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Groin Strain – How to manage it

What is a groin strain? We know that having a groin strain is incredibly frustrating. It is an injury to the adductor muscles and tendons, which are along the inside of your thigh. Groin strains are common in sports that require a sudden…
lower back pain
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Pain in the Lower Back - My Top 5 Tips

The statistics say that 80% of us will experience lower back pain in our lifetime, which is a lot, but I'm sure it must be more! Maybe I have a skewed perspective of reality because I'm an osteopath - everyone I see has (or had) a problem,…
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Myths of Painful Backs (Revisited)

Just over a year ago I wrote an article for this magazine titled 'The Myths of Back Pain'. In it, I discussed how it is okay to twist and bend despite all the health and safety advice, why you should be lifting heavy weights as part of your…
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Using Habits to Avoid Pain

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant   In my job as an osteopath, in the last ten years I have had the pleasure of treating people from all walks of life. I have treated professional…
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How to Treat Plantar Facsiitis

Plantar fasciitis is a relatively common condition which causes pain underneath the heel and foot. The plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue which passes from the heel to the tips of the toes and it provides attachment points for the…
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'Wear and Tear'? Don't worry about it!

We all love a rhyme. Rhymes and alliteration, in fact. Evolutionary psychologists put it down to the fact that humans passed knowledge through the generations by telling stories. Our lives literally depended on remembering knowledge passed…
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Frozen Shoulder: The How's and Why's

Our shoulder is the most mobile joint in our body. A remnant from our tree-swinging ancestors, now it's a joint that enables us to use our dextrous hands as the brilliant tools that they are. If our shoulder is out of action, life suddenly…
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It's Not Your Lower Back's Fault!

It's Not Your Lower Back's Fault!   When I was at school, I had a lovely maths teacher called Mrs Boyce. Unlike many of my classes, Mrs Boyce allowed us to sit where we like. I’m sure the intention was that by giving us some autonomy…
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60 Hour Keto Fast - Live Updates

Sunday 9pm - The Fast Begins! My last morsel of food was eaten half an hour ago. It’s a strange feeling knowing that I’m not going to eat again for (hopefully) 60 hours. I’m super aware of all the feelings in my body, wondering if…
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How to Get More Energy in a Busy Life

First day back at work after the new baby and, funnily enough, I feel like I need more energy..! What's the quickest way to GET MORE ENERGY if your workload stays the same?  - - >  Cut out all processed sugar from your diet and practice…
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Come Out of Hibernation Slowly to Prevent Back Pain!

Change of Seasons Every day, as I walk around the plinth treating my patients, I look up through the window and see the tops of the trees. Listening to my patients' stories, learning from them and laughing with them, and seeing the gradual…