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Sciatica and low back pain: what is it and what can I do?

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Sciatica and low back pain: what is it and what can I do? What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain or change in sensation that is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the back of the pelvis, across the buttocks, down the legs and all the way into the…

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Scheuermannʼs Kyphosis

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Scheuermann’s Kyphosis Our Spine: – the spine has 3 natural curves   1. the cervical (neck) spine curves slightly inwards (lordosis)     2. the thoracic spine (chest level) curves slightly outwards (kyphosis) and     3. the lumbar spine curves slightly inwards (lordosis)   This pattern allows even weight distribution and allows the spine to withstand all types of forces. Scheuermann’s Kyphosis: What is it? Scheuermannʼs kyphosis is a…

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Christmas Gift Ideas

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Stuck for Christmas Gift Ideas? Having Trouble deciding on an Original Christmas Present? Challenged for an original Christmas Gift Idea? Why not try a gift voucher from our massage range or a voucher for a much needed physiotherapy MOT?   Christmas Gift Ideas from our massage range include: Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Head and Neck Massage, Pre and Post Natal Massage, Foot and Ankle…

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World Osteoporosis Day 20th October 2014

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What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition that affects bone health, causing them to become weak and fragile and more prone to fractures. Where do these fractures occur? These fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hips but can affect other bones such as the arm or pelvis. In Northern Ireland in 2014 72,000 people have osteoporosis, the combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with…

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National Arthritis Week 12-19th October

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National Arthritis Week: The Nation’s most painful moments were revealed this week in the results of a national survey into pain. 92% of those surveyed with arthritis rated their condition as painful as childbirth. When asked to best describe their pain, almost half (46%) said it felt ‘like hot knives every time I move’ and for over a third (38%) the pain of arthritis caused ‘constant fatigue and loss of…

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Sitting Posture: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

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What is good posture? How can I achieve and maintain correct posture? The research organisation and charity Arthritis Care, provides valuable advice regarding sitting posture, look at the following link or copy it into your browser for tips and advice to reduce back strain when sitting:   http://www.inspirearthritiscare.org.uk/features/are-you-sitting-comfortably Further Information We can provide assessment and treatment for back and neck pain and ergonomic advice for home and work. We hope…

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Pain Self Management

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Pain Self Management: 10 Top Tips To Ease Pain and Self-Manage It: 1. Exercise: research demonstrates that gentle exercise can help to ease pain by reducing stiffness and helping to break the vicious circle of pain/less exercise/more pain and stiffness. Simple steps like gardening, walking and swimming can start the path to more regular exercise. 2. Correct breathing: when in acute pain it is common to take shallow breaths, focusing…

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Back pain: 5 steps to avoid it

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Back pain: 5 simple steps to avoid it: Back pain self-management is possible. Check the following list to see what you can do to help avoid back pain. School bags and backpacks can contribute to back pain: With the new school year approaching, give serious consideration to the weight of school bags and back packs. School children and students should use a well-designed backpack, worn over both shoulders to distribute…

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