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  • Exercising in Older Age November 1, 2019 exercise in older age

    As we age we naturally lose strength, flexibility, muscle, bone mass and agility. The less we ‘use it’ the faster we ‘lose it’, so it’s essential that we use our bodies if we want to maintain our ability to do what we love, and to move around freely in the world. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a condition that ...

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  • Three Lessons for People with Arthritis January 30, 2019

      Getting stronger will help with the symptoms of Osteoarthritis Osteopathy can significantly improve your movement and symptoms A healthy diet can help to slow the progression of arthritis, and improve its symptoms   The name Osteoarthritis – Osteo (bones) arthritis (joint inflammations) – suggests (incorrectly) that the condition is simply localised to the surfaces of the joints it affects. The ...

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  • Back Facts: Sometimes the Back is the Victim, Not the Problem December 1, 2018

      In this series, Matt Penman Head Osteopath at Central Osteopaths presents ideas and dispels myths about the human spine. If only things were simple. Sometimes stiffness in the hips can refer pain to the lower back. Sometimes stiffness of the hips can lead to overloading of the lower back. Sometimes upper-back stiffness predisposes both lower back pain and ...

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  • Back Facts: Use It to Improve It November 23, 2018

      In this series, Matt Penman Head Osteopath at Central Osteopaths presents ideas and dispels myths about the human spine. As discussed in my last post, the Back was Made to Move, the human spine was designed to move, not to be held rigid as somehow it has come to be understood. But when we are struggling to ...

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  • Back Facts: The Back was Made to Move November 16, 2018

      In this series, Matt Penman, Head Osteopath at Central Osteopaths presents ideas and dispels myths about the human spine. For many years popular wisdom has gone ‘sit up straight, bend your knees, don’t bend your back’, as if any rounding, twisting, or extending was harmful. Have you heard that? When I was a teenager I went on ...

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