Health Check

Stay healthy while exercising

15 November 2019 | Marcus Daws | Health Check, Health tips, Injury Prevention, Osteopathy

As the weather is becoming warmer, it is the time of the year that people begin to head outside and exercise. This is great because regular exercise is important for our health and well-being. However, sometimes exercise can do us more harm than good if we are not careful about what and how much exercise we are doing. Below are some simple tips that will help you stay healthy and injury free while exercising this summer. First and foremost,ensure that you are warming up properly. It is never a good idea...

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Techno-healthy

23 January 2017 | Marcus Daws | Health Check, Health tips

You can find plenty of information about the negative effects of spending too long staring at your phone or hunching over your laptop and without a doubt, technology has certainly had an impact on the way we live. However, looking to the bright side, there are a multitude of ways to improve health and wellbeing using your pocket computer. Here are some of the favourite apps used by the team at Daws Osteopathy. Marcus – Headspace. This gives you an introduction to mindfulness practice and an easy to...

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5 ways to reduce neck and back pain at work

8 November 2019 | Marcus Daws | 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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Summer Health Check

1 December 2016 | Marcus Daws | 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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Avoid the Osteo after the long weekend!

18 October 2018 | Marcus Daws | 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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