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My shoulder feels frozen!

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...
Should I heat or ice it?

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...
10,000 steps a day?  Yes, really!

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

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...
Anti-inflammatories and heart risk

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,...