Electrotherapy: benefits of a painless shock to the system

Electrotherapy blog

Electrotherapy is a painless therapeutic procedure that directs mild electrical currents to a problem area. And, depending on the type of electrotherapy you have, it can help with physical therapy for the relaxation of muscle spasm, increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and maintaining and increasing range of motion. It can also enhance your […]

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Three reasons to take your exercise easy this January

We’ve all done it. Sign up to a new gym membership and promise ourselves that this year will be the year we’ll work-out at least five times a week in a bid to be fitter, healthier and undo some of the Christmas fun we’ve enjoyed (perhaps a little bit too much) over the past couple […]

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Not quite feeling 2020 yet? Here’s our top tips for a gentle January

As months go, January often doesn’t get the best press.  It can be cold, dark, wet and a little bit flat after glitzy December.  And that’s before we get into the making (and possibly breaking!) of resolutions, worrying about our increased weight, decreased bank balance and that looming credit card bill!

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As an Osteopath – I’ve not just got your back!

What do you think of when you hear the word Osteopath?  Backs and spines?  Possibly so – I certainly see lots of patients with back pain.  But there are a whole range of symptoms and conditions that osteopathy and acupuncture can help ease that might not immediately spring to mind and I thought we’d have […]

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Hypermobility – the trouble with being double jointed

Hypermobility double jointed

It is estimated that 10%-15% of children have hypermobile joints or joints that can move beyond the normal range of motion. People with this issue are often referred to as being “double jointed.” And whilst this may sound impressive, it can actually come with some painful side-effects. I’ve recently been treating a wonderful 12-year-old footballer who has been […]

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Pregnancy – not an illness, right?

Being pregnant is a real cause for celebration, especially if it’s taken a little while to conceive. And, what with work and the other demands of our 24/7 modern lifestyles, it’s tempting to try to carry on ‘as normal’. But that’s not going to be so easy if you’re feeling sick, tired, beset with back […]

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How to enjoy an injury-free summer holiday!

For most of us the annual summer holiday is the long-awaited, much-anticipated highlight of the year. But, just because we’re away, it doesn’t mean that things won’t go wrong. In fact, being more relaxed and less vigilant in unfamiliar surroundings could leave the unwary wide open to all sorts of holiday hazards. Added to which, […]

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Take the pain out of neck and shoulder strain

Niggles in the neck and sore shoulders are both very common and are often down to injury, stress, tension, poor posture, sleeping position – or any combination of the above. The good news is that most symptoms can be alleviated via osteopathy and/or acupuncture.

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