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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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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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10 Top Tips for Pain-Free Gardening

We all know that activity in the fresh air can make us feel healthy and happy. Gardening offers both physical and mental benefits. But – frequent bending, twisting, lifting pulling and pushing may lead to back pain. This is especially true if you are less active over the winter months or spend most of your […]

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7 Health Tips To Avoid DIY Injury

With 2 bank holidays in May, many of you will be looking at doing some DIY. Whether it is in the home or garden, injuries do happen, so here are our tops tips for keeping you healthy Ask yourself – do I have the knowledge, competence and fitness for this job? Think about your safety […]

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Back Pain in Children

How much is your child carrying in their bag? Most of the 4 million children at secondary school will be asked at some stage in their school career to carry levels of weight that is considered to be “excessive and dangerous to health” Around a fifth of school-age children report that they have back pain […]

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Top Tips to Avoid Back Pain on Holiday

There are many reasons why a holiday could be important to you: Time to switch off – life is so busy now that we need to de-stress, unwind and basically stop thinking about work. Spend quality time with your family/friends – having fun, talking, doing things together with no distractions like the TV, phone or […]

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What is your lower back saying?

Pain is part of our life, right? But should it be ignored, or hidden by taking medication, to allow us to continue with our daily lives? Your body is how you move about in this life, it is how we interact with everything – work, family, the environment etc. The body cannot be separated into […]

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Hot or Cold Therapy – Which is Best?

Patients often ask is there anything that they can do at home to help with their complaint. A common question is: hot or cold? Will heat or a cold gel work? The application of heat or cold to an injury or area of pain is a traditional remedy. The rationale for both the use of […]

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Choosing the right trainers – part 1

Choosing the wrong trainers can be painful! You could end up lying on the sofa nursing shin splints, serious back, knee and hip pain or blisters… instead of enjoying your chosen activity. According to one expert at The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, up to 65% of sports people in the UK choose the wrong […]

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