Prevention of Low Back Pain in Nurses
What is the saying – “prevention is better than cure”? A study reported that nurses who had not received any education on low back pain, who remained standing for long periods of time, who performed interventions that required bending forward, who lifted and repositioned patients, and who did not use any aiding equipment during interventions,
6 Tips for Marathon Runners
Your route is planned, training complete, and this weekend the culmination of all your efforts will pay off! Have you enjoyed planning your own marathon route and blazing a new trail? Or would you have preferred someone else to have done that bit? As we post this article, we’re looking forward to this weekend’s London
Have you got Rhythm?
As the seasons are changing, we are reminded of the cyclical nature of our world. Everywhere you look, there are cycles: night and day, summer and winter, feeling well or unwell… to name just a few, and we respond to each of them with certain behaviours: being active or resting, spending time outside or cosied
COVID and Being Overweight
We recently heard from the NHS advice that being overweight increases the risk of severe side effects or death if you should get COVID. If you are overweight, what action could you take? One study found that for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 to 40, risk of death from COVID increases
Chronic Pain and Medication
Many studies now show that taking medication for the treatment of chronic pain does not work, and indeed can cause other problems, one of which is addiction to the pain medication.
What is comorbidity and why is it important?
Having multiple medical conditions at the same time known as comorbidity. This affects over 30% of the UK population. Why does comorbidity matter?
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
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