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The Impact of Writing by Hand

Do your hand and fingers ache during written exams? Do you know you use 25 muscles when you write by hand? Many of us are unaware of how hard our hands work when we are writing. Like any muscle in our body, our hands are prone to aches and pains if we ask them to

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Benefits of Moderate Exercise

A new study has found that 11 minutes of moderate exercise a day is enough to reduce the risk of early death. Moderate exercise is things such as: Brisk walking Water aerobics Riding a bike – light effort Dancing Washing windows/mopping floors Pushing a lawn mower Badminton Doubles tennis Gardening The recommended amount of exercise

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Ensuring Pain-Free Studies for Teenagers

Is your teenager busy doing coursework and revising for exams? Do they say they have back, neck or shoulder pain? Are they struggling with studying for long periods due to discomfort? Extra study as exams approach can often lead to stiffness and discomfort for students. This is due to increased time at desks. For some

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Is Your Studying Causing You Pain?

Does your neck and/or back feel sore when studying for exams or completing coursework? Do you find the pain is making it harder to focus in school, at home or both? Students – especially teenagers – sometimes feel stiffness and discomfort in their bodies during the extra study before exams. This may involve pain in

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Osteopathy and COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the name given to a group of lung conditions where it is difficult to breathe air out of the lungs. These conditions include Bronchitis and Emphysema. In the UK there are 1.3 million people with a diagnosis of COPD. Patients with COPD are usually aged 35 years of over

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Top Tips for Safe Garden Watering

There is nothing nicer than growing and then harvesting and eating your own vegetables. Ongoing beautiful weather can easily lead to a hosepipe ban. If this happens, how should you be taking care of your body and keeping your plants and flowers alive? Here are our top tips for watering safely, looking after your garden

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Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief

“… delivers targeted pain relief with the benefits of cryotherapy to treat athletic and muscle related injuries, sore or strained muscles, shoulder and arm discomfort, neck, hip and leg pain, painful joints, ankle or foot pain, and pain associated with bruising, and arthritis.” Biofreeze Cold Therapy Pain Relief is available to purchase at Shefford Osteopathic

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Sallis Lumbar Support Belt

“… One way stretch elastic support belt, boned back dart. Touch and close fastening. In strong white elastic.” The belts are available in different sizes and you will be fitted for the correct size at the Clinic. The Sallis Lumbar Support Belt is available to purchase at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic Visit the Sallis Healthcare website for

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