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Osteopathy, Sports massage

Do you walk 10,000 steps a day?

I recently completed a course on exercise prescription for the treatment and prevention of disease. A key component for improving health is walking. The guideline is 10,000 steps a day which has many health benefits: Walking can lower your risk of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus and heart disease. It can also… Continue reading Do you walk 10,000 steps a day?

Osteopathy

Are you Hypermobile?

Have you ever wondered if you are hypermobile?  Here’s a way to test the range of movement in some of your joints: You can test your mobility using the Beighton Hypermobility Score. It is a simple 9 point system where the higher the score the higher the mobility. Why not test yourself?  (Take care –… Continue reading Are you Hypermobile?

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Osteopathy

How should you be sitting at your desk?

Following on from last month’s blog on driving position, this month I’m going to discuss your seated desk posture. Many jobs now involve long hours seated at a desk and poor posture can lead to unwanted aches and pains. Here are my 7 tips on how to set up an ergonomically correct workstation and help eradicate… Continue reading How should you be sitting at your desk?

Four circular images side by side showing Cambridge Osteopathy treatments including osteopathy treatment to the arm, kinesio tape applied to the legs, sports massage on the legs and osteopathy treatment to the head and neck
Osteopathy

What you need to know about Sciatica

The past few weeks have been very busy for me. The knees held up and I completed the Vitality 10k run on the 29th May raising money for the PDSA. With over 12000 runners it was very busy but great fun! I’ve also been to a “lower back pain and sciatica” workshop where I learnt… Continue reading What you need to know about Sciatica

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Osteopathy, Sports massage

Knee pain – my experience

This blog is about my recovery from knee pain with the help of osteopathy, kinesio tape, exercise and a foam roller. About 4 weeks ago I increased my running in preparation for a 10km event and started playing netball again, which was the onset of my knee trouble. After exercise I experienced a general ache… Continue reading Knee pain – my experience

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Osteopathy

7 top tips to prevent back pain when gardening

Spring is finally here and it’s the time of year to start getting the garden sorted. Digging, planting and weeding can all take its toll so here are our 7 top tips to prevent back pain when gardening: Avoid bending and reaching Your back is most vulnerable to injury when you are bending at the… Continue reading 7 top tips to prevent back pain when gardening

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Osteopathy

What’s the difference?

I’m going to talk about a question I'm frequently asked: What’s the difference between an Osteopath, Physiotherapist and Chiropractor? Osteopathy Osteopathy is a hands-on manual therapy involving a combination of deep tissue massage, stretching, mobilisations, manipulations and exercise to in crease the mobility of joints, reduce muscle tension and ease pain.Osteopaths work holistically, which means they… Continue reading What’s the difference?