Category Archives: Helpful tips

Improve your posture when working from home

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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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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Can Osteopathy Help With Pins & Needles In My Arm?

It’s Q&A time. Here is a question we got asked by a concerned patient recently. Question: I get numbness and bad pins and needles in my left arm and hand when I wake in the morning. Is this something you can help with? Answer: Without seeing you and understanding a little bit more about your […]

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5 Foods That Can Help With Aches & Pains

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 but hadn’t really thought about it any further. Anyway our chat got me thinking and I decided to do a little bit of research to find out […]

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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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Struggling With Headaches? Here’s How Osteopathy Can Help

We’ve had a quite a few people say to us recently that they didn’t know that osteopathy was used to treat migraines and headaches. Well it can be a very effective treatment method, although this will largely depend on what is causing the headache in the first place. Headaches will generally fall into one of […]

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Love Gardening? These 6 Tips Will Help You Avoid Injury

We love a bit of gardening here at Nolan Osteopathy. Not only is it good for your physical health, it is also great for your mental wellbeing and for alleviating stress and anxiety. However, many people hurt themselves unnecessarily when gardening by overdoing it and not being aware of their posture when carrying out certain […]

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Top Tips For Relieving Pain When Driving This Christmas

I read somewhere recently that people in the UK spend an average of 10-12 hours a week driving. Whether this is for commuting to work or for meeting up with family and friends, it is a long time to be sitting in a car and it can be a very uncomfortable experience if you’re in […]

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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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