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Hip and Gluteal Pain

hip pain

Gluteus medius syndrome is one of the major causes of back pain and/or leg pain and is similar to greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). GTPS was historically referred to, or often misdiagnosed as trochanteric bursitis (if you or a family member has ever been diagnosed with trochanteric bursitis, it may have been greater trochanteric pain syndrome).


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Sleep Problems & Back Pain

sleep back pain

Medical research has identified that sleep patterns influence our emotional well-being and mood which can further sensitise back pain and reduce the ability to not only tolerate pain but also affects motivation and energy levels required to rehabilitate back pain.

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A Pain in the Neck

Pain in the neck has various causes, from traumatic whiplash injuries to sitting, staring at a computer for too long or driving for hours on end as part of your workday. I think we can accept these as reasons for neck pain but it doesn’t change the misery of sufferers, especially when the pain becomes persistent and doesn’t resolve

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Spontaneous Resorption of Disc Herniations

Disc herniations are often referred to as slipped discs. This is a horrible term as it nurtures disturbing visuals of things moving around in our spines. This is most definitely NOT the case.
Yes, I do feel quite strongly about this.
The reason I feel so strongly is that beliefs in society around lower back pain and disc health are,

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Diagnosis of Headaches

Most of the time headaches are unpleasant manifestations of pain with no specific issue within the tissues.
There are obviously headaches that are manifestations of something else that may well be concerning but be rest assured that these are rare and majority of headaches are nothing more than the product physical or emotional stresses.
Diagnostic criteria for the types of

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Osteopathy and Pregnancy

Is Osteopathy safe during pregnancy?
Yes, Osteopathy is safe during pregnancy. The techniques used are adapted depending on which stage you are at in in your pregnancy. We generally use gentle techniques to help the whole of the body to adapt to the changes that occur during pregnancy in order to minimise the aches and pain.  The reason why we

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Myths About Lower Back Pain! – Part 2

When in pain we often change our posture to protect the region of pain. For example if we sprain an ankle, we put more weight on the non injured leg to protect the injury. In cases of back pain it is often seen that individuals lean over to one side, this is known as an antalgic posture. They can’t necessarily

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Myths About Back Pain & How to Cope When it Strikes!

Statistically, as much as 84% of the global population will have an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime and with such high prevalence, there are many myths around the nature of what is going on. Cancer, fracture/broken bone, infection are common concerns of serious pathology, however, such conditions are rare and account for approximately only 1%

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Hip Workshop Attendance in Oxford

Last July, I took myself to a hip workshop in Oxford with a very reputable osteopath teaching the day class, John Gibbons. The aim of the day was to come away with more knowledge to use on my patients with not just hip issues, but lower back, hamstring, quadriceps and even upper back problems.
The human body is connected in

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What is Frozen Shoulder?

I had a patient the other day who reported a shoulder pain. She went on to say that a friend of hers had said it must be frozen shoulder. So, I did a very quick examination and was, with great relief, able to definitively say it was not frozen shoulder.
What is Frozen Shoulder?
As a term, frozen shoulder, may not

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