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What’s the Best Exercise for Back Pain?

Back pain – both lower and upper – are amongst the most common conditions that we treat at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic. As well as alleviating your pain and keeping you mobile, we also offer tips and advice to help you to manage and prevent back pain. Five exercises for back pain…  Firstly, please be reassured […]

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7 Pre-Marathon Tips for Runners

Have you been pounding the streets for miles, in all weathers? Is your diet is carefully planned and all your spare time spent training? Have you had a pre-event massage to loosen up and boost your performance? After months of hard work, you’re ready for your long distance race and your marathon is almost here. […]

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Avoid Unnecessary Pain!

Why an Osteopathic Check-Up is so important… By the time most people seek treatment, they are: In severe pain Having difficulty moving Struggling to cope with work or family responsibilities Does this sound familiar? You may have been suffering with odd niggles and pains for months, taking the odd – or even regular – self-prescribed painkiller […]

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New Exercise Regime? Remember to Rest!

Laura is our Sports Therapist at the Shefford Osteopathic Clinic. This time of year is a busy one for her! “I see lots of patients who choose to start a new exercise routine, especially at this time of year which is great!” she says. “However, the ‘too much too soon syndrome’ sets in very easily. […]

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What’s the Best Diet?

There is so much information out there regarding health and fitness…  it can be very difficult to keep track of all the trends! Low carb, high fat, low fat, paleo, super-moon kale, sunshine cleanse… the list goes on. So with all the conflicting information and choices out there, what should you do? Health and well-being […]

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Exercise – the best gift this Christmas

It’s true – exercise is the best medicine there is. Why? It’s free, easy to do and has immediate effect. Without doubt, no matter what your age exercise can help you to have a healthier and happier life. Here are 10 ways that exercise can help you: Control your weight. Exercise will help you to maintain […]

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Does My Pain Mean I’m Damaged For Good?

Have you ever wondered why you have pain?  Pain is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience.  Its purpose is to make you aware of threat or danger causing you to stop or change your behaviour.  All pain is very real. Often people think that pain means damage.  Do you think that if you feel pain […]

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How Much Does Your Head Weigh?

Our pumpkin’s weight is similar to the weight of your head! Typically this is between 10 – 12 pounds which is 4.5 – 5 kg. Every inch of forward head posture increases the weight of your head by an additional 10lbs. The head is balanced on the neck vertebrae with the muscles moving the head around.  […]

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Shefford Osteopathic Clinic Pumpkin Competition Rules

Entry into the Shefford Osteopathic Clinic prize draw is subject to submitting a guessed weight of the pumpkin at reception. Only one entry into the prize draw per person. By entering the prize draw, entrants confirm that they are over the age of 18. This draw is open to all. Prize is £5 voucher to […]

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Back Pain and Children

Like adults, children can suffer from back pain as a result of a variety of lifestyle activities.  And like adults, there is a number of things that parents and carers can do to prevent issues arising. If your child does complain of back pain, it is important to seek advice from qualified professional, such as an […]

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