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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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  • How to Think about Sports Injuries October 19, 2018

      Sports Injuries occur when more force is applied to a body part than it can withstand and adapt to. Acute injuries such as hamstrings tears occur when they are required to contract with more force than they are able to, or in a position in which they are not trained to function – this is why ...

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  • Life Expectancy, Health, Happiness and Moving September 16, 2018

      It’s the end of summer. There, I said it! Kids back to school, evenings getting cooler, comfort foods and sofas getting more and more appealing. However, don’t despair because September is the perfect time of year to start good health habits. Thinking of getting back into running? Why not start now and get some momentum going before the ...

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