Many people experience a sensation of cracking, popping, snapping or grinding during neck movements, especially when turning your head to reverse the car or checking your blind spot. The medical term for these sensations is known as ‘crepitus’ and although crepitus can occur at any age it becomes more common as we get older. Crepitus… Continue reading Neck Cracking and Grinding: What is it and Why does it happen?
How often do you spend looking at your phone, tablet or laptop? Studies suggest we look at our phone around 2-4hrs per day, and those times are excluding tablet and laptop use. That’s a lot of time spent looking down. Tech neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained… Continue reading Tech Neck – The New Epidemic
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
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?