Myalgia is simply chronic muscular pain of the trapezius muscle. There are three divisions of the trapezius, (upper, middle and lower). The muscle starts off from the back of the head, (occiput) and runs down the spine, (C1-T12) and across to the shoulder region, (clavicle, acromion and scapula). The trapezius is supplied by the … Read more Shoulder Pain – Trapezius Myalgia?

What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

  Iliotibial band syndrome, (ITBS) is an overuse or compensative injury of the connective tissues on the outer part of the thigh and knee. Iliotibial band syndrome is the most common cause of lateral, (outer) knee pain in runners and cyclists. The iliotibial band, (ITB) is a thick band of tissue that begins at the hip and … Read more What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

How much sugar?

There is, quite rightly I believe, more and more talk about the amount of sugar in our diets.  Over the coming weeks I am going to use examples of food or beverage items you may or may not come across to highlight just how much sugar there is in some items. Current World Health Organisation … Read more How much sugar?

Juicing for Health

Virtually every health authority recommends that we get 6-8 servings of vegetables and fruits per day. Juicing therefore is an easy way to virtually guarantee that you reach your daily target. The benefits of juicing are vital in giving you a radiant, energetic life and optimal health! Valuable and sensitive micronutrients become damaged when you … Read more Juicing for Health

Be careful of this………

It is something we’ve all seen done, or done ourselves, and it seems innocent and safe enough.  The kids think it is great fun but is swinging children by their hands OK to do? As a Registered Osteopath  the issues I see are that in children their joints aren’t fully developed, and within the bones … Read more Be careful of this………