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Everyday causes of pain

Muscle weakness One of the most common issues is just weakness of the muscles that support the lower back. So many of us are sedentary for long periods of time during the day and muscle mass reduces rapidly when it isn’t being used. These supporting muscles act as a...

Desk Posture

Desk posture is something that is easy to improve with simple adaptations to your set up. Those using laptops should aim to have a separate screen, mouse and key board. This is so that the top of the screen is at eye height and your shoulders are positioned better,...

Cricket Fans

The 2019 Ashes Series upon us. If you are a cricketer or have a cricketer in your family you may find this interesting. A study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine found the majority of cricket injuries are sustained by the younger fast bowler during matches and...

Is pain a catastrophe?

One of the issues as an osteopath we can be presented with is a pain response known as ‘catastrophizing’. This is a situation in which a patient can fear the worst outcomes of their pain and start to develop fear avoidance patterns with their daily activities...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness week

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the joints but can involve others parts of the body such as inflammation of the lungs and heart. RA affects approximately 1% of the population, afflicting middle age women 2.5 times as frequently as...