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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...

5 Ways to Have an Effective Pre Season

Those of you who play season based sports such as football or rugby are probably on the cusp of pre-season training before launching yourselves towards glory in your chosen competition. Do you...

Serving yourself up a problem, is your tennis serve causing you pain?

Tennis is a great summer sport, in Britain it is characterised for most of us by long summer days watching the rain fall and waiting for play to resume at Wimbledon.  Although, some of us do play...

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