Did you know that individualised exercise therapy in-between your Osteopathic treatments could be beneficial?
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 […]
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 are Trigger points?
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.
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 […]