Back Pain – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Osteopathy Tips

  A common problem that affects most people at some time, mostly in the lower back (lumbago), though can be felt anywhere in the spine. May be triggered by strained muscles, tendons or ligaments, wear and tear, bad posture, poor bending and lifting technique as well as stress. It is the leading cause of long-term … Continue reading Back Pain – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Osteopathy Tips

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Laptop and Texter’s Neck – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Osteopathy Tips

A stress injury caused by extended periods bending forwards in a slumped position (neck flexion) while texting or working on phones, tablets or laptops. We have similar posture when reading and desk workers often developed a Dowager’s hump at the top of the spine. We now more regularly spend extended periods of time attached to … Continue reading Laptop and Texter’s Neck – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Osteopathy Tips

RSI – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Osteopathy Tips

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) A general term to describe aches and pains in muscles, nerves and tendons from overuse and repetitive movements. It commonly affects the upper body; neck and shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers. Often affects people working at computers, on an assembly line or gardening, carpentry, playing a musical instrument. Symptoms: … Continue reading RSI – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Osteopathy Tips

Sprained Ankle – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Osteopathy Tips

A medical condition where ankle ligaments become overstretched, partially torn or totally torn. This happens with sharp movements like turning or rolling the foot. The lateral ankle sprain, where the foot is inverted, rolling out to the side with inside arch facing upwards, damaging one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle is … Continue reading Sprained Ankle – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Osteopathy Tips