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  • A question that osteopaths frequently hear is whether to use ice or heat treatment to help manage pain. The answer will always depend on the patient and the type of injury or pain that they are experi

  •  Common kneecap injuries, what is it, how are they caused, what are the symptoms, treatment, and prevention. The knee joint is one of the largest and complexed joints in the human body. It connects th

  • A question that osteopaths frequently hear is whether to use ice or heat treatment to help manage pain. The answer will always be dependent on the patient and the type of injury or pain that they are

  • Getting a full night of sleep (minimum of 8 hours) is absolutely necessary for your overall health and for maintaining a good quality of life, (read our blog titled “Benefits of a good night’s sleep”

  • As osteopaths it is very common for us to deal with patients struggling with back pain. Chronic back pain is often aggravated from strain caused by incorrect postures, awkward sleeping positions, stre

  • It is common for many women to experience pain both before and during their menstrual cycles, but excessive intense pain is not considered to be normal. The excessive pain is often server enough to in

  • Did you know that to experience pain in your body, you do not have to only have to sprain a ligament or strain a muscle. Think of your body as a machine and of your organs as cogs that keep the machin

  • Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control. Strength, flexibility and breathing. Clinical Pilates can be used in conjunction with other forms of p

  • 12 December 2021 marked the 140th anniversary of death of Dr Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathy. It is only fitting that we take the opportunity to reflect on the man that created our fiel

  • Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs in the female anatomy, in which tissues similar to those that line the inside the uterus, grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis commonly affects the

  • We have all heard that calcium is vital and necessary for our bone health. But did you know that there are other minerals that play an important role in our bodies. Fortunately for us a well-balanced

  • A sedentary lifestyle is reality for a majority of the population. Thanks to Covid – 19 many people have spent more time sitting down over the past two years, rather than being active. Has we have men

  • Should I be stretching? How often should I stretch? How long should I hold a stretch for? What types of stretching is most effective? Is it possible to over stretch? These are amongst many commonly as

  • Acupuncture is a well ingrained treatment method for treating musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome or a rolled ankle. Acupuncture and osteopathy are overlap

  • The facet joints are small, cartilage-lined joints that form between two adjacent vertebrae (bones) in the spinal column. They can be found on either side of the spine and are responsible for its rang

  • When non-medical professionals think of the human body’s circulatory system, they generally think of only two components: the arterial network (which carries the “clean” oxygen-rich blood from the hea

  • Upper Cross Syndrome, also known as Proximal or Shoulder Girdle Cross Syndrome, is a muscular imbalance that occurs in the neck, upper spine and shoulder girdle of the body. This condition affects the

  • The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway formed by bones and ligaments on the palm-side of the wrist. Tendons from the forearm run through the tunnel and attach into the hand and fingers, along with t

  • It is monotonously stated that we need to drink more than 2 litres of water every day to keep ourselves healthy and hydrated. Have you ever asked yourself why this is emphasized repeatedly to us? Well

  • For many, driving can be an enjoyable experience that one looks forward to. It can mean some much-needed alone time away from the family, listening to our favourite tunes on the commute to work, catch

  • It is common for children to experience back pain, as it can be caused by many factors in their daily lives. If your child is constantly complaining about back aches or pain, it vital to their health

  • With COVID- 19 still a part of our reality, and the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, the wearing of face masks and regular sanitisation of our hands and surfaces remains as vital as ever, even

  • Osteopaths, on the daily, see patients that suffer from chronic pain as a result of many medical conditions or injury that affects different areas of the body. The NHS has classified chronic pain as a

  • Christmas is here! This means extra stress for most of us, as we try to cram in last minute Christmas shopping trips and carry heavy shopping bags throughout shopping centres and malls. There is also

  • Lower Cross Syndrome (LCS) is not an injury or illness. It is a condition that causes an imbalance in the musculoskeletal system, especially the hips, pelvis and lower back. Initially, the syndrome is

  • Achilles’ tendinitis is the term used to describe the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. This is different from tendinosis which is the degeneration of collagen in the Achilles tendon. The Achilles

  • Massage is a longstanding therapeutic technique that is used for treating aches and pain in the body. There are different options, techniques and levels of pressure used in massage, to target the diff

  • Snapping Hip Syndrome (SHS) or “dancer’s hip”, like the name suggests, is a condition where you will feel a snapping sensation or hear a popping sound in your hip when doing simple tasks such as walki

  • Pain occurs for various reasons and can either be short term, referred to as acute pain, or it could persist for a longer period, termed “chronic pain”, which is likely to be caused by functional chan

  • Dry needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation, is a fairly new modern technique that has been developed to treat musculoskeletal pain. During a dry needling session, a practitioner will insert

  • “Text-Neck”, or an anterior head syndrome, is postural strain of the neck muscle that is caused by bending your neck forward while staring at your smartphone or other devices for hours per day. But do

  • Can osteopathy reduce anxiety? Does this seem to be a silly question because osteopathy can only be used to treat conditions affecting the joints and muscles? The simple truth is yes, osteopathy can b

