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Could my ribs be responsible for my back ache?
Could my ribs be responsible for my back ache?

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...

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TMJ Dysfunction
TMJ Dysfunction

The Jaw joint, or Temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is a common source of discomfort. The TMJ is the joint between the upper and lower jaws, which can be felt just in front of your ears when you open and close your mouth. Pain linked with this joint is referred to as TMJ...

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

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Sit / Stand Desks. Are they the way forward?
Sit / Stand Desks. Are they the way forward?

     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...

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The Anti-inflammatory Curry
The Anti-inflammatory Curry

This recipe may be regarded as an anti-inflammatory power house. It is suitable for anyone suffering with an inflammatory  joint condition from rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, through to bursitis and tendinitis (or indeed anyone who just likes a good curry!)  ...

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How to adjust your car seat to prevent back pain.
How to adjust your car seat to prevent back pain.

How to adjust your car seat to prevent back pain. A new study from eBayMotors.co.uk has found that 48% of all British drivers suffer from what is being coined as a Repetitive Driving Injury. Ergonomic experts believe that drivers can develop long term joint, muscle...

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Does Bigger Mean Better? (Monitor Size)
Does Bigger Mean Better? (Monitor Size)

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...

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Medical Acupuncture
Medical Acupuncture

Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA) is a therapeutic technique involving the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body. It is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of...

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Buying a new car? Considered your back!
Buying a new car? Considered your back!

Traditionally this is the time of year many of us look at purchasing a new car, in time for the 2014 registration in March. You may already know the make and model that meets your needs but have you given much thought to its suitability when it comes to your spine...

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YouTube Videos for Back Care
YouTube Videos for Back Care

You Tube videos for back care – “Back in a minute.” We hope you all had a great weekend, enjoying these crisp, cold autumn days -maybe you were snuggled up watching a good film, out for a bracing walk or enjoying a pub Sunday lunch.  Well not for us. Our Sunday was...

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Chronic Pain – Facts and Stats
Chronic Pain – Facts and Stats

As part of Back Care Week (7-11 October) we thought we would share some interesting and surprising facts about the impact of chronic back pain could have on your life. If you’ve never experienced back pain then you may not see what all the fuss is about and don’t...

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