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How to help your kids get the right posture

How to help your kids get the right posture

As students worldwide return to school, it’s likely many will be e-learning in some capacity for hours each day on their digital devices. While our devices can be fantastic tools for entertainment and education, the postural effects are something all parents should be aware of. For many students, e-learning may increase neck, mid-back, and low…

The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

We have all experienced pain at one time or another, but for those with chronic pain the experience is never-ending and it changes everything. Chronic pain affects more than two-fifths of the UK population, meaning that around 28 million adults are living in a constant state of discomfort and agony. It is more common in…

Why are Opioids so Dangerous?

Why are Opioids so Dangerous?

It’s estimated that over 50 million opioid prescriptions are written in the UK each year. This includes drugs containing codeine like Co-codamol and Co-dydramol and others like Tramadol and Pethidine. So what – you might say – anyone in pain deserves to find relief. Unfortunately, there are side effects that can be very serious indeed.…

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

Did you know… tennis elbow isn’t just for athletes. Lateral epicondylitis – or tennis elbow – is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow become inflamed and overloaded as a result of repetitive motion. Because the repetitive motion that occurs is similar to that of swinging a tennis racket, it’s commonly…

Are You at Risk of Chronic Knee Pain?

Are You at Risk of Chronic Knee Pain?

Knees hurt? You’re not alone. Chronic knee pain is thought to affect up to 25% of adults and can significantly limit your mobility and quality of life. Your knee is a hinge-joint that primarily moves back and forth (flexion and extension) and allows some twisting or rotation. Every step you take places stress and strain…

Your Hip and SI Joint: What’s the Difference?

Your Hip and SI Joint: What’s the Difference?

While figuring out the difference between hip and SI (sacroiliac) joint pain can be extremely confusing, being able to identify which one is the culprit is crucial when you’re looking for relief. Your SI joint connects your tailbone (sacrum) and your pelvis. It’s very fibrous and has a limited range of motion – just a…

Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief

Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief

Did you know… your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body. Its wide range of motion is facilitated by four primary muscles and their tendons, which together are called the rotator cuff. If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement occurs, you may make the mistake of avoiding using your arm…

Do foot problems cause back pain?

Do foot problems cause back pain?

Do your feet hurt? Do you have fallen arches? Could foot problems be causing back pain? A gait scan analysis might help. Gait scanning is a state of the art, computerised scan and done in a few minutes. You simply walk over a sensor plate on the floor and the technology inside scans hundreds of…

Headache Medication Can Cause Headaches

Headache Medication Can Cause Headaches

One of the primary side effects of many prevalent headache medications is, well…more headaches! That’s right. Rebound headaches are often caused by the same medicine you use to find relief. Even taking painkillers for more than just a few days may trigger overuse, or rebound, headaches. If you find yourself reaching for over-the-counter pain medication…

How to Get Rid of Daily Headaches

How to Get Rid of Daily Headaches

If you notice that your headaches are becoming more frequent and intense you may have so-called tension-type headaches. Tension headaches can make daily life challenging.  They usually last for 30 minutes to several hours, but can last for several days. They can become more and more frequent so they can feel like they are there…