Wellbeing in the Workplace

By |May 25th, 2017|

Wellbeing in the workplace is here to stay! It’s the responsibility of the employer and our right as an employee. […]

How to look after each other in the Workplace

By |May 22nd, 2017|

In my view it is so important to look after yourself and those around you both at home and in the workplace. Showing some care and empathy can create a much better atmosphere between colleagues and also help the workforce feel appreciated, and may increase productivity, and perhaps keep absenteeism to a minimum.

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Mental Health Awareness Week Newsletter – May 2017

By |May 9th, 2017|

This years Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on why so few of us thrive in good mental health on a daily basis.

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Are you Thriving or Surviving?

By |May 7th, 2017|

Mental Health Awareness Week this year focuses on not simply how many people live with metal health problems, but asks why so few of us thrive in good mental health on a daily basis. With an increasing number of us struggling to cope with everyday demands and living by just getting through the day; the aim of this awareness week  is to establish the difference between surviving and thriving, what the government can do in relation to mental health issues, and what steps we can take to thrive rather than just survive. […]

How your body changes in Pregnancy

By |April 11th, 2017|

What happens to a woman’s body during pregnancy and the postnatal period and why it is important to stay fit and active?

During pregnancy many phenomenal changes occur to the body which causes alterations to the loading and requirements of the musculoskeletal system. These requirements that have developed over nine months are then dramatically changed again quite suddenly with delivery of the baby. It is truly a unique time for the body, when else in our lives does the body alter this much? […]

Physiotherapy self-management advice for Lower Back Pain

By |April 6th, 2017|

In the recent NICE guidelines on low back pain, there was a strong emphasis on teaching the person how to look after themselves and their backs in order to encourage the body to heal and prevent recurrence.

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Osteopathy for back pain

By |April 4th, 2017|

Osteopathy is an established manual therapy that focuses on the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders. Techniques include soft tissue massage, joint articulation (stretching and mobilising joints to improve quality and range of movement) and spinal manipulation (explained further down page).

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Never too old to get BACK to health and fitness

By |April 3rd, 2017|

These days a lot of our daily lives are spent doing very little physically. Technology has made it possible to operate much of our lives from the comfort of our arm chairs with the only physical effort required being that of a couple of presses of a button from our fingertips.

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Emotional stress and chronic back pain

By |April 3rd, 2017|

About 80% of us will experience back pain at some point, and for many people this becomes a long-term problem.

After a visit to the GP, they’ll probably take painkillers and anti-inflammatories, and try to get on with their lives. Some chronic sufferers may be offered surgery to help deal with the pain.

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Clinical Massage Therapy and Back Pain

By |April 3rd, 2017|

A tremendous amount of low back and lower extremity pain originates from muscle overuse and dysfunction, so it makes sense to look at muscle structures as a potential cause, this is where Massage Therapy comes in.

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