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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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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Osteopathy in Ealing

The Therapeutic Effects of Massage 

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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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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