Footwear for health

How do you know if your shoes are actually supporting you through day to day life? What differentiates between a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ shoe? Let's talk about footwear for health. A 2018 study in America showed that between 62-73% of...

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Tips to boost your immune system

Winter is here… It’s that time of the year where you start to notice people sniffling, sneezing, coughing and blowing their noses. The colder weather always seems to bring with it an influx of cold and flu outbreaks doesn’t it?!...

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Are we drinking enough water?

Many people who have been to an Osteopath may have been told to “keep hydrated/drink water” at the conclusion of the treatment. For many, it’s a very simple piece of advice, however why is it so important? Well, water forms...

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What is pain?

What is pain? The Oxford dictionary describes pain as an unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury.¹ It’s the body’s alarm system to alert you that something is wrong, that there is actual or potential damage to the body. If...

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Stay Fit for Driving

For the majority of the population, driving is an essential part of everyday life. Quite often it is something we don’t even think about, we simply get in the car to get to where we are going and don’t...

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Foam rolling: how can it help with stretching and injury prevention?

How can foam rolling help me? The foam roller is a self-myofascial tool which helps to release tight muscles and decrease tension in connective tissue known as fascia. This is a great way for you to improve flexibility and decrease...

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