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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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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Why we all need Vitamin C

Also known as L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is an essential vitamin used every day for growth and repair of tissues, it helps to form connective tissue which is needed in all areas of the body from bone, cartilage, to...

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