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  ​As spring approaches, us Brits are heading to their gardens to cut grass, root out weeds, and plant fruit, veg, and flowers. The joys of flora and fauna often come with a heavy toll to the human body. Stiff, sore shoulders and aching lower backs are almost par for the course for gardeners. As

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  Prevention is always better than the need to cure or treat, we may be doing ourselves out of business by saying this but, it is quite simply the truth! We are often asked if there are any tips we can offer to help stave off the need to seek professional help. There is always

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Cycling to keep fit

  With Christmas over, and all the excess that comes with it – we’re looking at you cheeseboard! – the yearly dash to attempt to shift the scales back in your favour has begun and for many the easiest most accessible choice is to get back on the saddle, we’re not talking horses though, we

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During the festive period it is all to easy to gorge yourself and slouch around in a semi ‘food coma’ state, we’ve all done it! It’s important to not get into bad habits, or out of good ones, and look after yourself over the winter period. Not only will it help ease you back into

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  As some of you may know we are big advocates of Pilates here at Kennington Osteopathy. We’ve been running classes, with a huge degree of popularity, for some time now and we thought its about time to get out a post to highlight the many benefits. Many people who come to us already engage

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When problems start to arise with your back it can impact your life greatly. We’ve put together 5 simple steps you can use to help take unnecessary strain away from your back and help to ensure any issues aren’t exacerbated. Its much easier than you’d think to turn a minor tweak into a major concern

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What are Trapped Nerves? Also known as a compressed/pinched nerve, the term refers to various medical conditions affecting nerve roots that leave the spinal canal. This happens when they are compressed/ irritated due to altered surrounding tissue, a condition generally referred to as radiculopathy. The irritation commonly occurs in the area around the spine, although

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Low Back Pain in Oxford

Back pain is one of the most common health conditions people suffer. Understanding the cause of the back pain is the most important thing in finding the right treatment. Here are some of the major causes of back pain; Muscle injury Injured muscles, ligaments or tendons lead to spasms, strains or sprains. In addition, vigorous

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neck pain abingdon

Many people fear spine pain more than any other type of pain in their bodies. Necks and backs can be incredibly vulnerable and an understandable cause for concern when you start to experience pain there.  Some of the symptoms that are associated with neck pain include numbness, tenderness, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, pulsations and gland swelling.

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Desk based work, as mundane as it seems is in fact fraught with danger. The dangers of desk based work are not like those of working in construction, heavy lifting jobs and working with chemicals but there are none the less dangers to an office job. If you spend long hours in front of a

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