Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

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What does an Osteopaths do?



What does an Osteopath do?


...... in short, they have a wider range of treatments they can use and not restricted to one method like a Chiropractor or a Physiotherapist.

Chiropractor.
Use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body's musculorskeletal structure.







Osteopath.
is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of ... enhancing the blood supply to tissues. Helping the body to heal.





Physiotherapist.
Help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.






Friday, 5 April 2019

Podiatry and Chiropody


We now have 2 podiatrists at our clinic both doing alternate Saturdays, which means we now have one of them in every Saturday 

Do you or someone you know have problems with any of the following?

Then call our friendly reception team to book an appointment 01270 629933
or send us an email to info@weaverhouse.com


Friday, 11 January 2019

Winter Newsletter 2018/19

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Does your baby suffer from reflux or silent reflux resulting in colic?



Does your baby suffer from reflux or silent reflux resulting in colic?



Senior Osteopathic practitioner Iain McGregor at WeaverHouse talks about his 30 years of practical experience in treating this distressing condition for both baby and parent.

Iain explains that his Osteopathic approach goes back to principles of “structure governs functions”, when the foetus is “in utero” it is in a flexed-up position, as it develops this flexed position is exaggerated as there is little space to extend and stretch out. This position causes contracture in the diaphragm, the large important muscle that divides the abdomen to the chest. The stomach, and the oesophagus that passes through the diaphragm can get compressed causing narrowing and constriction of the oesophagus causing the stomach contents to regurgitate at force, reflux or slide up and down the oesophagus causing irritation in the lining, by the acid in the milk – silent reflux.

Both these conditions are distressing for the baby as it still is unable to sit up for itself so causes stomach and abdominal cramps – colic. And screaming sleepless nights. Iain’s Osteopathic approach firstly is to explain to the parents the basic anatomy of how the digestive tract works and what anatomical structures they pass through. His approach is to get the infant to change that chronic flexed position they assumed in the womb, to a more upright and extended position thus restoring the diaphragm to function more effectively, so that he can massage the abdominal organs and reduce stasis and wind in the digestive tract. Also, by improving diaphragm function he encourages the infant to breath more effectively using both its upper and lower ribs.

Ultimately the reflux disappears, and harmony is restored for both baby and parent. Also, Iain is able to offer practical advice to the parent in the form of feeding techniques and basic exercises for the child. So, if your baby or family member or friend suffers from reflux or silent reflux and have not thought about a natural osteopathic approach to this condition, call one of our friendly team of receptionists here at WeaveHouse to make an appointment on 01270 629933


Monday, 19 November 2018

Let us help sweep up your aches and pains!



Let us help sweep up your aches and pains!

Ah fall, how I love you. The sweaters, the apple cider, the crunching leaves ( I will go out of my way to step on them, just to feel like a little kid again ). The football, the pumpkins, the yard work.
The yard work? leaf raking is one of the typical fall activities, and it’s right up there with other activities, that fall in that category of ‘top ways to hurt your back’ which leave you on a Saturday or Sunday lying on your sofa with shockingly sharp back pain. All because you didn’t protect your back when you went out leaf raking.

To avoid that fate, follow these easy tips the next time you head out to rake.
You should think especially about stretching the muscles that support the lower back and of course, any muscle involved in the actual raking (eg. arms, shoulders) Here are some easy stretches you can do for your lower back to prepare, this doesn’t have to be extensive, just take 5 minutes and get your body ready.
·         Posture: staying hunched over is simply not good for your back. Your spine has a natural curve and you should try to maintain those spinal curves while raking, try to avoid that hunched over posture with this pattern. Rake, straighten up. Rake, straighten up. So many people rake with this pattern: rake, rake, rake, rake, rake, rake… look I went super fast and made a huge pile! Whoa, my back!

·         Twist: There are leaves all around you, so what's the most effective way to reach them all? Well, if you twist more with your lower back – leaving your feet more or less planted – you’re relying too much on your spine. Let you feet and hips do some of the work! When raking, you should rotate by moving from your hips and shuffling your feet.
·       Relax: You do not have to do the entire yard in 15 minutes. In fact, you really should make leaf raking a leisurely activity. Rake for 10 to 15 minutes, and that take a break. On your brake, make sure you hydrate – with water.


Come and visit one of our highly trained osteopaths

here at WeaverHouse, call 01270 629933

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Autumn Newsletter

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