To Stretch or not to Stretch

May 24
Earlier this year a review was published on lack of benefits from stretching. Baxter, C., Mc Naughton, L. R., Sparks, A., Norton, L., & Bentley, D. (2017). Impact of stretching on the performance and injury risk of long-distance runners. Research in Sports Medicine, 25(1), 78-90. Ah, I can hear you

Headaches

May 03
Headaches from the Neck! Headaches can have many causes but one such cause is a headache caused by the neck, known as a cervicogenic headache.  The pain from these types of  headache originate in the neck (cervical spine) and then can spread to the base of the skull, side of

Do your homework!

Mar 16
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

Osteopathy & Pregnancy

Mar 05
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

Frozen Shoulder

Mar 05
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