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Back and pelvis pain in pregnancy

Back and pelvis pain in pregnancy

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is really common during pregnancy and can come on during any stage, although it’s more common in the third trimester. PGP can be mild to severe pain in the lower back and pelvis/groin area which can also spread to the thigh even as far as the knee. It is typically made…

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Who’s got your back? We have!

It’s pretty full on, isn’t it? The first two years of a baby’s life are full of responsibility and hard work on your part. They grow quickly, and need constant care and monitoring. Whilst they can alert you to the fact that they’re unhappy (usually in the middle of the night!), they can’t tell you…

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Children and mobile phones: are we building problems for the future?

So, our last two blogs in this BackCare Awareness week looked at the use of backpacks at school. And while it’s vital to get a decent backpack and keep the weight in it to a minimum, at the end of the day, kids will probably still sling it over one shoulder. But let’s face it, that’s not the end of…

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BackCare Awareness Week 2017: school backpacks

BackCare Awareness this week is being aimed at schoolchildren who are increasingly at risk of back pain. If there’s one time in your life when you should be free of aches and pains you’d think it would be when you’re a kid but 1 in 4 secondary school pupils report regular or daily back pain.…

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What treatment to expect for your baby

So, you’re thinking about taking your baby to see an osteopath. Perhaps someone recommended it or perhaps you’ve read about osteopathic treatment for babies. Either way, most people in your position aren’t entirely clear what the treatment is actually going to involve. And even after a visit, some people are left asking what exactly the…

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Unhappy baby?

Generally, a patient is able to tell us if they have pain, where it hurts, how much it affects them and how they may have caused the problem. Babies, however, are notoriously difficult to question!!   So how can you tell if your baby might benefit from osteopathic treatment? Well, while there’s no sure-fire way…

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Your baby is on the move

Before you know it, your wonderful new arrival has gone from tiny baby, completely reliant on you, to being a little personality ready to explore the world. As your baby gets older, moving their head and eyes to follow objects isn’t enough anymore: they want to get moving! It’s an exciting time.   Rock ‘n…

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Helping your baby move

So, you’re a mum now and a new world is opening up to you. The first few months of your baby’s life are amazing and so full of change. And it’s not just you who’s got to adapt to this strange new world.   Your baby has to get used to life outside of the…

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Pregnancy aches, pains and problems? Osteopathy can help you cope.

The first in Adam Wilson’s series of blogs about how osteopathy can help in pregnancy. In this blog, he focuses on the changes that happen before the big day and how we can help. Pregnancy produces many changes within the body, on many different levels. And of course it’s not just how a mother looks on…

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