How Can Osteopathy Help With DIY Injuries Sustained While DIY/Gardening?

By Dr Guy Ashburner | October 12, 2011

How Can Osteopathy Help With DIY Injuries Sustained While DIY/Gardening?

Each year many thousands of people become acutely injured as a result of DIY and odd jobs on their house and garden. These can include back pain, neck pain and repetitive strain injury.

DIY can be a strenuous, and can exercise muscles that have not been used for a long time. This can lead to injuries such as Elbow strain(extensor teninopathy) from use of screw driver, weeding and digging.

DIY injuries can also result from falling off ladders, slipping, tripping, causing pulled muscles and other injuries. DIY can also cause excessive levels of stress.

Osteopathic treatment can help you through the physical demands of DIY. Advice on good posture, especially whilst using equipment and tools, and other sensible preventative measures would be prescribed.


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