Exercises to strengthen the lower back
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Exercises to strengthen the lower back

At Balanced Life Osteopathy we see a lot of people who experience pelvic misalignment, sacroiliac pain and/or sacrum instability which as a result presents as lower back pain. Often these associated pains are a result of years of dysfunction through the lower back and pelvis. So rehabing is not a quick fix and can take […]

Exercises to develop core strength
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Exercises to develop core strength

When your core is weak other muscle groups such as your glutes and hip flexors are overworked as they attempt to compensate to hold your body. A weakened core loads extra pressure on the lower discs of the lumbar spine, gradually weakening them over a period of time.  At some point the discs may ‘give […]

What is myofascial release?
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What is myofascial release?

Myofascial release is a mixture of techniques and approaches that aim to free restrictions of movement that originate in the soft tissues (muscles) of the body. Myofascial release is not a technique as such but rather a goal oriented approach to working with soft tissue restrictions and their interactions with movement and posture.

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The Truth about Back Pain Part 2 – The Human Spine

As an Osteopath, the injuries I treat each year break down to a ratio of something like this: 70 – 75% lower back pain, 15 – 20% neck pain and  5 – 10% thoracic spine or rib related pain.  Why do people suffer lower back pain so frequently? It’s very simple when you look at […]