It is the time of year when just about everyone is making promises to themselves about what they intend to do over the next 12 months. After the festive feasts and stress and strains that can sometimes be associated with the Christmas period, a lot of people will have vowed to make 2014 the year they get their health in order. If you live in Kennington, Oxford, Abingdon or the surrounding areas here are a couple of options for a healthier 2014 at Kennington Osteopathic Practice.
Pilates is perfect for people who rarely exercise or have an injury that restricts them from participating in other activities. However, Pilates is more than just a way to shape up; it has many additional benefits to the body.
The focus on core muscles will help to develop a strong abdominal section, which will help to reduce common problems such as lower back pain. In addition, Pilates is excellent for improving posture, helping alignment and for keeping the joints supple.
Osteopathy is the perfect partner for Pilates. Osteopathy provides a gentle form of hands on therapy to help reduce headaches and migraines, lower back pain, and sports injuries.
It is suitable for both adults and children and can be a successful treatment for long term muscle pain that has proved difficult to treat. Moreover, osteopathy can go a long way towards the prevention of muscle pain by helping the body to maintain its proper alignment and addressing issues such as poor posture.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends the use of spinal manipulation for patients with long term, lower back pain that has no identifiable cause.
In 2013, the practice launched its hugely popular Pilates classes in Oxford. For further information you can visit the website at: http://kenningtonosteo.co.uk/. Sophie Jones is the principle Osteopath at the Kennington Osteopathic Practice, Oxford. Sophie is available to discuss how osteopathy or Pilates can help you. Please call 07787404419, email [email protected], or use the contact form online at: http://kenningtonosteo.co.uk/contact/