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Cold Water Swimming

I’ve had a couple of patients tell me recently they’ve been brave enough to take a wintery dip in Brockwell Lido. I’m so impressed. I can’t say i’m ready to join ‘em yet but the benefits of cold water swimming are pretty impressive... It supposedly can boost your...

Are you a tooth-grinder?

Teeth-grinding, or the medical name - bruxism - is a common habit amongst hard-working and stressed Londoners. Around 10% of us do it according to the Bruxism Association, and if you're aged 25-44 you're especially prone.  Why is it a problem? As you can imagine the...

TENS – what can it do for me?

One of our patients emailed before Christmas to ask if we could recommend a TENS machine. It's been absolutely ages since I spoke to someone about TENS and her email was a great reminder to let you all know about it! If you haven't seen one of these little...

Pelvic pain during pregnancy

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) affects around 1 in 5 women during their pregnancy.  But what is it and why does it happen? PGP doesn't just give rise to pain in the pelvic girdle as the name would suggest.... it can also feel sore in your low back, hips, groin, thighs or...

My shoulder feels frozen!

The term 'frozen shoulder', or adhesive capsulitis as it is medically termed, sounds rather unpleasant doesn't it?  But what actually is it?  Why do they call it frozen shoulder? The best way to understand it is to think of a shoulder which has become very stiff and...

Should I heat or ice it?

What's the best way to ease your aches and pains? This is one questions we osteopaths get asked all the time.  Using ice or heat sounds like a good idea when you're in pain.  It's a drug free, cheap and easy way to get some relief... but lots of our patients are...

10,000 steps a day? Yes, really!

How many steps do you manage per day?  10,000 is the government guideline but the NHS reports that most Brits only manage a measly 3-4,000!  It’s not easy to boost your walking when it’s so cold and dreary outside… but the benefits are boundless. Here are...

Get the new year off to a great start

Happy new year one and all!  2017 is finally here.  There's no better time to focus on your wellbeing and form some healthy habits going forward.  Small changes here and there can make all the difference!  With that in mind, here are our top tips for helping you avoid...

Avoiding nasty shin splints this winter

For those of you resisting hibernation, don't let shin splints interrupt your winter training! For treatment and advice with this tricky condition, pop in and see us at the clinic. http://www.runnersworld.com/the-body-shop/4-exercises-to-prevent-shin-splints

Anti-inflammatories and heart risk

New research published today in the British Medical Journal warns of an increased risk of heart disease associated with taking anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen. These medicines are readily available and used to treat everyday pains of arthritis,...

West Dulwich Osteopaths

At West Dulwich Osteopaths our aim is to help you feel pain-free, flexible and strong. Don’t let pain interrupt your life!  Let us guide you out of discomfort and back to the things you enjoy.

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