Please start saving yours 💗 Lots of our patients have to take medication for various health conditions, and many of these come in blister packs.
Superdrug are accepting empty tablet strip packs and working in conjunction with TerraCycle who will convert the packaging into reusable raw materials preventing empty packs spending a lifetime in landfill.
What's more, Superdrug are supporting Marie Curie for each empty blister packet that gets recycled as part of 'Little Packs, Big Impact 'scheme.
If you would like to drop your empty blister packs into the Oundle Osteopaths practice at 10 Stoke Hill, Oundle. We will happily take them to a Superdrug store to be recycled.
In this way we can support a worthy charity as well as doing our part to help stop all these empty blister packs ending up as landfill, thus helping the environment too.
💪There are several ways to reduce minor to moderate menopause symptoms naturally. The following can help you during menopause..
💗Eating a balance diet. 💗Adequate sleep 💗Physical training can help you maintain and build bone and muscle. 💗Dress in loose, layered clothing, especially during the nighttime and during warm or unpredictable weather. 💗Practicing relaxation techiques techniques - Yoga, box breathing, meditation. 💗Taking care of your skin 💗Quitting smoking and limiting alcohol intake to reduce worsening symproms.
At Oundle osteopaths we can offer help and advice. To book an appointment please📞 01832 272527 or to know more about us www.oundleosteopaths.co.uk/
👩❤️💋👩As women pass through the menopause their bodies change. Menopause symptoms can begin months or even years before a women stops having her last periods.
Whilst some women sail through their menopause, for others it can be a fraught and difficult time, with both emotional and physical symptoms. These can range from .. 🧍♀️ Night sweats 🧍♀️Mood swings and "brain fog".. 🧍♀️Skin and hair changes.. 🧍♀️Vaginal dryness.. 🧍♀️Joint and muscles pains..
In some cases a women may be offered hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which as well as helping to tackle these symptoms can also offer protection against osteoporosis.
Some women are unable to take HRT, but some simple lifestyle changes can be helpful in reducing menopausal symptoms.
At Oundle Osteopaths we can offer help and support❤️
Your bone strength and size peaks by age 30. As we grow older our bones become less dense, and this can leave them susceptible to fractures. Bone strength in later life depends upon your peak bone mass in youth. An active lifestyle in youth can increase maximum bone density.
Because exercise improves your overall strength, coordination and balance, it also makes you less likely to fall, which means less opportunity to break a bone.
Evidence shows that It physical activity helps to reduce risks of fractures and falls and may also help...
💪to control your weight. 💪to reduce your risk of heart diseases. 💪your body manage blood sugar and insulin levels. 💪Improve your mental health and mood. .
At Oundle osteopaths we treat people of all ages, from newborn babies to the very elderly, and everybody in between.
Osteopaths are able to use a variety of treatment approaches, including very gentle techniques such as those used in cranial osteopathy. This is a specialised approached that is used by some of our team when treating very young or frail patients.
Carol Summers is the practitioner that specialises in paediatric osteopathy at Oundle Osteopaths.
A "frozen " shoulder often goes through three distinct phases. It can start with acute pain, followed by very painful and restricted movement, and then stiffness which gradually resolves. Left untreated a frozen shoulder can take up to 18 months to fully recover.
It is important to mobilise a restricted shoulder to ensure a return to full function.
There are other causes of restricted shoulder movement, such as a rotator cuff tear or a tendon impingement .
Osteopaths are trained to examine shoulder joints and identify which structures may be involved. We can also advise whether imaging such as ultrasound or mri scanning is indicated. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful, but the shoulder will still need to be mobilised, either with manual therapy such as osteopathy and excercises.
Osteopathy is a gentle, hands on treatment for shoulder pain.
Remember to seek advice on which activities are helpful and which should be avoided.
😞❤️🤔 Joint pain can be either acute, when an injury or joint pain has happened recently or suddenly, or it can be chronic, when pain has been present for several weeks or months.
Sometime a patient can also have an acute pain with a chronic joint problem, for example after re-injury of an existing joint problem, or during a flare up of an underlying inflammatory condition such as a rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis.
The acute joint pain can be intense, and may associated with swelling. The joint may also be hot, red and swollen, and there may be stiffness and pain on moving the joint. Such pain can last from a few hours, to days or weeks.
It is important that sudden joint pain with swelling and redness is seen quickly, in order to ascertain whether there is a traumatic cause; an underlying inflammatory condition, or even an infection.
At Oundle osteopaths we are trained to be able to differentiate between these conditions. After taking a full case history and performing a hands on examination, we can then advise whether further investigation such as blood tests are required, or whether osteopathic treatment may be appropriate.
Now the spring is here many of us will be itching to get back in to the garden.
Here at Oundle Osteopaths we get a flurry of phone calls from gardeners who have overdone things in their enthusiasm to see order restored and get everything ready for another beautiful year outside.
The most common injuries we see from gardening this time of year are as follow`👇 🌸Shoulder and rotator cuff strains- If this is the first time you are starting your petrol mower, remember it may be a little stiff, and may not start first pull. 🌸Elbow and wrist pain - Pain around the elbow tennis and forearm is extremely common. The correct tools, advice and support can be helpful in the speedy resolution of such problems. 🌸Low back pain and Sciatica- Set yourself a realistic target when digging bed and borders. Do not try to achieve to much in one go. 🌸Painful knees - Kneeling for a prolonged period can cause knee pain, particularly if they are already a little arthritic. Consider using a kneeling mat or a little stool. 🌸Neck problems - These can be made worse with hanging baskets that are above your head, or overhead pruning. Consider using a pulley system or a step ladder when hanging them up or watering them.
We are happy to treat all sorts of aches and pains, not just back pain. Treatment is covered by most health insurance companies, and you do not need to be referred by your doctor. To book an appointment please 📞 01832 272527 or to know more about us 👉 www.oundleosteopaths.co.uk/