Osteopathy Awareness Week – 14 – 18 April 2013 Many people are unaware of the range of complaints that an Osteopath can treat and manage. Some of these include: Back and neck pain Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Headaches Heel and foot pain Knee pain Postural problems Pregnancy/ post natal care Repetitive strain injuries Sciatica Shin splints.. read more →

Counterstrain is a technique that was developed by Osteopath Lawrence Jones in 1955. It is a simple technique that is used to release muscles in a gentle way, with minimal discomfort. It may be performed if your Osteopath finds a tender point in one of your muscles, these are known as trigger points. Your Osteopath.. read more →

Piriformis syndrome is one of the causes of sciatica. It is caused by the piriformis muscle (a muscle in your buttocks that rotates the hip) irritating or compressing the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome sometimes is called wallet sciatica or fat-wallet syndrome. Kramer (from Seinfeld) makes reference to such a problem in an episode where he.. read more →

Muscle Energy Technique (MET), was first described by Osteopath Fred Mitchell Sr in 1948, and further developed by Fred Mitchell Jnr. It is a form of osteopathic treatment in which the patient is placed in a precise position. The patient is asked to actively contract specific muscles, in a specific direction against a counter-force applied.. read more →

30 Jan 2013
January 30, 2013

Heat or Ice

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When to use Ice or Heat? This is a very common question patients ask all the time. The easiest way to remember is: Use ice for injuries and use heat for muscles. Ice: Ice is a painless, drug free way of settling down inflamed, hot and swollen tissues. It is not a form of treatment,.. read more →