Kyphosis and Lordosis

This post isn’t totally in keeping with my usual blogs- because kyphosis and lordosis are not conditions. They are findings, and usually totally normal. Kyphosis is where the spine takes a flexed position: typically in the upper back (thoracic spine). Lordosis is where the spine is extended, such as the neck and lower back. The […]

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Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder (FSS) is a syndrome, meaning it is defined by its signs and symptoms. Typically someone with a frozen shoulder will have pain and stiffness in the shoulder, but the diagnosis only applies to people whose movement is restricted passively. This means that when the shoulder is relaxed, movement is still limited when someone […]

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AxSpA & AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis)

AxSpA AxSpA is an abbreviation of Axial Spondyloarthritis. It may also go by AS, although this is more commonly used for ankylosing spondylitis. AxSpA literally means “spinal arthritis”, but the condition is more specific than that. It is a very under-diagnosed inflammatory condition, in the same family as autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s […]

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Spiky Balls & Foam Rollers

When you’re having treatment from an osteopath, it will probably take up half an hour in your 168 hour week. If you can help yourself with 10 minutes stretching a day, you’ve more than tripled the treatment you’re getting. Stretching and heavier exercise are part of the management plan, but sometimes it’s useful to have […]

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