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Osteoporosis and Spinal pain

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a slow developing condition whereby the density and the quality of the bones are reduced, making them become more fragile. This process occurs over a number of years and in most cases is only diagnosed when small trauma or a minor fall causes a fracture.   Causes of osteoporosis The

Slipped Discs and Low Back Pain

What is a slipped disc? A ‘slipped disc’ is essentially the intervertebral disc pushed out of the spinal column by excessive force and pressure, or example, bending and twisting while lifting a heavy object. The protrusion of a disc can cause pain in the local area, however, if the protrusion is significant enough, it may

Need that extra spring in your step?

With longer days and fine weather fast approaching, we want to make sure you’re feeling ready for Spring. We’re now at that time of the year where we’re doing anything from digging out our running shoes, getting back in the saddle, to finally getting stuck into the mess that we call ‘the garden’. However, Spring

Back pain – How to help

How often do you find yourself taking medication to relieve your back pain symptoms - or how many times do you find yourself heating up the wheat bag in the microwave? Most likely, too often, right? It seems it is more common to suffer with back pain than not – and it’s no wonder. Studies

Slips, trips and broken hips

Unfortunately for us, living in the UK means the wintery conditions seem to last forever! As the temperatures continue to drop, the injuries from slips and trips tends to rise. The most common of injuries following a fall include: Ankle sprains A ligament is a band of tissue which attaches bone to bone. The ankle

How to avoid back pain from travelling

One of the most common aspects of travelling is sitting. Whether it’s sitting on public transport, long uncomfortably cramped flights abroad, driving from one end of a country to another - at some point, we need to sit. Holidays are the time where we shouldn’t have a worry in the world. A time to relax

How can acupuncture enhance your performance?

  Acupuncture is a treatment method regularly used by Physiotherapists to improve a wide range of conditions. Although it has been around for thousands of years, it is only recently that clinical studies have actually proved its effectiveness. Athletes are always looking for an edge that will allow them to increase their performance, whether they

Can Traditional Acupuncture Help you get ‘Back’ to Health?

As a leading cause of disability[1] and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness, lower back pain is estimated to cost the UK economy over £12 billion per year[2]. In the UK the condition is responsible for 37% of all chronic pain in men and 44% in women[3] but in a bid to cope

Back to School – Posture

A child’s posture during school can be affected for many different reasons - one of the biggest reasons is how they sit. Children under the age of 14 are now spending on average 9.5 hours (40%) a day sat down. Poor seating means it is easy for your child to become uncomfortable and adopt an

Can Traditional Acupuncture Help you get ‘Back’ to Health?

  As a leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness, lower back pain is estimated to cost the UK economy over £12 billion per year. In the UK the condition is responsible for 37% of all chronic pain in men and 44% in women but in a bid to