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What I’ve Been Up To in April

Tuesday 3rd April I went to London to see  Lady Windemere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Jennifer Saunders as Lady Windemere. To The Savoy Grill for a pre Theatre meal before. Celeriac veloute, hot smoked mackerel with leeks, veloute and mashed potatoes, rice pudding, lovely! Wednesday 4th April I had the pleasure of going to The Queen’s Gallery to see Charles II, as usual, beautifully done, the iconic portrait of Charles himself many other paintings and related objects of…

What I’ve Been Up to in November

Throw your mind back to November, and I’d like to give you the low down on what I got up to. 2018 has been a great year for Croxley Osteopathic Clinic so far, and I’m just about catching up with myself and what I’ve been up to. With that said, come and discover the events that I got involved with in November last year. What I Got Up to in November Now that I have had the time to think…

The 7 most common Sporting Injuries

Sporting injuries are common in people who regular exercise regularly. They usually occur when you’ve overexerted yourself or have pushed your usual exercise limits. Some of the most common sporting injuries people suffer from are: Ankle sprain Hamstring strain Shin splints Groin pull Knee injuries (Patellofemoral syndrome) Knee injuries (ACL tear) Tennis elbow Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands which connect bones in a joint. Stretching your ligaments past their limits can deform or tear them. Strains are…

Arthritis – all you need to know

This month we take a look at arthritis, the disease which affects around 10 million people in the UK. What is it? Arthritis is a common condition, it causes pain and inflammation in your joints, the two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis This is the most common type and affects up to 8 million people in Britain, it usually develops in adults who are aged over 40 and is more common in women and those who…

What I’ve Been Up to in August

2nd August to The Rex Berkhamsted to see “Churchill”, a rather poignant movie focusing on the D-Day landings, which if the film was factually correct, Churchill thought as we know, that the whole thing would be a disaster. Clementine Churchill was superbly played by Miranda Richardson. Pendley Manor Sunday 6th August, to The Pendley Manor Shakespeare Festival for a lovely matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet, mostly in warm sunshine, preceded by a lovely lunch in the beautiful dining room.…

What I’ve Been Up to in July

15th July on my way to see The Tempest with Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, eating first at Cote Barbican. Another lovely meal at this lovely purpose built restaurant. I had the Heritage Tomato salad, linguini and peach crumble. The Tempest was a superb production by The Royal Shakespeare Company, the live performance was hugely enhanced by the addition of the real time avatar of Ariel created in conjunction with intel and a most horrifying harpy and a truly beautiful…

Lower Back Pain – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Lower Back Pain – all you need to know The lumbar spine or lower back is a structure of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves ligaments and muscles all working together to provide support, strength and flexibility. However this structure also leaves the low back susceptible to injury and pain. Lumbar Spine The lower back supports the weight of the upper body and offers mobility for everyday motions including bending and twisting. Muscles in the lower back are responsible for flexing and…

How often should I visit my osteopath?

When it comes to osteopathy, it’s a hands-on-therapy designed to treat headaches, neck and back pain as well as repetitive injuries and other problems. There’s many different problems that can be resolved by treatment and a quality osteopath. What sort of treatment is involved with osteopathy? The osteopath will engage different techniques to help treat the problems of their patients, they can perform massages, help stretch out stiff joints, move joints through their normal range of motion and adjust them…

What I’ve Been Up to in May

7th May Beauty and The Beast at The Rex most enjoyable very well cast beautiful re-telling a much loved story. 9th May On my way for a lecture at The British School of Osteopathy “An Introduction to the Therapeutic Principle of Balanced Ligamentous Tension” a really super lecture interspersed with demonstrations the technique addresses the position of a joint or bone via connective tissue often using compression, I modeled for a lightening technique to my right fibula, I didn’t feel a…

The physical strains for expectant mums

For those who are expecting or have recently given birth, you’ll know all too well of the physical and emotional strains experienced when becoming a mother. With lower back pain being a common problem, Osteopathy can help with so much more. Pre-natal problems In the second week of pregnancy, the hormone relaxin is produced, it softens ligaments and muscles, enabling the delivery of your baby through the birth canal. A steady increase in weight, which will make your bump grow,…