Understanding Tendon Pain

Understanding Tendon Pain

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Our blog this week focuses on understanding tendon pain. So, first things first, and before we get into more depth, let’s start by addressing what a tendon actually is…

The tendon connects muscle to bone and therefore allows the muscle contraction to move a joint. Overuse is the most common cause of tendon damage. Acute tendon issues are generally caused by sporting injuries whereas more chronic ones are a result of the accumulation of small, repetitive failures to heal within the tissue.

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Hannah Whitcombe

Q&A with: Hannah

By Sara Castoldi

Last month I was interviewed as the new osteopath and latest addition to the Osteopathy West London team. This month it’s the turn of our Principal Osteopath, Hannah Whitcombe. Scroll down to read our full Q&A with Hannah…

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Woman receiving Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathy, Physiotherapy & Chiropractic: What’s the difference?

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

When suffering from issues such as back or neck pain it can be difficult to know who to turn to. Many people don’t really understand the differences between various types of treatment and it can make the first step on the road to recovery a little confusing.

With this in mind, our blog this week looks at the core differences between osteopathy, physiotherapy & chiropractic.

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scoliosis

Scoliosis: The Lowdown

By Sara Castoldi 

In last week’s blog we looked at ways in which back pain can be prevented in children. This week our focus is on scoliosis.

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine twists and curves to the side. The curve, which can increase over time, is usually “S”- or “C”-shaped. Although it’s not a condition many of us are familiar with, it is fairly common and affects people of all ages from babies through to the elderly. The condition most commonly starts in children aged between 10 and 15 years however before the onset of puberty. The condition is also typically more prevalent in girls than boys.

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Happy children playing

Preventing Back Pain In Children

By Sara Castoldi

Back pain isn’t something many of us associate with children but, just like adults, children can become the victims of back pain and issues too. Whether they do suffer from such problems is of course very much determined by their lifestyle and, similarly to adults, there are a number of things that parents and guardians can do in preventing back pain in children and stopping any issues from ever arising. Our blog this week looks at four ways in which your child can tweak their daily habits to help prevent them from suffering with back pain…

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