Could osteopathy be the answer?

Perhaps you’ve been struggling with discomfort, pain, stiffness or tightness in the back or neck? Perhaps you’ve also been struggling with it on or off for some time:  weeks, months or even years?   Well you’re not alone. This sort of pain is both common and often ongoing, with some days or weeks better than…

How to choose a mattress

We spend up to one third of our lives in bed! So, it’s not surprising that our bed, mattress and pillows can have a significant impact on the state of our physical health! But whereas pillows are often the first thing we change or replace if we’re suffering with aches or pain in our neck…

Is the plank doing you harm?

There’s been a lot made of the ‘core’ and building your core strength in recent year. Most fitness professionals are keen that you work your core area and many fitness activities focus on core strength with exercises such as ‘the plank’.   Unfortunately, the concept of core strength has been largely misinterpreted. The result is…

What to do about low back pain

Low back pain.   Low back pain is extremely common, with around 80% of us having experienced it at some point. If you’ve not struggled with it yourself, then someone you know will have.   The good news is that it’s rarely very serious, so whilst the pain may be debilitating, it will pass in…

Doing nothing…

  This is a pretty common reaction to pain that comes and goes over the months and years. Especially amongst men! It still surprises me after many years in clinic to hear that people have put up with back and neck pain over long periods of time. But it’s understandable.   You get used to…