Dynamic Sitting? Tell me more…

How many of us are bothered with back pain, especially when we sit down for a long time? Lower back pain is inevitable if your body posture is not ideal while sitting down for long periods. There is an abundance of published evidence pointing to the detrimental effects of sitting with a slouched posture, as well […]

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Treating Whiplash the Osteopathic way

Many people who suffer from the pain of spinal injuries seek the help of osteopaths. Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves affects how it functions.

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Why Does My Back Hurt? The Biomechanics of back pain explained

Your ‘backbone’ or spine comprises a series of separate bones (vertebrae) joined together by deformable intervertebral discs, which are tough gristle-like pads of cartilage. Adjacent vertebrae are also connected by small sliding joints, the apophyseal, or facet, joints (Figure 1), and by ligaments which are tough fibrous bands. All of these structures, including the discs, […]

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The Hero who showed us that surgery treats spinal cancer better than radiotherapy alone

In 2005, Dr Patchell and his colleagues published ground-breaking research into spinal cancer in the Lancet. For the first time, this group proved that when cancer has spread to the spine and starts to compress the spinal cord, tackling the spinal cord compression directly with surgery resulted in a better chance of stopping paralysis compared […]

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The Advantage of Standing Tall

When you get in the car in the morning, you will probably feel awake, motivated and set up for the day ahead. You fasten your seatbelt and adjust your rear view mirror before setting off by tilting it upwards. Ignition on and off to go! You arrive at work, once you’ve finally found a place […]

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