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...

Sports Taping

K” tape has been around since the 1970s when Dr Kenzo Kase began experimenting with elasticated tape to reduce pain felt by his patients. Since then the tape has made a colourful appearance in elite sport and there is barely any skin left that isn’t taped in the Cross...