we treat people in pain in worthing west sussex

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 […]

Knee pain and sports injuries in worthing west sussex

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Matt Schofield Osteopath Worthing

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 […]

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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