How your osteopath can help with your arthritic pain

How your osteopath can help with your arthritic pain

Joints affected by osteoarthritis can be painful. Unfortunately, adapting your movement to avoid the pain only serves to let the joint become more arthritic. Your osteopath can help with your arthritic pain. Osteoarthritis is the “wear and tear” arthritis...
Osteopathy for the treatment of lower back pain

Osteopathy for the treatment of lower back pain

Your osteopath is qualified to diagnose and treat your lower back pain- provided it is “non-specific”. Non-Specific Lower Back Pain This strange term refers to the cause of the pain rather than the symptoms. NSLBP is within your osteopath’s remit,...
How osetopathy can help reduce stress induced tension

How osetopathy can help reduce stress induced tension

Stress alone can be enough to cause tension in your upper back, neck, and shoulders. But modern-day stressors, such as a stressful job that keeps you stuck at a laptop, only add to it. The Nervous System’s Response to Stress The Sympathetic Nervous System is the...
Osteopathy for neck pain

Osteopathy for neck pain

Neck pain and back pain are the leading cause of lost workdays among musculoskeletal problems. Cricked Necks Waking up with a crick in your neck can be anything from a mild annoyance to a safety risk if it affects your driving. Although most episodes will clear...
Symptoms and management of migraines through osteopathy

Symptoms and management of migraines through osteopathy

Migraines can be debilitating, and account for a significant number of national sick days. There are medications available to help manage or reduce symptoms, but prevention is better than cure. Symptoms of Migraines Although they may be misunderstood as “just...
How can osteopaths help with conditions of the elbow & shoulder

How can osteopaths help with conditions of the elbow & shoulder

Osteopaths don’t just treat backs! We can also help with aches and pains in the elbow and shoulder. Elbow Pain Muscle Strains around the Elbow We recently posted about epicondylitis: tennis and golfer’s elbow. We can also help with more straight forward...
Golfer’s & tennis elbow: prevention, diagnosis and management

Golfer’s & tennis elbow: prevention, diagnosis and management

Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow are both forms of epicondylitis: inflammation in the elbow where the muscle meets bone. They often begin as a simple muscle strain, but without management they can become a lot more painful and debilitating. Epicondylitis vs Pulled...
Symptoms, causes and management of frozen shoulder

Symptoms, causes and management of frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder refers to a specific condition, not just general shoulder stiffness. The cause is often unknown, but the effect is stiffening of the shoulder capsule: the fibrous tissue that surrounds the joint. It’s an inflammatory condition, known officially...
Sciatica and Osteopathy

Sciatica and Osteopathy

One of the most common complaints we see in clinic is Sciatica. Symptoms appear anywhere along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, into the back of the thigh, and down into the foot. These symptoms are caused by irritation to the nerve, such as from...
Telehealth in Osteopathy

Telehealth in Osteopathy

In these unprecedented times, there comes a need for innovation and lateral thinking to continue to provide our patients with excellent care and service. Telehealth, while reasonably new in Osteopathy, aims to bridge a much-needed gap in health communication. In this...