  • The calf refers to the group in the lower half of the leg that has the function of pointing the feet and toes, supporting the arch of the foot and enabling movement. A calf strain occurs when one or m

  • A pinched or compressed nerve can occur in many places throughout the body, when pressure is placed on the nerve roots by its surrounding tissue (bones, cartilage, muscles and/or tendons). A person ca

  • Having a good posture promotes better breathing, which results in more oxygen and more nutrients reaching the brain. This in turn will improve your child’s concentration, thinking patterns, thoughts a

  • Osgood – Schlatter Disease (OSD) is one of the most common knee ailments occurring in preteens and adolescents. This condition is not a “disease” but rather an injury from overuse and is not as seriou

  • The human body is a fascinating thing. It is resilient, strong and made to move. But one wrong move can lead to a serious injury. This is why poor exercise techniques are dangerous to your musculoskel

  • Osteoporosis, meaning porous bone, is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from a loss of bone density, typically resulting from hormonal changes or deficiency of calcium

  • Osteoarthritis is a disease that manifests as joint pain. It is of the most common forms of arthritis, affects millions of people around the world. Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes the cartilag

  • Elbow pain can affect one’s quality of life and completion of daily activities. There is a common misconception that the elbow is an easy joint to treat. However, given that the elbow is a complex joi

  • When you are stressed or anxious your muscles contract.  This is an automatic reflex reaction. This is as a stress response more commonly known as “fight or flight” response. It is the body’s way of g

  • Commonly, osteopathy is not a painful practice, although it is possible for many people to often experience soreness after receiving osteopathic treatment. This is referred to as a post treatment reac

  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain and arthritis are the leading causes of disability in the United Kingdom. Being a victim of this condition often means that you are

  • As we live our lives and get older it is perfectly normal to get grey hairs and wrinkles. It is also normal for your muscles, bones, joints and other associated tissues to change as we age. However, t

  • Being active is not only about improving your physical health but also your mental health. Studies have shown that exercise can play a role in managing arthritis. Arthritis can cause pain, stiffness a

  • Physical activity does not have to be complicated. Many people have started to include walking as part of their daily exercise routine during this covid-19 pandemic. Walking is a great way to improve

  • Osteopathy is commonly sought to treat musculoskeletal ailments. However, osteopaths can also treat sinus infections, sinusitis or sinus congestion. The sinuses are four air-filled chambers found in t

  • The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw to the skull and is one of the most used joints in the body. The TMJ is the small joint on either side of the face , in front of the ears. Every time

  • Hypermobility is often confused with flexibility. Flexibility refers to the available range of motion in the body, but this range of motion does not go beyond what is considered to be the normal range

  • The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body which starts in the lower spine, passes through the buttocks, back of the thighs and ends in the feet. The primary function of this nerve is to conne

  • The female body undergoes numerous postural, hormonal, emotional, functional changes during pregnancy. Osteopathy recognises that the body’s structure and function rely intimately on each other. As su

  • Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you c

  • The most widely accepted definition of pain, established by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or res

  • Back pain is a common misfortune experienced by many every day. Living in pain can be miserable and diminish your quality of life, causing you to miss out on days of work and/or social activities that

  • The spine runs from your neck to your lower back and the bones of the spine form the spinal canal, which protects the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis is a chronic condition which  occurs when the space a

  • A sedentary or inactive lifestyle is one where you spend a lot of time either sitting or lying down, with very little time spent on physical activity. This “lifestyle” is most commonly seen in corpora

  • Spinal discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae to which they are bonded. Think of the discs as circular pads of cartilage that lie between the bones of your spine, that absorbs any impact w

  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many people have started working from home and have created makeshift working stations. Which is why a large number of people are experiencing lower back pain caused by ch

  • Studies have shown that the more severe the episode of back pain, the more likely suffers of chronic back pain can experience symptoms of depression. Patients with chronic back pain often demonstrate

  • Asthma is a chronic lung disease and a common respiratory condition. Asthma affects all age groups but often emerges in childhood. This disease is characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness

  • Osteopathy is a gentle, safe, and holistic approach of osteopathic treatment used for babies and children. This form of treatment involves the gentle manipulation of the baby’s head and spine to incre

  • An unhealthy lifestyle can lead to a number of physical health problems and can also result in the deterioration of your mental health. Exercise is commonly recommended by medical professionals to imp

  • Osteoporosis is a significant cause of disability, especially in older women. It is a condition that weakens the bones and often results in fractures and broken bones. These injuries can impair a pers

  • With the weather getting warmer and people wanting to reconnect with loved ones it is important to remember that the Covid-19 restrictions are in place for our protection, despite being slowly eased,

  • The term tendinopathy (also known as tendinosis) is used to describe clinical conditions associated with the overuse in and around tendons (Physiopedia, n.d). Tendon injuries, known as tendinopathies,

  • Lower back pain is a very common musculoskeletal ailment that manifests in almost everyone, and it can often be reduced by strengthening the core (Winderl, 2018).  The core should be viewed as a cube

