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Shoes are obviously essential to enable us to go about our daily lives, but unfortunately, most shoes are not designed with natural foot movement in mind.

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You are what you eat, or so the saying goes.  I wanted to give an example of how you can optimise your diet around specific nutrients (that are in everyday foods) that will benefit your healthspan.

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I wanted to share findings from a recent study I read suggesting that drinking beetroot juice before exercise made the brains of older people…

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Ben Verling, Osteopath at Osteo and Physio, explores some of the myths around treatment for bad backs.

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I wanted to emphasise how well designed and strong our backs actually are. Understandably, after an episode of pain people often feel that their backs are weak and vulnerable.

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It is common knowledge that you need to workout to get fitter and stronger. But to get fitter, stronger, remain injury free and to stay healthy it is helpful to do some “working in” too.

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Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular as a way of reducing stress and living a happier life – but do you know how this can affect your physical wellbeing?

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We often have patients that come in to see us that are unsure what has caused their back pain.  One minute they were fine, the next their back hurts. What could be going on?

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The majority of people we treat tend not to be sure of what has caused their pain with a lot of the injuries we treat not being due to an obvious cause or single event, such as a fall or awkward lift…

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In practice we see a lot of people that do not breathe correctly.  When was the last time you thought about your breathing? It is obviously something that we normally do without paying it too much…

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The short answer is less than you probably think. The human body is very responsive to physical stimuli and has evolved to move, the reason why it is advisable to be active on a daily basis…

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Recent research has shown that running can actually help reduce knee joint inflammation. This is contrary to the commonly held belief that running is bad for your knees and may cause wear and tear in the joints…

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Did you know that a quarter of the bones in your body are situated in your feet? Each foot has over 200,000 nerve endings, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and is a biomechanical marvel of evolution…

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Osteopath Ben Verling explores some myths around back pain. He says: ‘As Osteopaths we see people coming to us for many different reasons and often hear…

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Most of the people we treat feel that their posture could do with improving.  Having good posture will certainly help prevent back pain from occurring, but it is worth mentioning…

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Tight hamstrings (the muscles on the back of the thighs) are often reported as a problem by people we treat.  So why might your hamstrings stay tight even after you’ve stretched them?

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This week we launch our series of articles featuring the therapists who work at Osteo and Physio –  and the problems they help solve and treat – beginning with sports therapist Alice Weekes…

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With the colder weather creeping in, Osteo and Physio are helping more clients who are complaining of aches and pains, particularly in the lower back. There has been talk in the news recently…

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The New Year is traditionally a time to get fitter and to try to lose some weight gained over the festive period.  We tend to see a rise in injuries in the practice at this early time of year generally fro…

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We all know that too much stress is bad for our health.  As an osteopath I regularly see the physical consequences that daily stresses can place on people’s backs and necks……

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There has been some national press coverage around the subject of “detoxing” recently, a lot of it stipulating that detox diets are a fad, that it is a nonsense term with no real meaning and that products …

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This blog post may seem like an obvious topic to write about but there is growing evidence to emphasize how we shouldn’t underestimate the importance of standing up from a seated posture as often as possib…

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Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in many forms to alleviate conditions and discomfort. Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TMC) acupuncture is the most widely practiced, and more familiar to m…

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Apart from the common cold, what ailment results in the loss of the most working days in Britain each year, forcing five million people to consult their doctor and will cause discomfort at some point in…