Osteopathy Blog - Osteopath West

The Stages of Pain Medication for Back Pain and When to Consider Non-Surgical IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression

22 Jun 2023

The opioid crisis highlighted the dangers from over-prescribing pain medications for back pain and has raised consciousness amongst health care professionals of the need and desirability to consider alternatives GPs are at the front line of spinal pain with 7% of GP consultations in ...

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How Osteopathy can help Post – Covid

08 May 2021

  Photo by (Fusion Medical Animation) Corona Virus has affected many of us and during these difficult times, it is important to remember to stay active and not  to neglect your body Those who have caught the virus...

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How Osteopathy can help with Frozen Shoulder

27 Feb 2020

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, sacrificing some stability for mobility At Osteopath West  we see a number of patients displaying signs and symptoms of frozen shoulder and it is our goal to give an early diagnosis, treatment, and effective rehabilitation programme to enable the ...

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Does How We Sleep Affect Tissue Healing?

04 Nov 2019

We all need sleep for our tissues to heal and Australian scientists and pain specialists Lorimer & Moseley suggest that sleeplessness may contribute to ill health and increased sensitivity of tissues and that with not enough sleep there is not ...

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Jaw Pain and Osteopathy

08 Aug 2019

Are you suffering with jaw pain? What is causing my Jaw Pain? The Temporomandibular Joint (it’s a mouthful) or TMJ is frequently the cause of jaw pain This joint is located in the skull and helps move the jaw up, ...

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What exactly is Plantar Fasciitis?

07 Dec 2018

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 ...

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Piriformis Syndrome or Just a Pain in the Butt?

12 Nov 2018

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 ...

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Myofascial Cupping and Dry Needling

12 Nov 2017

Varying sized cups Pump & Cup 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 ...

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Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic….Similarities & Differences.

13 Jan 2016

We all aim to reduce pain levels 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 ...

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

09 Jun 2015

Its only fun darlings!! ha 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 ...

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Pregnancy: Postural Changes, Aches, Pains & Osteopathy

12 Feb 2015

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 ...

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Our Ultimate Weakness: The Achilles Heel.

13 Nov 2014

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 ...

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World Cup Football: foot and ankle injuries

12 Jun 2014

World Cup Football started in Brazil last week and so did the injury worries Did you select your England team ? Danny Wellbeck’s thigh injury on the road to recovery, Oxlade-Chamberlane’s knee in ...

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

25 Feb 2014

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 ...

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

15 Oct 2013

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 ...

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What medication should I be using for my musculo-skeletal pain?

14 Oct 2013

Acupuncture for pain relief 70-80% of us mismanage our medication for musculo-skeletal pain relief Next blog up tomorrow advising on benefits and risks of painkillers and anti-inflammatories ...

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British Open Squash

23 May 2013

Here is a link to my recent controversial interview with Rod Gilmour, squash journalist, ex Daily Telegraph http://squashplayermagtumblrcom/post/50890237429/opie-womens-game-needs-harder-work-ethic ...

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Can Osteopathy help relieve the symptoms of headaches?

18 Apr 2013

an acupuncture point used in treatment for headache relief According to leading UK consultant neurologist John Patten,  headaches are the most common symptom come across in medicine  The  NHS ...

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Can Osteopathy help ease symptoms of headaches?

18 Mar 2013

New blog tomorrow on headaches and osteopathy: when to treat and when to refer for further investigations Advice and what osteopathy can do for you ...

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Prevention of Shoulder Injuries

25 Feb 2013

See this great YouTube video on how to keep your shoulder strong The emphasis is on swimmer’s shoulder but the exercises can be applied to most shoulder problems Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Aquatics Sports – YouTube  ...

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