  • Back pain slowly starts as an ache that causes discomfort, reduces movement, and can also result in a shocking-shooting pain going down into the legs. Leading causes of back pain included arthritis, t

  • Low back pain is a common health problem and major cause of disability. Back pain is an assembly of symptoms that affects people of all ages from children to the elderly. Low back pain (LBP) is define

  • Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting or recurring for more than three months. Chronic Primary Pain is where the cause of the pain is unknown, and Chronic Secondary Pain is when the pain is caused b

  • Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than three months and can either be secondary – related to an underlying condition or primary – there is no clear underlying cause, or the pain appears to be u

  •   An ankle sprain can affect almost anyone, not only athletes. A person could slip on the pavement whilst walking or even roll their foot when dancing, and this could result in a sprain (Karina,

  •   What is Biceps Tendonitis:   This condition occurs when the tendon that passes through the bicipital groove becomes inflamed and painful with increased activity and insufficient recovery t

  • Osteopathy believes that when the body’s musculoskeletal system is improperly balanced and/or misaligned, the functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, or nervous systems is inhibited which can reduc

  • Everyone has or will at some point in time experience the unpleasantness, that is having a headache. They range from the mild occasional headache to very frequent intense headaches or migraines. There

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is a set of physical techniques used by osteopathic practitioners to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and/or illness. Using OMT, an osteopath moves a pat

  • Pain is an important reaction of the body’s nervous system that helps alert you to possible injury. When an injury occurs, pain signals travel from the injured area up through the spinal cord to the b

  • Mental health includes one’s emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It affects how one thinks, feels, and acts and therefore determines how one deals with stress; interacts with and builds re

  • Osteopathy is an incredibly useful and effective practice that can assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a vast array of different health problems, although it is most commonly used to treat back pain a

  • A slipped disc – also known as a prolapsed or herniated disc – can be incredibly painful and extremely difficult to live with, caused when the soft cushion of tissue between the bones in y

  • If you’re experiencing pain around the bottom of your foot, your heel and the arch, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis, a condition that can be very uncomfortable indeed, making it very diffi

  • It’s important to be as informed as possible when it comes to your own health and if you are experiencing health difficulties at the moment, it can be helpful to research the issue so you can gain a d

  • Maintaining a healthy weight is essential if you’re to look after your body and not put undue stress and strain on your joints. Being overweight or obese can increase your chances of developing seriou

  • If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in or around your shoulder, it could be a rotator cuff injury, which is either a tear or inflammation in the muscles and tendons in the shoulder. It can be c

  • If you’re experiencing throbbing, tingling or numbness somewhere in your body, or perhaps pain, tenderness or weakness somewhere, it may well be that you’ve suffered some kind of repetitive strain inj

  • Back pain is incredibly common and can be down to all sorts of different reasons, usually the result of a problem with either the ligaments, muscles, nerves or your spine. The good news is that most o

  • When it comes to being healthy, we all know what we need to do – get the right amount of sleep each night, eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and exercise regularly (ideally at least 30 m

  • One of the most common complaints that people visit us for here at Camberley osteopathy clinic OsteoVision is lower back pain. Typically, such problems will improve within a few weeks or perhaps a cou

  •   A massage does not only make you feel good or help you unwind at the end of a long work week – massages have proven physical and psychological health benefits that can assist in a variety of me

  •   The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, made up of bones, ligaments and tendons encased in a capsule of fibrous connective tissue.  Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as Adhesive

  •   The human spine is made up of a number of small bones called vertebrae. Between each vertebra is a disc made of a strong, rubber-like material which enables the spine to be as flexible as it is

  •   Plantar fasciitis refers to the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of fibrous connective tissue at the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot to th

  •   Scoliosis, coming from the Greek word “skoliosis” meaning “crooked” or “bending”, is a common spinal condition where the spine curves or twists laterally into an ‘S’ or ‘C’ shape, no longer mai

  •   Hyper-mobility or, in layman’s terms, being “double-jointed” refers to the increased  or over mobility or movement of the joints of the spine and/or other joints of the body beyond their normal

  • Think back to what life was like as a child, growing up. Did you ever experience a throb or ache in your legs at night, perhaps behind your knees or in your calves? This is what is known as growing pa

  • There’s nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable within yourself, and aches, pains and twinges can be very debilitating if they’re not addressed quickly – and by the right medical practitioner.

  • Adults often find themselves having to deal with back pain and such complaints can manifest themselves increasingly as we get older – but back pain can also affect children, as well, so it’s imp

  • Nobody wants to experience pain or discomfort and it can quickly become quite debilitating and distressing for the sufferer, especially if you have had treatments in the past and still can’t work out

  • When it comes to keeping yourself in good health, there are three main areas of focus – diet, exercise and sleep. When all these are working well in tandem, you really do feel amazing, full of e

  • 2020 has seen more people trying to manage their health and exercise more frequently. The gyms and other leisure facilities have been closed for the last 12 months or so as a result of the pandemic an

  • It’s important to make sure that you address any back pain you may be feeling, rather than just ignoring it and hoping that it goes away by itself. It’s possible that, in so doing, you could actually