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Could my weight be contributing to my pain?

As part of having an osteopathic consultation usually requires the patient to have the affect bit of their body exposed so the osteopath can examine it, a very common (possibly very British)...

Should I use hot or cold to help with pain (or both…..or neither?)

Don’t fancy reading the whole article?  Our advice is summarised in here;

Cold is best when;

If the pain is recent and/or sharp and/or has some swelling and redness in the area then ice...
What causes 'the click' when I visit an osteopath?

Joint manipulation, or ‘that clicky thing’, is commonly used by osteopaths and is intended to restore movement to joints all over the body (1).  If you have been to see us at Align Body  Clinic,...

And now for the good news!

If you listen to the news these days you could be forgiven for being a bit despondant about 2019.  Somewhere in between world politics, whatever Brexit turns out to be, antibiotic resistance and...

Christmas Anatomy - 'Tis the season to learn about your body!

Did you know that there are several anatomical structures in our bodys that are Christmas themed?  Here's a selection of our favourites.......(some of these may not be entirely factual......) ...

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...

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