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December 2, 2022

Should I book in for a sports massage or an osteopathy session?

Sports Massage Ealing

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment best know for the treatment of back and neck pain. However it is a suitable form of manual medicine for any area of the body. Typical complaints would be neck pain, shoulder pain, RSI and osteoarthritis. 

During your first session, your osteopath will diagnose the issue, formulate a treatment plan, start treatment and send some key diet and lifestyle recommendations to you for you to do between sessions. 

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December 2, 2022

Could your diet be causing your back pain?

Diet and joint pain - Osteopathy West London

Best supplements for joint pain

By Hannah E. Whitcombe
As an osteopath, I am often asked about the best supplements for joint pain and whether taking them is helpful or just a huge waste of money. Nutrition certainly plays a key role in keeping the body healthy, but should we be trying to obtain said nutrients from the diet or is there a place for nutritional supplements? 

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March 12, 2021

Long COVID: What do we know so far?

Long COVID: What we know so far -Osteopathy West London
By Hannah E. Whitcombe
Osteopath and Nutritional therapist

Recovering from COVID may be a quick and easy process for some, and we now have plenty of cases where individuals have tested positive and have had very little to no symptoms at all, making a swift and uncomplicated recovery. However, this is simply not the case for some, with an increasing number of individuals struggling to recover from the virus, giving rise to the newly termed diagnosis of long COVID.

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April 16, 2020

How’s your seated posture?

Seated posture

By Benjamin Rookledge

Osteopath

With more of us currently working from home, or at least spending more time sat in front of the computer, it is more important than ever to ensure you set your workstation up correctly and take note of your seated posture. 

How 039 S Your Seated Posture

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January 4, 2020

How much exercise do we actually need?

Osteopathy West London Exercise
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

According to the guidelines produced by the NHS, most adults should aim for about 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity (or 75 minutes of vigorous activity) on a weekly basis and two additional strength training sessions working all major muscle groups.

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October 1, 2019

What is a rotator cuff injury?

Rotator Cuff Injury
By Asiah Ahmed

You may often hear osteopaths and other manual therapists mentioning the “rotator cuff muscles” when explaining shoulder pain. However patients are often left confused about what this actually means. In a nutshell, a rotator cuff injury is an injury affecting one of the four muscles that act to stabilise and control the shoulder.

Rotator Cuff Injury

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March 12, 2019

Can a disc really slip?

Slipped disc
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

The term ‘slipped disc’ almost implies that the vital structures necessary for holding our bodies in an upright position are flimsy enough to just slip back and forth. This couldn’t be further from the truth! So, what exactly do people mean when they refer to a ‘slipped disc’ and can it simply be manipulated back into place?

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February 21, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know about Migraines’

Migraine treatment
By Sara Castoldi 

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache on one side of the head. The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities.

Other symptoms commonly associated include: nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound– which is why many people with a migraine want to rest in a quiet, dark room. Some people also occasionally experience other symptoms, including: sweating, poor concentration, feeling very hot or cold, abdominal pain, diarrhoea.

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November 22, 2018

Headaches & Migraines

Migraine treatment
By Hannah E. Whitcombe 
Finding the correct treatment for your headache will largely depend on what’s causing it, and what type of headache it is. Causes may include sinus congestion, trauma, high blood pressure, pre-menstrual syndrome and, very rarely, tumours or meningitis. However, the majority of headaches are caused by muscle tension or migraines.

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October 30, 2018

The main causes of knee pain

Knee pain
By Sara Castoldi
Knee pain is a common condition experienced by all age groups. Depending on the cause, pain can be associated with other signs such as heat, redness, swelling and reduced mobility.

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