Take a look at our latest blogs for useful information and stories from our team of Plymouth Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Do you remember someone from your childhood who was flexible and bendy? And when I say flexible I mean REALLY flexible! They probably called themselves double-jointed and could perform eye-watering feats like hooking a foot behind their head, bending over...read more
The calf is made up of a complex bunch of muscles including... soleus, gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and anterior and the peronei. These muscles all have different functions but work together to give control, balance and force dispersion to the lower limb. As they...read more
The good news is that serious sciatica is very rare! As we saw in the last blog, sciatica can be very painful, but please be reassured that most episodes of sciatica will settle down well with good treatment and management. Rarely though, sciatica can be a sign of...read more
Sciatica is the name given to buttock and leg pain which comes from the low back. This is sometimes accompanied by tingling, numbness and weakness into the leg and foot. It can be extremely painful and really restrict what you can do. Sciatica can start suddenly,...read more
Whilst we can all acknowledge that it might not be the most exciting of drinks to have, the benefits of regular water consumption should never be ignored. With the body being made up of 70% water, it is important to keep our body hydrated. When asking patients how...read more
The primary aim of all these treatments is to reduce bodily aches and pains. All three professions are regulated by their respective governing bodies and are highly qualified so there is no right or wrong choice, but what do these different treatments offer? ...read more
Recently we have seen several patients who have had X-Rays / MRI's for back pain and have come to the clinic feeling worried by the findings. So how useful is the information really? Do you need an X-RAY or MRI? If you’ve been suffering from back pain it seems...read more
If you are about to head off on holiday here are some tips to look after your back while you are away... Luggage You don’t have to fill your suitcase! Pack light if you can and use a case with good wheels! Lift carefully, especially after long journeys when your...read more
Taking that first step can be hard! If you are reading this first newsletter, then it means our new website is live, and I am breathing a sigh of relief! Organising the website has been one of those jobs that I have always found a reason to put off. Deciding what the...read more
- Double Jointed? or Hypermobile?
- Calf Pain
- Signs of serious Sciatica.
- Do you have Sciatica??
- Time to reach for the water?
- Osteopath, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist. What’s the difference?
- How useful are X-Rays and MRI’s in the diagnosis of Back Pain?
- Top Tips for Pain Free Holidays!
- Spring 2017 Clinic Blog
I contacted Mike after being in some considerable pain and prescribed diazepam by my GP. I can honestly say that after my second visit, which was today, the difference is incredible. Highly recommended for the ‘practical’ benefit of how much better I feel but also for the friendly, honest and warm nature that I have experienced.
Melanie (via Facebook)
“I was referred by my GP due to worsening arthralgia and back pain. My GP was also a patient and told me what to expect.
I was delighted that most of the treatment was gentle and effective. It keeps my muscles and joints mobile and reduces my pain and stiffness enabling me to enjoy life more.
I would highly recommend P.O.C. and have done on many occasions.”
A. Hunt, 56