Osteopathy blog

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What exactly is Plantar Fasciitis?

  WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?     Plantar fascia is a tough, fibrous band of connective tissue on the underneath (plantar surface) of the foot. This tissue connects the calcaneus (heel) to the front end of the foot.   The role of the plantar fascia is to support the muscles and arch of the foot […]

07 Dec 2018 / 0 Comments

Piriformis Syndrome or Just a Pain in the Butt?

In our clinic we treat the piriformis muscle practically every day for a multitude of reasons and causes across all age groups. This muscle is poorly understood amongst the fitness trainers and therefore is often not very well stretched or treated. The muscle is attached to our sacrum and runs diagonally, deep beneath our main buttock muscle, […]

12 Nov 2018 / 0 Comments

Myofascial Cupping and Dry Needling

    Cupping Cupping has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries and is now used widely in western medicine. Traditionally heat is used to create the suction and the cup is left in one area leaving a round bruise on the skin. You may have spotted these bruises on swimmers’ shoulders in the last […]

12 Nov 2017 / 0 Comments

Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic….Similarities & Differences.

    Osteopathy is a primary healthcare system which is complementary to other medical practices (BSO). All UK osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. In order to stay on the register we are required, each year, to take out insurance and  obtain 30 hours of continued professional development (cpd). Our aim is to reduce […]

13 Jan 2016 / 0 Comments

The Most Competitive Event of School Sports Day….The Parents Race.

School sports days will be taking place all over the country this month. Children will be practicing and teachers will be preparing them for their big race or event. However it is this most ill-prepared event that usually attracts the most attention….The Parents Race. Osteopaths and physiotherapists will treat many injured parents post their ‘big […]

09 Jun 2015 / 0 Comments

Pregnancy: Postural Changes, Aches, Pains & Osteopathy

  Physical, chemical and emotional changes take place during pregnancy. These changes are generally influnced by the sudden and dramatic increase in hormone levels, especially oestrogen, progesterone and relaxin. Nausea and morning sickness, often experienced in the first trimester, is attributed to this sudden rise in hormone levels. The influx of hormenes can also cause […]

12 Feb 2015 / 0 Comments

Our Ultimate Weakness: The Achilles Heel.

Tendon injuries are more recently know as tendonapathies. This is due to research that shows that there is little or no inflammation present at the  injured site, unless there is an acute irritation. Tendonopathy is the failed healing of a tendon such as the achilles or forearm extensor and flexor tendons (tennis or golfers elbow) […]

13 Nov 2014 / 1 Comment

World Cup Football: foot and ankle injuries

World Cup Football started in Brazil last week and so did the injury worries. Danny Wellbeck’s thigh injury on the road to recovery, Oxlade-Chamberlane’s knee in final stages of rehab and a minor groin strain scare for Gerrard all add tension to England’s preparation. Brazil also had a scare when star Neymar rolled his ankle […]

12 Jun 2014 / 0 Comments

Iliotibial Band Syndrome:What is it? How to treat it.

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB) also know as runners knee is often referred to as an ‘over-use’ injury but in actual fact it is more than likely a lack of strength or flexibility issue or both. The iliotibial band runs down the outside of the hip from the ilium to below the knee attaching onto the […]

25 Feb 2014 / 0 Comments

Which medicine should I be using for my musculo-skeletal pain?

70-80% of the population mismanage their medication for musculo-skeletal pain with 2000 deaths a year, in the UK, related to non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is important that we improve our knowledge of what drugs are safe to take since self medication is epidemic and over the counter painkillers and anti-infammatories are so easy […]

15 Oct 2013 / 0 Comments

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Richard Palfreeman, Chief Executive Northfields Estate Agents

I have seen Lisa for a long term chronic foot problem and she has been excellent and very thorough at ensuring that I can still train weekly and partake in events such as Love Mud Challenge & London to Paris cycle ride. I would recommend Lisa highly for anyone who wants to continue doing sport even in their 50s.

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Our Ultimate Weakness: The Achilles Heel.

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