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Tendon pain and tendinopathy

Tendons are the tissue which connect muscle to bone such as the patella tendon which connects the quadriceps muscle to the tibia and the Achilles tendon which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus). Common types of tendon pain seen in clinical practice include Runner’s knee (patella tendinopathy), rotator cuff (shoulder) tendinopathy, Achilles […]

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Osteoarthritis

Aching knees? Stiff hips? Pain and stiffness in the joints which is worse in the morning might be due to osteoarthritis (OA), which is the medical name for age-related change in the joints and cartilage particularly affecting the knees, hips and fingers (1). People with previous joint injuries or people who do repetitive movements in […]

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Running and knee pain

Anyone can experience knee pain whilst running. It does not discriminate against age or gender. The reasons for developing pain or injury vary and may range from lack of proper warm up or cool down, doing too much too quickly or an underlying condition. How an osteopath may assist: This is where we come in! […]

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Who should I see – an osteopath, physiotherapist or chiropractor?

Who should I see – an osteopath, physiotherapist or chiropractor? One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘what is the difference between an osteopath, a physiotherapist and a chiropractor?’ followed by ‘who should I see?’ It’s a big question and often answered by more questions. You are not only looking at three […]

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Osteopath Sam Baker joins the Spring Osteo team.

What a time to join the team, in the middle of a global pandemic but we are grateful Sam Baker is here and able to jump straight in and begin assisting our patients. Sam is an osteopath that thrives on seeing you improve and regain confidence in your body’s abilities through his osteo treatments. He […]

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Tension headaches, migraines and osteopathy

Do you suffer from tension headaches or migraines? What can osteopathy do for you? Tension headaches are characterised by a mild to moderate pain intensity around both sides of the head, which can be described by a dull, pressure like headache without any neurological symptoms and can be reoccurring (1). Around 67% in men and […]

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A hot topic: Should I use heat or ice for my back pain?

  Summary   There is stronger evidence to support the use of heat therapy rather than ice therapy or creams that give the sensation of heat for the treatment of back pain   Using a heat pack that wraps around the back >2 hrs a day for 5-14days is an effective way to manage low […]

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Improving your workplace ergonomics

What is ergonomics? The term “ergonomics” is derived from two Greek words, “ergon,” meaning work, and “nomoi,” meaning natural laws. In simple terms ergonomics is dealing with the science behind the design and positioning of equipment in your workplace. Why does my workplace ergonomics affect me? The average employee may spend 6-8 hours of the […]

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Osteo for dancers

We can work with you through your dance career to assist with injury rehabilitation, management and prevention. We understand when you say “my foot hurts when I relevé” or “my développé devant is lower than everyone else’s”, because we have an osteopath who is also a dancer. Ways in which we may assist a dancer: […]

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Spring Osteo welcomes Dr Josh Wood

Spring Osteo Clinic is excited to welcome our new osteopath, Dr Josh Wood to the team. Josh’s main areas of interest are sports injuries and chronic pain recovery and rehabilitation. He enjoys aiding sports players (regardless of level) to get back to the sport they enjoy and gains satisfaction seeing patients with chronic pain improve […]

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