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Workplace Wellbeing for businesses and schools Did you know at BOP, alongside offering treatments at the practice, we also offer Workplace Wellbeing assistance to many local businesses, workplaces and schools. The Wellbeing programmes are led by Osteopath, Susan Bunce, who has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with muscular, joint and stress related issues. Most […]

Should I have an injection for my tendonitis issue? There are many forms of tendon dysfunction and tendinopathies, most occurring as a result of wear and tear or overuse. They can be very painful and interruptive on daily life, but there are also many and varied ways of treating them too. Steriod injections These can […]

Manipulation, what is the crack? This is probably one of the most common questions we get asked in clinic. This simple video probably provides one of the simplest explanations and is clearer to understand than my reams of waffle. Pictures speak volumes when it comes to understanding joint cracking! Enjoy! Any further questions, feel free […]

What can be done to help sciatica and what is sciatica? The word sciatica is often used to describe leg pain that is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Some people experience numbness and tingling, weakness or burning, alongside the pain. Symptoms will vary person to person. The pain may make it difficult to […]

Possible benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy  Pregnancy is a physiological state, but even when a woman has an uncomplicated pregnancy she may suffer with back and pelvic pain, nausea, indigestion or emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. When the foetus is in the breech position, labour can be complicated. Labour consists of a series […]

 Can acupuncture help patients suffering stress? Please note this information is taken from the British Acupuncture Council directly.  Up to half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress every year, which often results in illness.(Health and Safety Executive 2011) Other factors that affect stress levels include alcohol, smoking, exams, pregnancy, divorce, moving, death […]

Could acupuncture be used as part of a treatment protocol for anxiety? Please note this information comes directly from the British Acupuncture Council.  Anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (NICE 2007; Clinical Evidence 2007). They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and […]

Can acupuncture help painful periods? Dysmenorrhoea is painful cramps originating in the uterus just prior to or during menstruation. It can be primary (i.e. without any organic pathology) or secondary (i.e. associated with a pathological condition, such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts). The pain usually lasts between 8 and 72 hours.(Fraser 1992) Adolescent girls are […]