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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.  It’s 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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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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Is Your Wallet a Pain in the Bum?

Do you have Lower Back Pain or Sciatica? You’re not alone!  Lower back pain and sciatica are common, with 1 in 6 adults affected. As osteopaths, we regularly treat people suffering with these problems at our clinic. Luckily, both sciatica and lower back pain usually resolve quite quickly. A common cause of Lower Back Pain […]

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MSK in Bedfordshire – what you need to know

The first questions to answer is – what is MSK? MSK stands for Musculoskeletal, which means the muscles and skeleton of your body.  It also includes tendons, ligaments, joints, the nervous system and some circulation systems. When you see your GP with back or neck pain – or shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, […]

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How To Avoid Tennis Injury – Our Top 12 Tips

The majority of tennis injury occurs from overuse.  As you know, here at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic we believe in helping you  continue doing the things you love, so here are our top tips to keep you injury free: Good preparation is important Wear the right and comfortable clothing for tennis Wear proper tennis shoes with […]

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Vitamin B12: Our Dietary Hero

Vitamin B12, or Cobalamin, is the largest and most complex vitamin currently known to man.  It is an essential Vitamin for the body to work correctly. It helps make DNA, nerve and red blood cells. It’s also crucial for healthy brain and immune system and the running of your metabolism.  We cannot make it ourselves […]

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Practice Makes Permanent!

You may well have heard of the term ‘practice makes perfect’, but what about permanent? Whether we are practising a musical instrument, playing a sport, making food… practice indeed makes us better, if not perfect. Do you remember learning to drive a car?  It all seemed so much, changing gears, indicating, constantly looking in the […]

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Convalescing for a Full Recovery

Convalescence is a lost art in this country. In fact if you are of a certain age you probably won’t have even heard of the word! Convalescence comes from the Latin word ‘convolescere’ which means ‘to grow fully strong’. It was once considered a distinctly separated and essential stage of aftercare and recovery from illness. […]

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