Osteopathy

Sitting is the new smoking

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They say sitting is the new smoking – are you suffering from back and neck pain while sitting at work? Heres what you can do yourself to help, and set up your work space ergonomically. Movement is key – One of the main reasons why the musculature in the upper back and neck becomes stiff…

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Ice or Heat?

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We always get asked at Wandsworth Town Osteopathy: should I use ice or heat to reduce my pain and aid my recovery? The general rule is to use ice for the initial days immediately following an injury. This is called the acute phase. Ice is useful in reducing swelling and inflammation in the acute phase…

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Webster’s Technique & Pregnancy

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Webster’s Technique is a specialist manoeuvre which aims to enable the baby to revert back to an optimal birthing position if breached. Webster’s Technique works through a very gentle series of articulations, originating from chiropractic adjustments of the sacrum and sacroiliac joints along with direct release of the round ligaments. The round ligaments job is…

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Should I choose Yoga or Pilates?

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There are many similarities between the two disciplines, with both offering improvement in flexibility, endurance, control, strength and mental well being. Yoga itself can be traced back some 5000 years where it was developed initially as a form of meditation, and despite all the variations of yoga classes this core is instilled throughout, even today,…

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Have I got Runner’s Knee?

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Runners Knee or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is the most common knee dysfunction we see at Wandsworth Town Osteopathy. The symptoms include general knee pain around, on or behind the kneecap itself and occasionally swelling around the joint line. The pain usually gets worse during activities such as running as well as doing everyday movements such…

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