Back care

5 ways to reduce neck and back pain at work

8 November 2019 | Jessica Rioufrays | Back care, Health Check, Health tips, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy

  Neck and back pain is a common issue that affects many people at work. There are ways that we can reduce neck and back pain while at work, and here are five of them. 1: Stand up often Sitting for prolonged periods of time is known to flare up neck and back pain. This is because it weakens the muscles in your back, making it hard to maintain good posture. To avoid this problem in the future, make sure to stand up every hour and move around. This could be as simple as going to get a drink of water,...

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Stay on top of your health during the winter months.

5 June 2017 | Jessica Rioufrays | Back care, Health tips, Osteopathy

Winter is a beautiful time of the year, crisp frosty mornings and warm evenings in front of the fire. Not to mention the snow sports kicking into life now, skiing, snowboarding or just building a snowman with the kids. It also has that other side; colds, coughs, flu and generally feeling stiff and achy for some. We want our patients to enjoy the finer side of the winter months, so here are a few tips to keep you fighting fit and away from the dreaded lurgy!   Increase your sleep Our natural...

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Avoid the Osteo after the long weekend!

18 October 2018 | Jessica Rioufrays | Back care, Health Check, Health tips, Injury Prevention

  Summer is well and truly on the way. The Labour day long weekend is a traditional welcome to the better weather and a time that many of us like to get out into the garden, plant our tomatoes and cull the overgrowth of weeds that has taken over in the past few months. Or maybe you have a reno project, re-staining the deck, or fence. Whatever it is, make sure you aren’t suffering by the end of the weekend. We see it every year, next week the phones will be ringing off the hook! Nowadays, many of...

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Summer Health Check

1 December 2016 | Jessica Rioufrays | Back care, Health Check, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy

You always get your car serviced before it breaks down, offer your body the same courtesy. Don't let aches and pains ruin your summer fun, prevention is much better than cure so come and get a health check and learn some tricks for a happy and healthy break this summer. You'll get a... - consult with your Osteopath to discuss any concerns, undiagnosed niggles or areas of tension. - a full movement assessment - spinal health and alignment check - flexibility screening - Osteo treatment as needed - A plan...

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Rehab Training

14 August 2017 | Jessica Rioufrays | Back care, Clinic News, Injury Prevention, Rehab Training

  Here at the clinic, we've launched the Daws Studio! It's a great space where we can help our patients return effectively from injury and get back to full strength, doing the sports and activities they love. It's an aspect of a full rehabilitation program which too often gets glossed over. In the past where it was identified that a patient needs to improve strength and mobility, they were given a few exercises scribbled on a piece of paper and sent on their way... you know what happens next!...

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Pilates at Daws Osteopathy

6 November 2016 | Jessica Rioufrays | Back care, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy, Pilates

We are very happy to introduce one-to-one Pilates sessions to our list of services at Daws Osteopathy. Each session is run alongside your Osteopathic treatment offering a unique personally tailored treatment. Pilates has many positive effects on the body such as: - Improved concentration and mindfulness, - Increased breathing capacity, - Alignment and posture correction, - Balance and core control, - Coordination, - Reduce tension and stress, - Alleviate low-back pain, - Improve strength and...

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