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Tips To Prevent Lower Back Pain When Gardening

From planting new flowers to growing your own fruit and veg, gardening is a rewarding activity that gives you a good workout in the fresh air. Plus, a beautiful garden is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the summer at home. Since many gardening tasks involve reaching, twisting and bending with heavy tools repetitively though, there’s no hiding that gardening can be tough – especially on the lower back. Often, you’ll have to carry out awkward positions for sustained periods of time, which leads to aches and pains. Continue reading

Osteopathy for Sports – Injury Prevention

The old saying “prevention is better than the cure” certainly rings true when it comes to injury – when injury can be prevented, there’s no need for a cure. In sport, injury prevention is a high priority as in many cases, injury prevents athletes from competing, or at least reduces athletic ability to an extent. Whilst many injuries can be treated, whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or enjoy social sports with friends, it’s important to do what you can to prevent injury. Continue reading

Is Your Knee Pain Actually Caused by a Knee Problem?

As the largest joint in your body, your knee is a crucial mechanism for support and movement. However, this makes the knee the most frequently injured of joints in the body, leaving the majority of us to experience knee pain at some point in our lives.

Straining or spraining the structures of the knee, gradual wear or experiencing a tear are common injuries involving the knee cap, cartilage and surrounding tissues. Though in many cases knee pain occurs through sporting or other activities concerning the joint itself, there are several causes which may not actually be attributed to a knee problem. Continue reading

How to make sure those daily housework chores do not result in back pain

Whether you have help with your housework or do everything yourself, there will be routine tasks that you simply cannot avoid that will put your back at risk if not done with care. Household chores work your body in many different ways and can be a useful workout. Carrying laundry up and down the stairs, twisting and turning when using the vacuum cleaner; stretching to dust on top of the furniture, and picking up items from the floor and tidying them away to their rightful place. Continue reading