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Why is gardening good for you? A Dorset Osteopath’s perspective

By |May 3rd, 2018|

Why is gardening is good for you?

This week is National Gardening week (30/04/18-06-05-18). First launched by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2011. It celebrates gardening and focuses on the promotion of the positive effects of gardening throughout the UK.

I have a personal passion for plants, and since moving to Dorset if anything its deepened, so […]

Caring for your back

By |March 19th, 2018|

Joanna is an Osteopath who divides her time between practices in Cheselbourne and Poundbury, near Dorchester, Dorset, where she works with people of all ages, and predominantly those in later life. More than 50% of her patients visit Caring Osteopathy to relieve their back pain.

How many times have I treated someone with a sore back, […]

Unpaid Carers in Dorset

By |December 4th, 2017|

In July, 2017 the Office of National Statistics estimated 6.5 million carers in the UK save the UK economy almost £60bn per year. It would otherwise cost £56.9bn to replace those carers with paid care. An increasing number of people are caring for longer durations and because we live for longer (1, 2).

How many of […]

Back pain in Dorset

By |November 27th, 2017|

Back pain is a very common problem, with reports suggesting as many as eight out of ten of us will suffer from it at some point during our lives (1). Around 5.6 million working days in the UK are lost each year due to back pain, second only to stress (2, 3).

Back pain can affect […]

Text neck

By |May 9th, 2016|

Very recently a new patient came to see me for osteopathic treatment because she had neck and shoulder pain.

This young lady works long hours in health-care, and especially so as a manager, she spends much of the day at a computer then once at home she really enjoys catching-up with her friends and interests on […]