News: Osteopathy for the Elderly

Many seniors believe the effect of ageing on their body's joints is untreatable. Keeping mobile is the key to your health.

Osteopathic treatment can offer the elderly treatment, advice and help to improve balance, circulation, joint stiffness and mobility.

The effects of ageing on the body can cause symptoms like:

  • poor balance
  • general stiffness
  • back and neck pain
  • hip and knee pain and stiffness
  • arthritis and joint swelling

 

News: Growing Pains in Children

The young body's rapid growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Osteopathic treatment can help remove the strain that's causing growing pains. - more

News: Osteopathy for Back Pain

Research* have shown improvements in back pain after a consultation with an osteopath.

In a typical case of acute back pain, the osteopath would treat the restricted and painful areas identified in the examination. The treatment would include gentle balancing techniques to improve mobility and reduce pain.

The osteopath would advise stretches and exercises if required.

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News: Natural Remedies for Sinusitis

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to something in our environment (dust mites, pollen etc). Hay fever that happens at certain times of the year is known as seasonal Hay fever.

When we breathe the irritating substances in (such as pollen) our body produces an immune response, causing swelling of our nasal passages, mucus production and itchy eyes. Prolonged mucus production and nasal blockages can lead to infection, which may or may not affect our sinuses. - more

News: Sporting Injuries Osteopaths Treat

  • Ankle and Ligament sprains and tears
  • Shoulder tendonitis/impingement
  • Knee ligament and tendon injuries
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Chronic hip/groin/hamstrings injuries

News: Gut Issues - Can Osteopathy Help?

Symptoms for gut issues can include constipation, diarrhoea, pain and bloating; or, in fact, all of the above at various times.

There can be a lot of different causes, which can make the underlying problem hard to diagnose. It often relates to food allergies, which may not have been identified. And there is sometimes a stress related component to gut issues. - more

News: Warm Breakfast Recipe - Sugar and Gluten Free

Baked ricotta with blueberries 

A delicious, calcium rich, grain-free dessert or hot breakfast. y Prep time 5 mins w Serves 2- 4

Ingredients

250g ricotta

1⁄2 cup of blueberries or /plums/apricots/figs (whatever is in season)

2 dessertspoons of desiccated coconut

News: How good are topical NSAIDs?

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are routinely prescribed for mild to moderate pain and are the most commonly prescribed painkilling drugs worldwide. Applied to the skin, so in a topical preparation such as a gel, cream or plaster, they can act where needed to relieve pain without affecting the rest of the body. For superficial painful conditions like sprains, strains and muscle soreness (and where the skin is unbroken) topical NSAIDs offer this clear advantage over taking tablets, as long as they work. - more

News: 4 Easy Tips for Falling Asleep Faster

Many of us struggle to fall asleep. Whether we hit the pillow stressed, or have diagnosed insomnia, it can be very frustrating tossing and turning each night. So what can we do? 

There’s no one technique that suits everyone. But here are a few tried and tested techniques that might help you fall asleep faster:

Switch off, and switch off

The blue light emitted from our digital devices has a lot to answer for. It disrupts serotonin, the sleep hormone, and tricks your body into thinking it should stay alert – and not prepare for sleep.  - more

News: Gentle Osteopathy Treatment for Pregnancy

The shape and circulation changes that a woman's body undergoes during pregnancy are quite significant.  Their centre of gravity shifts, their lower back changes its curve several times over the course of the pregnancy, their ribs must expand and their blood volume will increase by nearly 50%. All these changes can cause some discomfort and the muscles, joints and circulation all have to respond. Mothers who have had previous strains or injuries prior to becoming pregnant may experience increased discomfort as the pregnancy progresses. - more

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