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Explaining pain

Explaining pain

By Dr Julia Adams (Osteopath)  | Have you ever experienced pain? I’m guessing the answer is YES. Some people only experience pain infrequently, like when they stub their toe on something and immediately jump back, wincing. For others, pain is a constant, unrelenting, frustration that has a really huge impact on their life.  In the last few years, a lot…

Why does my back hurt while washing the dishes?

Why does my back hurt while washing the dishes?

By Dr Brendan O’Loughlin (Osteopath)  | ‘Dishwasher’s back pain’ is very common and thankfully there are some simple ways to alleviate it. What causes the pain? When hand washing dishes in the sink, we almost always have to reach down a little – we can’t usually stand upright. This creates a shallow bend in our spine.  Ideally, we would do…

Tendon health, strength and training

Tendon health, strength and training

By Dr Brendan O’Loughlin (Osteopath)  | What is a tendon? Tendons are simply the ends of a muscle that attach to bone. When a muscle contracts it uses the tendon to pull on the bone in order to produce movement.  A simple way to visualise this is to picture yourself hopping: you’ve taken off from the ground and are on…

Headache treatment and prevention

Headache treatment and prevention

By Dr Julia Adams (Osteopath)  | Headaches are one of the most common central nervous system disorders. Approximately 50% of adults experience at least one headache each year and 1 in 20 adults experience headaches daily (WHO, 2007 & 2014). There are many things we can do to manage and treat headaches.  Techniques to help self-manage headaches Hydration – Keeping…