Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Heads Up! Do you have Tech Neck?


Maybe you do and you don’t even know it.

Many of us are obsessed with our mobile devices. 
The technology we hold in the palm of our hands not only keeps us connected, but is a portal to the universe. There’s virtually nothing that can’t be done on your phone or computer these days.
That’s pretty cool. What’s not cool though is the deviation it’s causing in our necks, spines and shoulders. This compromised posture is being called “tech neck” and is a direct result from us looking down at our devices too much.
Take a look around you next time you’re out. How many people are actually looking where they’re going or even looking at each other.


What is Tech Neck?

It’s a current and common condition that is caused from looking down at our devices too much throughout the day, which causes you to round your shoulders and push your head forward. You may feel it with a stiff neck, knotted shoulders and headaches.
Osteopaths say that this unnatural posture strains muscles in the neck and chest area and, left unaddressed can increase the risk of pinched nerves, bone spurs and degenerative disk disease.
If you're addicted to your smart phone and find yourself looking down more than you did in the past, it might be worth evaluating your current posture.
Osteopathy can help you
Call us to book a FREE Check. This is a 15 minute, no obligation consultation, which will give you an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have. 
Call us on 01270 629933 or email info@weaverhouse.com


Saturday, 19 August 2017

BACK TO IT!


It’s that time of year again.

If you’ve not already bought your kids backpack you’ll certainly have it on your to-buy list.
Half the weight seems to be in the school bag itself, even before it’s loaded up with books and P.E. kit.

Your kids will often beg and plead for the coolest brand name backpack at the start of term, but you should consider more than just appearance before you buy one.

To avoid your kids backpack becoming quite literally a pain in the back or neck, take note of the following:

• Look for a backpack with two straps so the weight is evenly distributed.
• Discourage your child from slinging their two-strap backpack over one shoulder only, 
to "look cool at school".
• One-strap backpacks will be more likely to cause back pain, and particularly neck and shoulder pain.
• Overloaded or incorrectly worn backpacks can cause muscle strain, irritation, negative postural changes and injury,
• Don't wear the backpack any lower than the hollow of the lower back; it should always sit above the bottom.
• Place all heavy items at the base of the pack, close to the spine, for a better distribution of the weight.
• Bags with padded shoulder straps are also recommended, and it's important to use waist straps, if available, to bring weight close to the body.

If you need any further advice, we're just a 'phone call away 01270 629933 


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Open Day Saturday 12th August 9am-2pm




WEAVERHOUSE OPEN DAY
Saturday 12th August 9am-2pm 

At our Open day you can talk to Practitioners and meet current patients, explore the practice, and find out more about which treatments may be right for you. 
You'll be able to have questions answered and maybe even take part in some demonstrations.

For anyone interested in Osteopathy or any complementary treatments, but not sure exactly which one is right for you, our Open Day is the perfect opportunity to visit WeaverHouse.

We offer head-to-toe treatments and services including Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Massage, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Podiatry, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy and much more. 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!  


If you're unable to make the opening day but would like further information 
please call in or telephone and a member 
of our reception team will be more than happy to help.

Alternatively take a look at our website






Monday, 12 June 2017

For a limited time only Adam Tilstone's diary will be open to new patients!

For the first time in 8 years Adam Tilstone has opened his diary up to new patients. 
Adam is currently in his 25th year as practicing as an osteopath governed by the General Osteopathic Council, Adam has also been practicing Equine Osteopathy for the last twenty three years. Call the clinic now to get your appointment booked in.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Why Osteopathy?

If you've been thinking about trying Osteopathy but not sure if it can help you have a look at Ashleigh's latest blog. It will give you more of an insight on the area's we treat and some information about how Osteopathy works.

Don't forget that we are currently offering a free back check to all new clients to the clinic,why not give Osteopathy a try - call us to arrange your appointment today.

Osteopathy and Pregnancy by Ashleigh Adams

Good Morning, One of our fantastic Osteopath's, Ashleigh, has kindly put together this information about how Osteopathy could really help in pregnancy, have a read and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.