Author name: Chris Walker

We all feel pain from time to time. When someone injures themselves, specific nerves recognise this as pain, which in turn triggers the body’s repair mechanism. As the problem resolves, the pain tends to improve and usually disappears within 3-6 months. This type of pain could be argued to be beneficial: if it hurts, you […]

Osteopathy Back or lumbar pain, female person with backache

Advice for working at your desk If your work is office or computer based you can spend a significant portion of your day seated at a desk which can lead to host of problems for your health.  But with a few changes and addition of good habits, you can keep productive at work and keep

If your back is feeling stiff after a day hunched at the computer, laptop or on your mobile phone here are a few upper back stretches to relieve the pain and regain comfortable movement

What is Text Neck? Text neck is the phrase used to describe the pain and discomfort that develops in our necks and upper backs caused by spending excessive periods of time with our head bent forward over smart phones or tablets. This can of course apply to laptops too if they are not on stands.

Here are the 4 basic stretches to do when you are suffering an episode of mechanical low back pain. Please consult with Margaret or Jamie if you have any concerns about whether they are right for your condition.            

Osteoporosis is a condition that makes bones more brittle and prone to fracture. Although osteoporosis can affect men and younger people, post-menopausal women are most at risk. One of the best ways to help maintain healthy bones is to exercise regularly – which encourages the bones to absorb calcium and other mineral salts that keep

Woman lifting barbell resting on her shoulders

Sprains and strains of muscles and joints happen to all of us and for most, they are a painful, but temporary reminder to be a little more careful. Prompt action can help your body to heal faster and may prevent further injury or prolonged pain.  Strained or ‘pulled’ muscles often happen when we overexert untrained

I’m often asked this question, so here’s a quick guide to help you understand the different types of arthritis and what you can do to help yourself. What is arthritis? Arthritis literally means joint inflammation. There are many different types of arthritis from those that solely affect the joints to others that can also affect other

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