When am I most susceptible to sports injuries?

When am I most susceptible to sports injuries?

In the modern age of rising obesity levels, we are never far away from a Government backed message about healthy eating and living. Key to this is the recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day, five days per week. Yet we aren’t told of just how common injuries can be when indulging in what should be health-boosting, lifespan-lengthening sports. Understanding which injuries are…

Why should I have a post-natal massage?

Why should I have a post-natal massage?

The benefits of massage as part of a pre-natal health and wellness regime are generally promoted and understood far more so than for the post-natal period. Yet this is a time when mum’s body is in recovery mode – when wounds may be healing, hormones may be stabilising and bone structures may be undergoing a settling stage. Given these changes…

How long can back pain last?

How long can back pain last?

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work, equating to 31 million lost working days per year. To put this into context, around half of us will suffer from chronic pain at some stage in our lives, and seeking treatment for back issues in a timely manner can, and does, have an overarching impact on recovery. For those who have…

Are hip and back pain related?

Are hip and back pain related?

The hundreds of bones and muscles in our musculoskeletal system are cleverly interlinked relying on each other for support and function. Yet this intricacy can begin to feel less like smart biomechanics, and more a literal pain in the back. When something goes wrong in the body in one area, that affects another and one of the most common examples…

The benefits of osteopathy for your baby

The benefits of osteopathy for your baby

Birth is a tough process for mother and baby alike, with stresses, strains and often injury suffered. These stresses can be worsened where a difficult birth has been experienced – difficult being defined as a caesarean, forceps or ventouse delivery. Long or very quick labours are can also cause stresses to the baby. Osteopathy, for both mum and baby, offers…

How does osteopathy help with a sports injury?

How does osteopathy help with a sports injury?

From the twice a week gym goer to the elite sports professional, osteopathy can play a key role in treating sports injuries and preventing further injuries. Sports and osteopathy The fundamental concept of osteopathy is that the wellbeing of a person relies on the bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues working well together and we achieve this by moving, stretching…

When should I have a pregnancy massage?

When should I have a pregnancy massage?

Let’s be honest, pregnancy is a challenging time for any woman. Every day over the course of nine months your body is evolving – anatomically and physiologically. From the second of conception right through to your baby’s birth, you are experiencing nothing short of a series of natural miracles. Despite this the reality is that pregnancy can feel uncomfortable and,…