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Why does it keep hurting? Could you have a repetitive strain injury (RSI)?

Why does it keep hurting? Could you have a repetitive strain injury (RSI)?
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None of us are invincible. We all have vulnerabilities and from time to time we can all get aches and pains from overusing our body, adopting unfavourable awkward positions, or performing repetitive and high-intensity tasks for prolonged periods without rest, or allowing for adequate recovery. When this causes pain originating from our muscles, nerves, and […]

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So what is text neck?

So what is text neck?
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So what is text neck? You may or may be familiar with the term text neck but if like me,  you are slightly tablet and/or smart phone obsessed, you will ,albeit reluctantly, admit that that neck pain, headache or shoulder tension you’ve been struggling with may be due in part to poor posture or overuse. […]

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Could my ribs be responsible for my back ache?

Could my ribs be responsible for my back ache?
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What is rib dysfunction? The rib cage is designed to be mobile as so that it can expand as we breathe in and relax as we breathe out. The ribs move in a specific pattern, which is essential to get air into our lungs. A rib dysfunction occurs when a rib does not coordinate its […]

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Back Care Awareness Week – 5th – 11th October 2015

Back Care Awareness Week – 5th – 11th October 2015
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Back Care Awareness Week – 5th – 11th October 2015   To mark Back Care Awareness Week the team at Cheadle Osteopathy are offering £10 off initial consultations (new patients) for the entire month of October. Call 0161 478 1877 or use our 24/7 Online Booking system at cheadleosteopathy.co.uk.   ‘BackCare’ is a British medical research charity dedicated to the management of back problem. Each […]

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Sit / Stand Desks. Are they the way forward?

Sit / Stand Desks. Are they the way forward?
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  Should we stand or sit? Confused yet?       You may have read about the new phenomenon that has swept the workplace, Sit/Stand Desks. Some governments have become positively evangelical about them. For example, the Danish government have made it a legal requirement for companies to offer their employees the option of a Sit / […]

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Does Bigger Mean Better? (Monitor Size)

Does Bigger Mean Better? (Monitor Size)
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Monitor Size – Does Bigger Mean Better? This was the question posed to me in an email recently sent by a lady (and client of mine) whose husband was thinking of upgrading his equipment. In this case he was trying to convince his wife (and business partner) that the way forward was to ‘Supersize’ their […]

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“Modern Life Is Rubbish.” – And does it cause Back Pain?

“Modern Life Is Rubbish.” – And does it cause Back Pain?
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“Modern Life Is Rubbish.” Well……maybe not quite. But it could be argued that in the last 20 years (!) since Blur released their album (Modern Life is Rubbish), despite all technological improvements, that actually our quality of life hasn’t greatly improved. We can of course boast that we have more computing power in our phones […]

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Manual Handling Training at ITV Wales.

Manual Handling Training at ITV Wales.
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Manual Handling Training at ITV Wales. Just arrived back after a long drive from Cardiff after a fun-filled day delivering manual handling training to Reporters at ITV Wales. They were nice guys but they did look a little forlorn when we first arrived to do the session. They had the expression of newly press-ganged sailors who have just […]

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