Exercises

Take a look at the exercises and helpful advice from our team of Plymouth Osteopaths and Massage Therapists in the videos below.

3 dimensional calf stretch

This is a great functional stretch which will lengthen all the fibres within the calf muscles to reduce the likelihood of injury. PLEASE NOTE : These videos are designed as a resource for patients at the clinic. If we have...

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Slump test for sciatica

This is one of a number of tests that we use in Clinic to diagnose whether or not the leg pain you are experiencing is sciatica. For more information on sciatica take a look at our blog! PLEASE NOTE : These videos are...

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Internal hip rotation stretch (standing)

This is a postural stretch for the lateral thigh and buttock muscles. It can be particularly helpful if you drive a lot or if you have a tendency to stand with your feet pointing outwards. PLEASE NOTE : These videos...

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Lumbar Spine Flexion exercise No.1

This is a simple exercise to improve mobility in the lumber spine. PLEASE NOTE : These videos are designed as a resource for patients at the clinic. If we have not examined you and prescribed this exercise please go...

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Hand exercise No.2

More exercises for the hands using elastic bands for resistance. Great for building up more strength and flexibility to protect your joints and relieve pain. For more information contact us at www.plymosteoclinic.co.uk...

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Hand exercise No.1

Simple exercises to try. All you need is an elastic band! Great for computer users, musicians and those of us who are noticing the first signs of arthritis in our hands. PLEASE NOTE : These videos are designed as a...

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Gluteal (buttock) stretch No.2

This is another great stretch for the muscles in your buttock. Slightly stronger than stretch #01 These muscles need to be flexible to allow good movement through the low back and correct alignment of the knees and hips. You...

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Gluteal (buttock) stretch No.1

This is a great stretch for the muscles in your buttock. These muscles need to be flexible to allow good movement through the low back and correct alignment of the knees and hips.You could also try .... Gluteal...

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Yoga has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect!
and that means less pain and chronic disease 👍🏻
A study of 200 women found that after 3 months of yoga practice inflammatory markers in the blood were down by 10-15%.
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news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140207-yoga-cancer-inflammation-stress/
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Have you thought about giving yoga a try?
We have some great teachers in Plymouth including
Mindful Yoga with Andrea in Plymouth UK
Ashtanga Yoga Plymouth
Jules Laville YOGA
Light & Love Yoga
Charlotte Suman Levy Yoga
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Yoga has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect! 
and that means less pain and chronic disease 👍🏻
A study of 200 women found that after 3 months of yoga practice inflammatory markers in the blood were down by 10-15%.
————————————————————-
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140207-yoga-cancer-inflammation-stress/
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Have you thought about giving yoga a try? 
We have some great teachers in Plymouth including 
Mindful Yoga with Andrea in Plymouth UK
Ashtanga Yoga Plymouth
Jules Laville YOGA
Light & Love Yoga
Charlotte Suman Levy Yoga

 

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Thanks for sharing - one of the many ways in which yoga supports health and wellbeing, and because this is an inclusive, non-competitive practice it’s easy to give it a try. 🙏🏼

Great article 💗 My health has certainly improved since I started practicing Ashtanga Yoga 😀🙏

I took our son to the dentist today and wondered why dentist’s chairs are so uncomfortable?!
Lying out flat, with your feet lower than your knees like this puts a lot of tension through the low back. Bending the knees up would help! so don’t be afraid to shift your position if you need to, to get comfortable.
Pia
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I took our son to the dentist today and wondered why dentist’s chairs are so uncomfortable?!
Lying out flat, with your feet lower than your knees like this puts a lot of tension through the low back. Bending the knees up would help! so don’t be afraid to shift your position if you need to, to get comfortable.
Pia

 

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I actually did exactly that last week in the dentist chair it was so much more comfortable !

Thank you - how right you are. Just when you don't need any extra tension, too!

As always, I've seen lots of people with sciatica this week.
I use a variety of treatments; osteopathic massage, manipulation, acupuncture and exercises- and this usually does the trick.
I find it fascinating that different approaches work for different people.
Mike
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As always, Ive seen lots of people with sciatica this week. 
I use a variety of treatments; osteopathic massage, manipulation, acupuncture and exercises- and this usually does the trick. 
I find it fascinating that different approaches work for different people. 
Mike

I took a call today from a lovely gentleman, asking if we were happy seeing people 'of the elderly variety' !! The answer of course is a resounding YES!
There is a tendency as we get older to think that we have to put up with our aches and pains but we really don’t!
Giving back mobility and comfort to someone who thinks they may have lost it forever is one of the most rewarding parts of our job!
We have helped lots of patients in their 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s, get back to the activities they love!
If you want to know whether we can help you give us a ring on
01752 347663 or visit www.plymosteoclinic.co.uk

Pia
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I took a call today from a lovely gentleman, asking if we were happy seeing people of the elderly variety !! The answer of course is a resounding YES! 
There is a tendency as we get older to think that we have to put up with our aches and pains but we really don’t!
Giving back mobility and comfort to someone who thinks they may have lost it forever is one of the most rewarding parts of our job! 
We have helped lots of patients in their 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s, get back to the activities they love!
If you want to know whether we can help you give us a ring on 
01752 347663 or visit www.plymosteoclinic.co.uk

Pia

 

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Brenda Hurrell

Bravo Pia & Crew! xxx

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Double Jointed? or Hypermobile?

Double Jointed? or Hypermobile?

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...

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