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?
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
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?
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?
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?
As some of you are aware I have managed to injure myself again! I have been hobbling around after badly spraining the ligaments in my ankle playing netball. In the last 2 months I have been somewhat injury prone but the good news is my ankle is starting to feel better and just before my… Continue reading Is it time for a check up?
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
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
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
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?