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Identifying Tension Issues

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During stressful periods, a lot of us hold tension in our shoulders. Beyond the obvious pain and tenderness, there are some other problems that can arise from this. Neck Pain and Headaches The muscles on the tops of your shoulders attach to the neck. Tension here can quickly lead to more tight muscles in the …

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Taking Care of Yourself First

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“You cannot pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” Unknown Author Sometimes we are so busy taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. Self-care matters. What is Self-Care? Self-care is the practice of consciously doing things that preserve or improve your mental or physical health. It’s about …

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How to Manage Arthritis

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Osteoarthritis: Helping Yourself Without Surgery It is a common misconception that osteoarthritis (or just “arthritis”) is something that you just have to live with. Sometimes surgery is necessary in the late stage, but some joints cannot be replaced, and if you don’t have to suffer through to that point at all, why would you? Arthritis …

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Understanding and Managing Arthritis

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Arthritis is a vague term that could be used to describe anything where a joint suffers inflammation. Most commonly, it is used in reference to osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis Basics Osteoarthritis (OA) is the “wear and tear” form of arthritis. More recently, the description has shifted to “wear, tear, and repair” in reference to the body’s …

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Back Care Awareness Week 2021

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4th – 8th October is Back Care Awareness Week and the theme is ‘Spending More Time at Home’. Back pain affects half of the adult population every month and almost 80% of people at some point in their lives. It’s accountable for more than 12 million lost work days in the UK each year. However, …

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Gratitude

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Gratitude is an emotion similar to appreciation. Research has found neurological reasons why so many people can benefit from this general practice of expressing thanks for our lives, even in times of challenge and change. The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word ‘gratia’, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). …

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A Clinic Update

We would like to update you on the changes that are happening at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic as a result of the lifting of lockdown from the 19th July. As you know, we have been able to operate during the lockdowns with strict procedures in place ensuring your health and safety. For the healthcare sector, none …

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The Power of Relaxation

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I think we can all agree that the past 18 months have been stressful. Whilst we can go back to work, see friends, socialise, even hug people, do not underestimate the stress that still exists.  Whilst a small amount of stress is necessary long periods of stress, or chronic stress, is harmful. It affects us …

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M.E. and Me

“In 1993 I was at work with a heavy cold, aching joints and headaches. I had felt like this before, so it was nothing different. On the Thursday I blacked out in work and was told by the GP, I had a virus and to rest. We were busy that weekend and so I went …

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Dying Matters

Dying Matters Awareness Week is 10 – 16 May 2021. I don’t know about you, but with the pandemic and all that has entailed, looking at death, making sure that we have a good death, is really important. Dying Matters Awareness Week is a chance for individuals and organisations to open up the conversation around …

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