Gardening tips to prevent pain

As the sun is shining, bulbs are appearing and the days are getting a little longer – it must be time to get out and blitz the garden. This is indeed the time of year when gardeners everywhere rush out to...

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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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Hamstring Injuries

As winter sports begin, so does the potential risk of associated injuries. Sports that require sprinting, kicking, acceleration and change of direction have an increased risk of participants developing soft tissue injuries, specifically hamstring injuries. What causes hamstring injuries? Hamstring...

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