Back and shoulder pain is a common complaint due to our sedentary lifestyles and bad posture. Nearly 50% of us will suffer at some point in our lives -our experts are here to help you avoid it. The Osteopath Dr Guy Ashburner is a Cape Town-based osteopath Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are common, and are caused by injuries affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. As the shoulder has a high degree of flexibility, it’s less stable and more prone to injuries than other joints.
Osteopathy Treats Sports Injuries - When consulting an osteopath with chronic or acute problems, you are evaluated and treated with a view to prevention of further injury, combined with a prescription of corrective exercise. Osteopathic evaluation prior to your sport/activity will identify and prevent potential problems. The optimum osteopathic treatment combined with preventative exercises and treatment will be recommended. A monthly visit to an Osteopath can keep your body functioning at an optimal level, and can help prevent small discomforts from turning into severe injuries.
My Osteopathy experience with Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath To the weeks building up to the Miss South Africa Final, I was in a constant high stress environment, I was eating very strictly and exercising twice a day and my body was feeling it. I went to Guy Ashburner during these weeks and it literally saved me. I felt energized and physically stronger for the week ahead every session. What I found made Osteopathy the best was that it was like going to a chiropractor, massage and a physio session combined but better.
Taking a Holistic Approach to Sports Injuries** Whether you are a trained athlete or new to a sport, injuries can happen to any of us. Taking time out to allow healing can impact upon your fitness and performance, so it’s essential that you take the necessary steps following injury to promote your recovery. While straight after the event it’s important to use ice, compression and elevation to reduce swelling, opinion is divided as to the further care.
Fatigue or Low energy, osteopathy has a solution for feeling tired, drained, exhausted, and depressed. These are symptoms commonly known as fatigue. Fatigue is a sign that your body is feeling physical or emotional stress. Thinking that it will just go away is a common mistake that many people make. Fatigue may result from: An unhealthy lifestyle, poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, emotional stress, poor spinal/musculoskeletal health, overwork, depression, trauma, sleep deprivation, use or abuse of alcohol, caffeine, or illegal drugs.
Knee Pain Helped with Osteopathy - Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost everything we do that requires mobility, including those things most of us have usually taken for granted. Routine activities of living, work, social and recreational activities are often limited or avoided because of knee pain. A person with a bad knee knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life.
Osteopathic Massage Massage techniques are used to induce relaxation, reduce muscle spasm, relieve tension and tightness from muscles, helps clear muscles of lactic acid that builds up during exercise, increases range of motion, stimulates the immune system by increasing blood flow and lymph drainage which aids in the repair of painful, tense, damaged muscles and tendons. Benefits of massage also include improving muscle tone and delaying muscle atrophy resulting from inactivity.
Advice for fathers with a new born baby Becoming a father can be an exciting and overwhelming experience..Take care of yourself. Keep an eye on your lifestyle, driving and your risk-taking. Your baby needs you for a long time. Being a healthy and happy dad is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your kids. Sleep is essential: Newborns challenge their parents’ ability to get a good night’s sleep.
Thirteen years ago at age 33 I was diagnosed with early arthritis by my family doctor and prescribed drugs. I had been suffering from an acute stiff neck for months and thought it was simply from years of abuse as a competitive sailor doing the wrong kind of training without adequate coaching and physical training advice. I took the drugs for a few months but felt like a hypocrite to my anti-drugs philosophy and common sense.
Frozen shoulder syndrome, or adhesive capsulitis occurs when the tissues surrounding the capsule of the shoulder becomes inflamed. This causes the tissues to thicken and eventually bond with each other leaving the sufferer less able to move the joint and often in a lot of pain. The cause is unknown but one theory is that “long-standing round-shouldered posture causes a shortening of the shoulder ligaments, which then makes the patient predisposed to Frozen shoulder.