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Back Pain in Older Adults

October 8th-12th is Back Care Awareness Week, this year their focus is back pain in older adults, so we thought we would write a quick article that focuses on how back pain affects people in later...

Should I put a heat pack or a cold pack on an injury?

Applying hot or cold to an area of pain is an age old remedy, but which is the right thing to do?  Well, typically the short answer is ‘it depends’, both can be effective and both can make the...

How to choose the right running shoe

Have you recently taken up running? If so how did you go about choosing which shoes to wear?  Maybe you took expert advice, had your running style assessed at a shoe shop, or (like me) went...

Do I need an MRI or an x-ray?

Patients often ask us if we think they need an MRI scan, and our answer is nearly always no. Let’s take back pain as an example. It is estimated that only 1-5% of back pain is caused by a serious...

Exercise for hip and knee osteoarthritis

As well as seeing patients, our osteopath Jay Ruddock is also involved in helping produce evidence summaries to help guide osteopaths towards best practice.  Some of you may remember that in 2016...

Back (and other) Pain During Pregnancy – Osteopathy Can Help.

There is no greater example of how the body can adapt and change than throughout pregnancy.  During pregnancy the mum-to-be has to adapt to major physical changes in a relatively short space of...

How old is too old for osteopathic treatment?

We were searching round for a good topic for another article for this month, so we decided to ask some of our patients what they would be interested in reading.  One idea that really grabbed us...

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise is commonly broken down into two categories, strength training (developing and building muscle) and ‘cardio’ (training the body’s ability to convert oxygen into energy for movement).  One...

Christmas conditions to be aware of.....

Christmas is a time for happiness and celebrating, but it isn't without it's risks.  As always, awareness of the risks helps with prevention, so see below for the common conditions that...

What if I’m not getting better?

Osteopathy, like all medicine, is not always an exact science.  Each patient is an individual and each set of symptoms must be regarded as unique in order to be fully understood and effectively...

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