Category Archives: Helpful tips

What To Do When You Get A Back Muscle Spasm

The dreaded back muscle spasm. One moment you’re bending over to pick something up and the next you’re in absolute agony unable to move. Muscle spasms can be caused by muscle imbalances, overuse, a sports injury or an accident but it could also be your body telling you that there may be a more serious […]

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How to keep your back healthy during the gardening season

Gardening is a brilliant way to keep active and has also proven to be a great aid, not just in physical health, but also for mental wellbeing, with horticultural therapy increasingly utilised as an intervention for mental health problems or simply to alleviate stress and anxiety. However, as with any physical activity, gardening should always […]

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The Best Exercises For Relieving Shoulder Pain and Frozen Shoulder

Many people suffer with shoulder pain in the UK, which can be caused by poor posture at work, trauma, sports or just sleeping awkwardly. Some of the most common diagnosis for shoulder pain include; rotator cuff dysfunction frozen shoulder biceps tendonitis acromioclavicular (A/C) joint dysfunction osteoarthritis hypermobility/instability of the shoulder While it is difficult to […]

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Exercises You Can Do At Home To Help Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

If you are experiencing persistent pain and stiffness in the bottom of your heel or foot, you may be suffering with a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the thick piece of tissue or ligament that connects the heel bone to your toes. One […]

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Helpful Tips To Avoid “Text Neck”

In an age when so many of us are using smartphones, tablets and laptops for hours on end, it’s no wonder neck pain is becoming one of the most common conditions we treat at Nolan Osteopathy. One condition in particular is becoming very common and has become known as “text neck”. Look around you today […]

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Struggling with Back, Neck or Shoulder Pain? These Tips Will Help You Sleep Better

Millions of people around the globe struggle to get a good night’s sleep and neck, shoulder or back pain is often a key contributor to the problem. Sleeping repeatedly in the same position night after night can in itself cause the pain in the first place. Various studies in the UK suggest that the most […]

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5 Tips To Beat Shin Splints

Shin splints are best described as pain or discomfort in the lower leg and is also known as medial tibia stress syndrome. It is a common problem for people who do a lot of running or who are involved in activities such as squash, tennis and basketball, which puts weight repeatedly on the lower legs. […]

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Knee Pain – How Osteopathy Can Help

We’ve had several enquiries to our clinics in recent weeks wondering if we were able to help with knee pain so we thought now was a good time to write a blog explaining a little bit more about some of the more common knee problems we treat. Firstly here’s a little bit of trivia for […]

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What to expect when you visit Nolan Osteopathy for the first time

For many of our patients, their first appointment with us is the first time they will have visited an osteopath so it is natural to feel a little unsure of what to expect. If this sounds like you, keep reading as I’m going to share with you some helpful information on getting the most out […]

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