News: Breastfeeding - An Osteopathic Approach to Poor Latch

Have you had trouble breastfeeding? Have you been trying to get your baby’s neck to extend, or heard about the “tummy to tummy” thing but not really got it working? Or perhaps have you had trouble with your baby not opening their mouth very wide, only attaching to the nipple, or even just generally causing pain while they are breastfeeding. - more

News: How to use your phone without damaging your posture

Thanks to Brightside for this great article.

Poor posture is becoming the scourge of the early 21st century. A person who is constantly in a hunched-over position can seriously damage their spine. Because of our constant use of smartphones and other handheld gadgets, many people can spend as much as four hours a day in an unnatural and damaging position. - more

News: Teen Weight Issues- What Not to Say!

Doctors and parents can ward off problems at both ends of the teenage weight spectrum by adopting the following strategies, according to new 2016 guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics: - more

News: Osteopaths Treat More than you Think.

Gentle osteopathy can treat and manage pain related to;

  • back pain
  • sore shoulders
  • headaches
  • TMJ or jaw pain
  • pelvic pain and painful period
  • postural problems
  • sports injuries
  • chronic hip/knee pain
  • sciatica
  • ankle sprain
  • flat spots and mishapen heads on infants
  • treatment pre and post tongue tie release
  • unsettled behaviour in babies
  • breast feeding attachment issues 
  • stiff or wry neck 

 

News: The Health Benefits of Regularly Seeing an Osteopath

Osteopathy, a hands-on therapy that offers a gentle way to help relieve such pain and stiffness without the need for medication and more invasive treatments such as surgery.

Although often thought of as a treatment for back and neck pain, osteopathy can help a wide range of conditions, including  - more

News: Sciatica - Causes and Treatment Approach

The causes of sciatica include

  • a herniated (bulging) disc in the lower back
  • bony growths on the spine
  • arthritis in the low back or hip
  • tight muscles in the buttock or trauma to the lower back
  • during pregnancy due to the changes in the pelvis and low back as the baby grows

Sciatica is a painful syndrome caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs deep through the buttock and down the leg. Sciatica can range from a dull ache to an incapacitating pain. - more

News: Osteopathy for Pregnancy

Postpartum mothers have heavier breasts than they normally would, carry their babies in their arms daily, and also spend a large amount of time breastfeeding. Moreover, the newborn will only increase in weight. All these changes can put their back under a lot of strain leading to upper back pain and stiffness. Osteopathic treatment can help improve movement and function in the spine and ribs and encourage better posture which can improve breathing and lymphatic function. - more

News: Gentle Osteopathy for Chronic Pain

Pain is a normal protective sensation produced by the brain. When you get injured, the specialised nerves in your body tissue send information to your brain.

When you live with chronic pain, it can affect all aspects of your life: social, personal, family and work. Often times, the most common solution to pain management is medication. Medication can dull the pain and provide temporary relief; however it does not actually treat the root cause of the pain.  - more

News: Osteopathy for Sciatica

Symptoms of sciatica can be be constant or intermittent, depending on activities or even the time of day. 

Symptoms of sciatica may include the following: - more

News: Osteopathy for Acute Back Pain

How to get rid of back pain? - more

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