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April 16, 2021

Gravity

10 Things You Need To Know About Back Pain
By Benjamin Rookledge M.Ost (Osteopath & Martial Artist)

Something I often humour my patients with is that they have a personal enemy number one, gravity! This really is a conversation I enjoy as it opens their eyes to how we have to negotiate gravity on a daily basis, from watching Netflix to doing a pull up at the gym.

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March 26, 2021

Yoga & Osteopathy

Yoga & Osteopathy | Osteopathy West London, Ealing Broadway.
By Benjamin Rookledge M.Ost (Osteopath & Martial Artist)

Both Yoga and Osteopathy aim to restore balance of the mind, body and spirit. Therefore, Osteopaths often recommend yoga to their patients to complement the affects of osteopathic treatment. In addition, those who regularly practice yoga often present to the clinic with a new onset of pain or dysfunction that they discover during their regular practice. 

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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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