905, 2012

Be in Shape after 40

By |May 9th, 2012|media|Comments Off on Be in Shape after 40

Get Your Move Groove Back As men get older they start to assume that aches and pains are a ‘natural part of getting old’ and that they have to accept them – this is not true, there is a lot that Osteopathy can do to help over 40 men stay pain free and active. As men age their bodies gradually lose muscle mass, flexibilty and shape and the activities they engage in change. To be able to cope with this it is important that we retain a full range of movement in all our joints so that they stay healthy and that our muscles remain flexible and capable of allowing movement. […]

803, 2012

Repetitive Strain Injuries

By |March 8th, 2012|common complaints, media|Comments Off on Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury has become a generalised term for conditions derived from repetitive actions. So the category ‘RSI’ suggests the cause or maintaining factor of the presenting symptoms, but due to its lack of accuracy is not a complete diagnosis. […]

309, 2011

Osteopathy Treats Rugby Injuries

By |September 3rd, 2011|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rugby is a sport with many physical demands on the player and as a result there are many common Rugby Injuries, which may not always appear immediately, but develop over time.

Frequent physical contact and collision cause upper limb (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), and head to be most frequently injured. For example: Shoulder dislocation can be caused by diving with the arms outstretched to touch down, propping and hooking in the scrum, and the fall backwards tackle with the tackle arm turned out and outstretched up by the head (externally rotated and abducted).

Increased emphasis on fitness training and a faster match tempo has lead to a rise in the number of muscle and tendon injuries. Reduced stride length when sprinting along the wing, particularly at the end of the match may be related to hamstring shortness due to sitting at a desk or in a vehicle during your working day. Injury may be avoided with the appropriate stretching regime. An opportunity to stretch and avoid injury will usually arise during a penalty kick.

Help yourself to avoid injury. Instead of slumping in the changing room after a hard game sit with lumbar spine in extension. This will help avoid lower back pain disc problems.

Osteopathy is ideal for treating these types of injuries.

309, 2011

Osteopathy can Treats Whiplash

By |September 3rd, 2011|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Osteopathy can Treats Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is an injury associated with motor vehicle accidents, contact sports injuries, accidental falls and assault which causes chronic pain, disability, activity limitations, and often psychological distress.

When you have an accident that causes excessive motion or force applied to your neck it can damage the ligaments, muscles and joints. In addition the nerves can be overstretched that leave the neck and this can lead to arm pain, numbness and even blurred vision.

Whiplash Symptoms may be immediate or progress gradually taking a few days, weeks or months to manifest completely. The injured party often perceive themselves to be uninjured initially, having a few symptom-free days. A whiplash of the neck region rarely, if ever, results in symptoms exclusively at the neck, rather the entire body will experience the repercussions of the injury.

Common complaints following whiplash are: 

Sprains and Strains
Shoulder and Neck Pain
Dizziness & Vertigo
Lower Back Pain
Pain in Legs or Arms
Car Seatbelt Injury

Osteopathic management of whiplash injuries is aimed at reducing pain and inflammation and then at restoring mobility and function throughout the body reducing the need for medication. After a thorough case history and examination (especially important with whiplash due to the widespread nature of symptoms) the osteopath will use gentle manipulation and appropriate rehabilitation to return the body to its natural and healthy state.

Any treatment that the whiplash patient receives that fails to address the all musculoskeletal effects of the whiplash may result in reoccurrence of whiplash type symptoms.

Osteopathic whole body approach benefits whiplash injury patients by aiding  recovery from acute injury, improves physical mobility thereby reducing further injury in the future and  promotes a healthy future and the ability to sustain a pain-free life.

107, 2008

Skeleton Key

By |July 1st, 2008|media|Comments Off on Skeleton Key

Source: Cosmopolitan

Skeleton Key. I could osteopathy be the answer to everyday aches and pains as well as more serious disorders? It’s time to bone up on this treatment..f you regularly suffer from back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, period pain, stress, fatigue or even ankle pain caused by killer heels and are looking for a holistic answer and form of relief, osteopathy could be the key. […]

304, 2008

What Is Osteopathy?

By |April 3rd, 2008|media|Comments Off on What Is Osteopathy?

‘What Is Osteopathy? The mechanical principles on which osteopathy are based are as old as the universe. (Dr Andrew Taylor Still, 1874)

Osteopathy is an established system of complete medical practice, diagnosis and treatment, as recognised by the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa and the British Medical Association. It is a ‘hands-on therapy (no surgery, medication, tablets or gimmicks) that restores the normal structure of the musculoskeletal system, which in turn improves the function of the nervous, circulatory and immune systems and allows faster healing, reducing pain, congestion and restriction within the body. […]