May 22, 2018

Preventing Back Pain In Children

Happy children playing
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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May 15, 2018

Understanding Posture

By Sara Castoldi

Having good posture is a crucial component of our lifestyles and can have a significant impact on our overall health as an individual.

From a young age we’re told to ‘sit up straight’ and to ‘stop slouching’. But what actually is good posture and what impact does it have on our bodies?

Well, put simply, good posture is a position that minimises strain on your body. More specifically, good posture is achieved when your ears align with your shoulders and your shoulder blades are retracted. When correct alignment is achieved, stress on your spine is minimised.

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May 8, 2018

Q&A with: Sara

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

This month we’re very excited to welcome Sara Castoldi to the Osteopathy West London team. Sara is an extremely talented osteopath and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board.

So, what better way to introduce her than with a quick Q&A?!

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May 1, 2018

Back Pain: 6 Things You Need To Know

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Being a victim of back pain can have a huge impact on your daily life. The things you normally take for granted become hard work and painful. Getting out of bed in the morning, playing with the kids, the commute to work- they can all become an agonising chore.

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November 22, 2017

The Top Five Reasons Why Walking Really IS The Best Exercise

Walking
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Research reveals that walking for just 15-30 minutes may be all the exercise it takes to help you drop pounds, fight disease and improve your mental health! It also shows that it may even help to save your life!!

So, what are the main benefits associated with a daily stroll and is it really comparable to more vigorous forms of exercise?

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January 24, 2017

Top Tips for the New Runner

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Running (at any pace or distance) has been shown to increase weight loss, improve muscle tone, regulate sleep, increase stamina and improve our mental health. So, with all the benefits that running has to offer, why aren’t more of us getting involved?

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December 6, 2016

The Therapeutic Effects of Massage 

Osteopathy in Ealing
By Hannah E. Whitcombe 

Both deep tissue and sports massage  use stronger techniques to target deeper layers of tissue. Therefore, the therapeutic effects far exceed those associated with a relaxing alternative. As well as using traditional techniques, working on trigger points (commonly known as knots), aids to relax the muscles and free-up the joints. So, what are the main benefits associated with a deep tissue massage?

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August 24, 2016

The Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

By Hannah E. Whitcombe  

Vitamin D  is often referred to as ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ as it is produced in the skin in response to direct sunlight. It is often prescribed to promote healthy bones and prevent the development of osteoporosis.  But, there may be far more to it! 

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August 18, 2016

Is sitting the new smoking?

By Hannah E. Whitcombe

Are you taking regular breaks from your desk throughout the day? Chances are, you are not! It has been revealed that the majority of us let an average of 3 or 4 hours pass by without even getting up to take a quick toilet break, and almost half of us admit to regularly having lunch ‘Al Desko’. But what is this prolonged sitting really doing to our health and is it really that bad?

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