pain

13Sep 2017

Shoulder pain can be difficult to shift. Due to the highly mobile nature of the shoulder and the fact that the shoulder has less integrity than many other peripheral joints (ie the muscles of the area are primarily responsible for its integrity), there is increased risk of injury to the structures of the shoulder. The […]

09Mar 2017

Persistant or Chronic Pain We all feel pain from time to time. When someone injures themselves, specific nerves recognise this as pain, which in turn triggers the body’s repair mechanism. As the problem resolves, the pain tends to improve and usually disappears within 3-6 months. This type of pain could be argued to be beneficial: if it […]

01Jul 2016

In this second installment on running injuries, we are going to look at the common problems below the knee that we encounter and advise upon in the clinic. Going the extra mile – part 2: The most common running injuries, their causes, symptoms and how to help yourself. Shin splints Location of the pain Along […]

29Jun 2016

A system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. This is the Oxford English dictionary definition of reflexology. This definition is in part true. The theory behind the treatment is that the feet are a mirror image of our bodies […]

29Mar 2016

There is no time during the life of a woman who chooses to have children when she will experience such rapid physiological and anatomical changes as both during and after pregnancy. Of course, we all experience great change during childhood, but at this stage we have few demands on us other than sleeping, eating, drinking […]

10Mar 2016
We treat Postural problems in Worthing and West Sussex

The curse of the forward head posture In clinic many of my clients present to me with a classic postural problems and the ‘forward head posture’ (FHP) This tends to have been perfected by the client over a period of time and results in the head drifting forward, instead of the ears being positioned over […]

02Mar 2016

Carpal tunnel syndrome- what is it and what can be done to help the condition The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage formed by small bones in your wrist (below) and the tough band of tissues that control the tendons which move your fingers (ontop). In this condition there is compression of one of the […]

02Mar 2016

Knee pain, arthritis, meniscal and ligament damage, what can be done. The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the human body. When it is damaged in either a traumatic way, for example in sport or by general wear and tear over time, treatment may be needed to improve function. The […]

28Feb 2016
Back pain and osteopathy

United kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: cost effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care (BMJ) Abstract Objective To assess the cost effectiveness of adding spinal manipulation, exercise classes, or manipulation followed by exercise (“combined treatment”) to “best care” in general practice for patients consulting with low back […]

26Feb 2016

Repetitive strain injuries Repetitive strain injuries, are, as the name implies, injuries sustained as a result of repetitive movements and overuse. Injury  occurs to the musculoskeletal and nervous system, generally in an accumulative fashion. The condition tends to occur more in the upper body, effecting the hands, wrists, forearms, arms, neck and shoulders. Patients will […]

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