Author Archive | Michelle Spencer

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Exercise … made easy!

Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It’s easier than you think to fit into your day! 10 brisk minutes A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”. Brisk walking […]

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Are you fit for work?

Musculoskeletal conditions are a major contributing factor to work place absenteeism.  30.8 million working days are lost each year due to musculoskeletal issues, such as back, neck and upper limb pain, in the UK alone! An osteopath can diagnose and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems, as well as offer advice on posture, lifting, […]

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Pregnancy pain?

Have you considered seeing an osteopath? I have a special interest in the treatment of pregnancy related pain, and fully believe that there is no reason why you should simply suffer in silence, or accept that pain, aches and stiffness are a normal part of pregnancy. During pregnancy your body undergoes a great amount of […]

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Osteopathy – more than just sore backs!

Osteopathic training doesn’t stop at becoming a skilled manual practitioner. Osteopaths are able to give professional advice about sports training, stretching, mobilising, posture, work station positioning, how to use aids such as foam rollers or resistance bands, how to treat an acute injury…and so on.  So even if you’re struggling with something other than a […]

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Osteopaths and the NHS

Although you can book an appointment with an osteopath directly, osteopaths are increasingly working alongside GP’s and other healthcare professionals to provide private treatment and treatment through the NHS.  Did you know… The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends osteopathy as a source of manual therapy and treatment for lower back pain […]

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Are you sitting too long?

Sore shoulders? Stiff neck? Achy low back after a long day in the office? We’ve all been there and it’s not hard to understand why when we add up the hours spent sitting at the table, on the train, in the office, at a meeting, at lunch, back home on the train and slumped on […]

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