Dancing is an immensely challenging sport, like no other. The physical demand on your body is incredible, as it requires a lot of strength, flexibility and stamina, putting you at high risk of injury.
Dancers are often expected to complete repetitive movements for long hours and research has shown that working like this for over five hours a day can increase your risk of stress fractures and similar injuries.
Due to having no “off season”, a lot of dancers receive minimal recovery time and continue with intensive training. If they are operating on unhealthy body weights and to strict diets, this will also increase their risk of injury. Continue reading
Circulation is responsible for directing life-supporting blood throughout your body 24 hours a day. It’s is what allows your heart to pump blood, your brain to function and your body to move around. When experiencing bad circulation, it can be down to a few bad habits, such as smoking tobacco, poor diet, long periods of inactivity or lack of exercise.
Osteopathy is the practise of detecting, treating and supressing health problems through movement, massages and stretching of the muscles and joints. It can treat many medical issues, most commonly arthritis, headaches and backpain. But some people may be surprised to hear that it can also be an effective treatment for digestive discomfort.
What are Digestion Problems?
Digestion problems are common amongst people of all ages, but unfortunately many choose to mask these concerns rather than finding the direct cause and an effective solution. Digestive issues can be caused by many different factors, including our diet, stress levels and general lifestyle, leading to great discomfort such as: Continue reading
Fibromyalgia is a common condition that has been diagnosed in an increasing number of people in the United Kingdom. Here we explain the symptoms of fibromyalgia and how osteopathic treatment can be used to ease them.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia, sometimes referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a condition that causes muscular or musculoskeletal pain across the body, with sufferers experiencing severe stiffness and tenderness. It is a chronic, long term illness that requires careful treatment and pain management. Continue reading
As 2018 begins, we look back at eight of our most memorable blogs from the past twelve months.
- Back in January we looked at how being stressed, overworked or overtired are common experiences for people of today’s fast-paced world, and how osteopathy can help to reduce the symptoms of stress.
- In March we asked if routine strenuous housekeeping tasks are putting our backs at risk, and advised our readers on how to make sure those daily housework chores do not result in back pain.