Tag Archives: Back Pain

Where can I get treatment for sciatica?

osteopath treatment sciatica back pain

An osteopath is trained to find the underlying cause of your pain and is able to treat sciatica in a gentle and natural way. What is sciatica? Sciatica is caused by the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs from your lower back, into the buttocks and down […]

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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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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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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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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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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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