Author Archive | Michelle Spencer


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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Osteopathy and pregnancy

I recently treated a lady in her eighth month of a pregnancy which had been healthy and pain free up to these final weeks. She had been transferred to a desk based job due to her “condition”, meaning that her fully active lifestyle was suddenly curtailed by this change of role. Added to this was […]

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