Blog and Publications

Read on for some interesting insight and advice on Neck and Back Pain, Sciatica and the detrimental effect of Poor Posture on all of the above and much more. For example, did you know Poor Posture can even cause digestive issues!

Check here regularly for the latest publications and blog posts on Health and Wellbeing and advancements in Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Massage Therapy.

What Is The Rotator Cuff, Why Is It So Prone To Injury And How Can It Be Treated With Sports Massage?

By Emma MacDonald, posted 24th May 2021 The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles in the shoulder: The Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus, Subscapularis and Teres Minor. These muscles all act to keep the upper end of the arm (the humerus) stable in the shoulder blade (scapula) and aid in movements such as rotation, lifting and…

A Natural Way To Relieve Arthritis Pain – Massage Therapy.

By Andrew Siyabalawatte, Posted April 2021. At least half a million people in the UK suffer from Arthritis Pain. More than 10 million people including children and young people have it. The good news though, is that arthritis can be successfully managed. You just need to know how. What is Arthritis? Arthritis is very common…

The Effect of Improper Breathing on Upper and Lower Back Pain.

By Andrew Siyabalawatte, posted April 2021. There is evidence to suggest that there is a relation between breathing and back pain, why? Firstly, a fact for you. The muscle that sits directly under our ribcage, known as the diaphragm has direct connectivity to our spine through the lower back. The diaphragm is active when we…

The Best Positions To Sleep and Manage Back Pain –

By Andrew Siyabalawatte, posted April 2021. Did you know that around ten million people in England suffer from back pain? Worrying figures from research by Arthritis UK show that people of all ages are struggling with a musculoskeletal problem. Bad sleeping positions definitely contributes to this problem. Especially at a time where working from home…

Runner’s Knee – what is it and how can I prevent it from occurring?

By Emma MacDonald, posted March 2021. Runner’s knee, also known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is an overuse injury that presents as pain at the front of the knee. Although referred to as runner’s knee, it can affect anybody who’s active and participates in sports such as cycling, long distance walking and horse riding. The pain…

Scoliosis – Focus on a Back Problem That CAN Be Improved

By Andrew Siyabalawatte, Posted March 2021 To many who have it or know about it, scoliosis, both structural (genetic) and more commonly, functional (acquired), is a common back condition in a huge grey area as to how to manage or treat it. We often see clients who are told things like, “it cannot be improved”…

Stretching vs Strengthening – Why both are important for muscle pain management

By Emma MacDonald, posted March 2021. You may have heard the saying “tight muscles are weak muscles” and you may be thinking, but how can this be true? A True Cause of Muscle Pain This tightness occurs when a muscle group is not strong enough to support the task you are doing. For example, you…

Chiropractic and Osteopathy- Neck Pain and Low Back Pain

By Andrew Siyabalawatte, posted March 2021. The Origins of Chiropractic Founded in the late 1800’s, Chiropractic was created by an Innovator of alternative medicine, Daniel David Palmer. He had sort to learn the concepts of all sciences in order to master and cure the root of all diseases. At the Core of The Treatment DD…

Osteopathy – The Best Pain Relief Treatment for Back Pain?

By Andrew Siyabalawatte, posted March 2021 Osteopathy was founded in the 1800’s by a Doctor, Andrew Taylor Still. An Innovator of medical methods and its application to assisting the body’s natural ability to heal. Thus, the link between Medicine and Osteopathy are closer than one would think. A ‘whole body healthcare’, Osteopathy focuses on using…

How Shockwave Therapy can accelerate Pain Relief – A Treatment Revolution

By Andrew Siyabalawatte, 2021 What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries. How Does Shockwave Therapy Work? The aim of this treatment is to repair tissues that are not healing well or functioning properly. For example,…

What Are the Benefits of a Regular Massage?

Did you know that around ten million people in England suffer from back pain? Worrying figures from research by Arthritis UK show that people of all ages are struggling with a musculoskeletal problem. It got us thinking. How many of those people represented in these findings are having a regular massage? Massage therapy should be…

Good Posture May Ease Symptoms of Depression

When you’re down in the dumps, sitting up straighter may lift your spirits. By Linda Wasmer Andrews Posted Jan 30, 2017 THE BASICS People with depression often slouch, their droopy shoulders mirroring their down mood. So what happens if they simply sit up straighter? They may feel more upbeat and less fatigued, says a new study from the University…

3 Reasons Why You Should Get Proactive About Solving Chronic Back Pain

November 09, 2020 Jill Poet Whether you know the precise cause of your back pain, or have no idea where it sprang from, it is common to feel as though there is no end in sight. We are remarkably adept at modifying our movements and lives to accommodate discomfort and to avoid those things that…

What is Sciatica, and What Can You Do About it?

November 16, 2020 Lisa Baker, Editor, Wellbeing News Baby Care 0 For many, back pain has a habit of rearing its ugly head when we are least expecting it; it can impact every aspect of our lives, and make simply getting through the day a physically and mentally exhausting experience. Sciatica is one of the most common forms…

5 reasons to regain control of your posture

Guilty of poor posture? Click here to discover some of the surprising consequences of slumping, and why sitting straighter could make you feel much healthier.

5 Potential causes for your neck and shoulder pain

It’s easy to forget how much work our necks do each day – that is, until they start to hurt.