Author: Chaz

Osteopathy for Barry & the Vale

Do your homework!

Most Osteopaths will be keen to give you some exercise “homework”, usually in the form of very simple exercises, stretches, hot & cold, simple lifestyle changes etc. This homework is for your benefit not ours; however most of us openly admit not following 100% the prescription. The most common reason being lack of time. We are all busy and nowadays…
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Osteopathy & Pregnancy

As the body changes Pregnancy can bring some challenges to expecting mothers. Common conditions that I have seen are: Lower back pain, Sciatica Pubic Symphysis pain Neck and Shoulder pain Mid back pain Coccyx pain How can Osteopathy help you? Osteopaths are primary healthcare providers and  one of its principle’s is to treat the body’s…
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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder commonly affects people aged between 40 – 65 years old and it is more common in women. This condition can affect either should, however it is usually the non-dominant shoulder. This condition is caused when the flexible tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint become inflamed and thickened. The inflammation and thickening of the…
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What medicine should I be using for my back or neck pain?

A large proportion of us do not use medication correctly for musculo-skeletal pain with a large proportion of deaths a year, in the UK, related to non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is important that we improve our knowledge of what drugs are safe to take since self medication is epidemic and over the counter…
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