Category Archives: Foot Pain

The Best Exercises To Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

Love running but struggling with persistent pain and stiffness in the bottom of your foot? You may have a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis. These are the best exercises to prevent plantar fasciitis Firstly, let’s talk about what is causing the pain in the first place. The plantar fascia is the thick piece of tissue […]

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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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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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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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It Is Never Too Late To Improve Your Bone Health

I’m sure many of us of a certain age will remember that advertisement “Them bones them bones need calcium…” which was aimed at getting us all to drink more milk and get more calcium into our diets to improve bone health. Calcium is vital to our bone and teeth health but vitamin D is also […]

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How Osteopathy Can Help With Post-Natal Problems

As I’m sure you’ll have noticed from my previous blogs on the topic, I’m very passionate about using osteopathy to help mums to be who are suffering with aches and pains as a result of pregnancy. In many cases, what is required is some straightforward posture and lifestyle advice and adjustments. You’ll find more information […]

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How to Prevent Running Injuries

Marathon time is just around the corner, which means we are in the middle of the training season. It’s a time that some runners dread, while others look forward to it. Training for a marathon can be challenging both mentally and physically as you work to stay focused and build your body into a strong, […]

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Skiing – Tips on How to Avoid Injury on the Slopes

And so it begins!! Skiing season that is and right on cue we are beginning to see a steady stream of skiing related injuries coming before us. People invest so much time in finding great accommodation and funky clothes but never take the time to properly prepare their body for the rigours of skiing. Injuries […]

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Using Medical Acupuncture To Treat Acute and Chronic Pain

Medical acupuncture is an increasingly popular technique for treating acute (recent sharp pain) and chronic (over a prolonged period) pain conditions and it is something we use in all of our clinics. We have had some very good results with patients who have had neck, shoulder and knee problems, while it has also worked well […]

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