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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 […]

Osteopathy for work The health and safety executive estimate that in 2013/14 there were 526,000 cases of work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – about 42% of all work related illnesses MSDs are the second biggest cause of absence from work, effecting over 1m people at a cost to the economy (estimated in 2007) of £7bn. […]

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 […]

Getting to the point of the matter: medical acupuncture with Chris Brooks at the BOP Medical acupuncture, which is sometimes referred to as ‘dry needling’, is a modern adaptation of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It was formed using the principles of evidence-based medicine and incorporates modern knowledge of anatomy and physiology. It is used by doctors, […]

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 […]

Foot and ankle pain The ankle and the foot are made up of many small bones, connected by ligaments, muscles and fascia. This helps to make them strong, flexible and stable, which is a ideal for what we need them to do. Some of the most common things we see in clinic affecting the foot […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an therapy with origins in ancient China but slowly over time it’s success has moved from east to west. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body called meridians. There are 365  points mapped along 12 major Channels. More than 1,000 points are found on your hands, […]

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