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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Arthritic Hands

It’s not often that someone books in with me for hand pain alone, it tends to be something they mention later. The two main forms of arthritis that affect the hands are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis in the hands is no different to an arthritic hip or knee from a […]

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The Stomatognathic System

The Stomatognathic system is a fancy name for the everything encompassing the mouth (stoma) and jaws (gnath). I see relatively few people who come in and tell me they have problems in this area, but it’s still something to consider because osteopathy is holistic. If someone mentions jaw pain, like lower back pain, I want […]

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