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How Alice took action to deal with her neck and shoulder pain

Alice had had aching and tension in her upper back, neck and shoulder for quite some time.  It wasn’t severe pain, but it was persistent - almost ...

Love Your Chair

If you work in at a desk, it's really worth getting to know your chair.  Most good office chairs have plenty of adjustment options, but ...

Wallet Syndrome – or Why Being Rich May Be Harmful to your Health

Ok, so wealth in itself may not be detrimental, but it depends how you carry all that wealth!  If it's stashed in a wallet, along ...

Enjoy your retirement

Did you know that the three main reasons for early retirement due to ill-health are chronic pain, arthritis and mental illness? (1) These issues are ...

Night-time toilet trips – there may be a simple solution

Night-time toilet trips are a fact of life for many of us, especially as we get older. More than half of people in their 50s have ...

Taking painkillers? Please read this.

Commonly used painkillers carry a significant risk of cardiac arrest, a long-term Danish study has shown. The study looked at ibuprofen, a widely-used anti-inflammatory medication, ...

Using a laptop? Watch this…

If you use a laptop, watch this nice little video about the basics of set-up to prevent neck and back pain!

Dealing with Neck Pain

Neck Pain - what a Pain in the Neck! I’ve been seeing a fair number of people in clinic lately presenting with neck pain.  They ...

Gardening Tips

If you're planning to do some gardening over the Bank Holiday weekend, here's a few ideas to keep you limber and on tip-top form! Back-Friendly Gardening Most ...

Stretching for Health

Stretching Study Those of you who enjoy the BBC’s factual programmes have probably come across “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor”, a show that looks at ...

Special Offer for Osteopathic Healthcare Week!

What's it about? Feel at your best with osteopathic healthcare April 17-23 marks International Osteopathic Healthcare Week, aimed at raising awareness of how osteopathic treatment ...

A Pain in the Neck!

Do you have a pain in the neck? Suffering with aching and stiffness?  Can't turn your head when reversing your car as much as you used ...

What can I do for my arthritic knees?

Lots of people see osteoarthritis as a sentence to permanent pain and disability - but there are things you can do to manage your symptoms.  Here's some ...

“I think it’s SCIATICA!”

Is your back killing you?  Are you struggling to stand up straight?  Do you feel like your legs can't take your weight?  Has someone told ...

Learning my own lessons…

I was out running at the weekend on some woodland paths, and my heel turned awkwardly on a tree root.  The pain wasn't severe, but it was ...

Five Top Tips to Keep Back Pain at Bay

Whether you're back pain free, or suffer the occasional niggles, take a look at these few "top tips" that will help keep you pain-free for ...

Gentle Morning Stretches

Stretch in the morning to help your body wake up!   It's tough getting up in the mornings, especially now they're getting colder and darker as ...

Shopping Trolley Syndrome (or Spinal Stenosis)

Some of my older clients sometimes describe to me how their legs get really achy, heavy, and sometimes tingly or numb when they're out walking.  ...

World Arthritis Day

Today, 12 October 2015, is World Arthritis Day!  Did you know that.... there are more than 200 different "rheumatic" (or musculoskeletal diseases), including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis ...

Summer ‘flu? Think Lyme Disease

At this time of year, if I have a client come into clinic with aches and feeling generally unwell - they usually think it's a bout of the summer ...

Anyone for tennis (elbow)?

Murray-mania has inspired thousands to take up their dusty rackets and head to the local court. This is a good thing. Tennis is a fantastic, ...