Category Archives: Back pain

Foods That Can Help Ease Pain

Foods That Can Help Ease Pain In Your Joints and Muscles

Living with pain is hard but there are some foods that can help ease pain, particularly those struggling with aches and pains in their muscles and joints. I was chatting with my Mum recently and she was raving about the healing powers of banana peel on our skin. I had heard about this years ago […]

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The best way to sleep with lower back pain

sleeping with low back pain

Many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep and lower back pain is often a key reason. The Sleep Council recommends that healthy adults should get 7 to 9 hours sleep per night. Children and teenagers need even more than this. This blog explains the best way to sleep if you have lower back […]

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How to avoid a back injury when gardening 👨‍🌾

How to avoid a back injury when gardening

How to avoid a back injury when gardening Gardening is great for your physical health and also for your mental wellbeing but you need to protect your back when gardening. As with any physical activity, you need to make sure that you protect the joints and muscles from injury. Your back is particularly vulnerable to […]

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Is It Safe To Visit An Osteopath When Pregnant?

Is it safe to visit an osteopath when pregnant

Yes it is safe to visit an osteopath when pregnant. Many women find osteopathy helpful in the later stages of pregnancy when the body is under considerable strain. Expectant mums can experience pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and pelvis. Indigestion, heartburn, SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) and fatigue are also common problems. […]

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The Single Biggest Mistake People Make With Pain

Treatment for Back Pain

Today I’d like to talk about the single biggest mistake people make when they have pain, which can have a serious and longer term impact on their health and quality of life. They ignore the pain hoping that it will eventually go away 🤷‍♀️ Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is […]

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Improve your posture when working from home

Back pain from bad posture

Are you loving it or hating it? Working from home that is! Coronavirus has resulted in a huge increase in home working, which brings its own unique set of challenges. While there are lots of things we can’t control right now, the one thing we can do it make sure our home working environment is […]

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How Can Osteopathy Help Me?

Can osteopathy help me

We often get asked the question – How can Osteopathy help me? This video gives a great overview of what a typical appointment with an osteopath will involve As osteopaths, we are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent muscle and joint injuries and related problems. We will use techniques such as joint articulation, mobilisation, soft […]

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3 Simple Exercises To Get You Ski Fit

T’is the ski-son!!! Skiing season is well underway at this stage and thankfully most of our patients are returning from their winter holiday in tip-top shape. A few have not been so fortunate, however, and are back on the treatment table in our clinics. Most skiing injuries are in the knee or in the upper […]

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What is Paediatric Osteopathy and how can it help your child?

Sian Feltham is a paediatric osteopath and is based at the Nolan Osteopathy clinic in Henley on Thames. In this short blog, she explains what paediatric osteopathy is and how she works with babies, young children and perinatal mums. There are many reasons why parents bring their children to see me, but generally it may […]

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Hypermobile? Focus on STABILITY rather than FLEXIBILITY

Have you ever been in a yoga class and find you just can’t feel the stretch, despite being able to stretch really far? Or that your hips and back still ache despite doing stretch classes a few times a week? Do you often dislocate joints or keep getting sprains and strains? More often than not, […]

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