Managing delayed surgery for arthritis

Operations considered non-urgent would normally take a while to come through, but with additional delays due to the pandemic, waiting times for surgery are even longer. Even during lockdown, when you can’t necessarily see your manual therapist, there are things you can do to manage your symptoms. Osteoarthritis Basics Osteoarthritis can affect any cartilaginous joint. […]

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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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Spiky Ball: Wrist Extensors

The wrist extensors are the muscles on the outside of the forearm that tense when you bring your wrist back. They do get tight quite easily, and left untreated can develop into Tennis Elbow. This exercise can be a good preventative one for people who use these muscles a lot- like tennis players. However it […]

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Spiky Ball: Wrist Flexors

The wrist flexors are the muscles on the underside of the forearm. When they’re chronically tight, Golfer’s Elbow can develop. This exercise is useful whether the muscles are just tight, or alongside osteopathic treatment for golfer’s elbow.

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Recommended Products

There are a few products that I routinely recommend to my patients, but I know that it can be hard to work out exactly what I told you to get, or where to get them from. This post should help you out; I’ve tried to choose products available on Amazon Prime as they are typically […]

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