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Freeing the Neck and Shoulders

Somatics Workshop at Mulberry House, Edinburgh Jahna Clark is holding a Somatics Workshop for anyone with a stiff neck and shoulders. That’s most of us, right? Especially those of us who sit at a desk all day. Having tried Jahna’s class, and having had experience with a similar approach in the past, I’d thoroughly recommend it. It […]

Osteopathy for Sport

Good to see some osteopathic technique being used at Wimbledon! This kind of manipulation could help with your golf swing or bowling in cricket, not just your tennis shots. The shoulder is fine, says contented Murray (The Scotsman)

Shoulder Injuries in Archery

Recently, I’ve been treating a competitive archer with a shoulder injury. It’s always interesting to come across a patient with a problem related to a specific activity I can find out more about, so I’ve been doing some investigation, which I thought I’d share. On a quick look at some research, it looks like shoulder […]

How to set up your desk at work

Having your desk set up wrongly can lead to postural strains and repetitive strain injuries, as well as contributing to shoulder, low back and neck problems, and to headaches. Osteopathic treatment can usually help with all of these, though the results will be longer lasting if you don’t go back to the same bad habits! Of course, […]

Osteopath: Weekend Appointments Available in Edinburgh

If it’s hard to find time for an appointment during the week, it can also be hard to find an osteopath at the weekend. Osteopath Tom Jordan has appointments for new patients available in Edinburgh at the weekend on a Saturday. For osteopathic assessment and treatment, book your appointment by calling: 0131 557 2211 Eyre […]

Mindfulness for Osteoarthritis Pain

Physical approaches such as keeping active, exercise, and hands-on treatment can be very helpful for those with osteoarthritis, but we’ve known for some time that the brain has an important role in pain, apart from any physical damage. Here’s an interesting piece from Arthritis Research UK on how mindfulness-based approaches may play an important part […]

Look After Your Back in the Garden

Around this time of year, osteopaths see an influx of patients with bad backs from gardening. After a few months of doing little in the garden, suddenly there’s a lot to do, so it’s common for people to overdo it. A lot of the problem is that your body hasn’t been used to doing so […]

Low Back Pain

A nice brief summary of current knowledge about low back pain and approaches that help. These generally include not worrying too much, understanding that most back pain will go away and even quite severe pain is not necessarily a sign of something seriously wrong, keeping active, changing habits that predispose to back pain, hands on […]

Shoulder Pain from Subacromial Impingement (Rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff degeneration, supraspinatus tendinitis, subacromial bursitis, painful arc.)

Causes of shoulder pain There are many causes shoulder pain, some due to problems in the shoulder itself, others originating elsewhere. The latter include neck problems, as well as some systemic illness and problems with some of the internal organs. Shoulder problems Local causes of shoulder pain include: Biceps tendinopathy Osteoarthritis of the glenohumeral (GH) […]