Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is simply defined as pain that lasts for more than three months, but this can be split into two distinct types. Primary Chronic Pain If pain is present,…

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Diastasis Recti

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Diastasis Recti refers to the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles (the six-pack muscles). They are joined in the centre of the abdomen by connective tissue that is designed to…

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Aches and Pains

It can be hard to know when it’s time to get help for little aches and pains. Most of the time these things solve themselves, but other times they can…

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Neck Pain

Different parts of the spine have different roles. Bones in the lower back are large and strong to take the weight of everything above them. The upper back vertebrae have…

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Migraine Prevention

Migraine is a specific condition- not just a bad headache. Migraines are one of the leading causes of working days lost to disability. A migraine without aura is diagnosed when:…

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Frozen Shoulder

"Frozen Shoulder" isn't a term for any kind of shoulder pain and restriction. It's the lay-term for adhesive capsulitis, which means "stuck and inflamed capsule". The capsule is a tough,…

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Cervicogenic Headaches

Headaches have countless causes, but one headache that osteopaths can help with is cervicogenic. This refers to any headache that is caused by the neck. Symptoms of Cervicogenic Headaches This…

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SPD and PGP: Pelvis Pain in Pregnancy

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SPD stands for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction and PGP stands for Pelvic Girdle Pain From very early on in pregnancy, the joints of the pelvis begin to change. A hormone is…

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Digestive Problems

The digestive organs are not always out of an osteopath's remit. Problems with digestion can affect the rest of the musculoskeletal system, and treating the relevant muscles and joints may…

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