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Osteopathy, Sports massage

Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy – Do you suffer from these common Running Injuries?

Running injuries often arise when we have underlying skeletal/structural or muscular imbalances. One area of weakness can affect functionality of the next. For example weakness in some of the muscle groups can alter the lower limb alignment and place excess strain along the whole of the lower limb chain (pelvis, hips, knees, ankle and foot),… Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy – Do you suffer from these common Running Injuries?

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Are you sleeping on the right pillow(s)?

Do you wake up feeling refreshed and energized or do you suffer from poor, restless sleep? Do you have aches and pains that trouble you in the middle of the night or do you wake up with a sore, stiff neck?   These are all signs you are not sleeping on the right pillow.  … Continue reading Are you sleeping on the right pillow(s)?

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Ice versus Heat which should I use?

There is a lot of confusion whether ice or heat should be applied to an injury – in fact it is one of the most common questions I am asked. Applying ice or heat is a cheap, easy option for many common painful problems. In a nutshell ice is for recent injuries and heat is… Continue reading Ice versus Heat which should I use?

Osteopathy, Sports massage

Christmas Gift Vouchers

If you know someone who always puts others first a Cambridge Osteopathy gift voucher may be the little nudge they need to treat themselves for once! Gift vouchers can be used for Osteopathy treatments or Sports Massage and can be made to any value £5 and up. Also valid for our sports massage offer –… Continue reading Christmas Gift Vouchers

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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?

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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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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
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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