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Devizes Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic

15 Bridewell Street, Devizes, Wiltshire
SN10 1NQ
01380 728453

Pewsey Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic

9 High Street, Pewsey, Wiltshire
SN9 5AF

01672 564646

Bunion: Hallux Valgus

Bunion: Hallux Valgus

A bunion is a common foot complaint, affecting nearly 1/4 adults. It is more prevalent among women than men, and can cause a range of issues. Alongside pain, bunions can cause shoes to fit poorly, possibly affecting walking if severe enough. What is a Bunion? The long...

Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie

Technically known as "ankyloglossia", tongue tie is a condition in infants that leads to limited mobility of the tongue. This is problematic in young babies if it affects their ability to feed. The cause of tongue tie is a short or tight frenulum. This is the piece of...

Tennis Leg

Tennis Leg

Tennis Leg is a relatively common sports injury. Like its sibling, tennis elbow, you don't have to play tennis to develop it. It can also occur in the absence of sport, despite it typically being considered a sports injury. The Basics of Tennis Leg Tennis Leg is a...

Arthritis in the Hip and Knee

Arthritis in the Hip and Knee

The most common form of arthritis we see in clinic is osteoarthritis (OA). Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, OA is not autoimmune. It is a more mechanical process, sometimes referred to as "wear and tear". More recently, it has become "wear, tear, and repair" to recognise...

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

We deal with two kinds of chronic pain in clinic: primary and secondary. In both cases, pain has been present for at least three months. The difference between the two comes down to the cause. If your pain is a side effect of another chronic condition, like...

Scoliosis and Osteopathy

Scoliosis and Osteopathy

A scoliosis is a lateral curve in the spine- that is one that you can see when looking at someone from behind. There may also be some rotation through the back. No one is totally symmetrical, and a mild scoliosis may cause little to no disruption. However a more...

New Parents’ Pains

New Parents’ Pains

In general, we put a lot of focus on the changes a new mother's body goes through in pregnancy, but maybe not so much post-partum. We barely consider the new physical demands on a new father- but any new parent lives differently to before. As a result, any of us can...

The Pelvic Floor

The Pelvic Floor

Just like everyone has a diaphragm, everyone has a pelvic floor. It is made up of a number of muscles, and can be considered a component of your "core". The role of the pelvic floor (PF) is to support the organs within the pelvis. Pregnancy and Childbirth A common...

Baby Milestones

Baby Milestones

Your baby's development is measured not just by their physical growth, but also their meeting of physical and social milestones. There are broad windows for some milestones in what is considered "normal". The most important thing is your child is making steady...

Reflux in Babies

Reflux in Babies

Both adults and babies can suffer from reflux. For newborns, it's very common, but can still be unpleasant. Anatomy of Reflux Also known as "heartburn" for the way it feels, reflux is the leakage of stomach acid into the bottom of the oesophagus. In adults, this may...

Digestion

Digestion

When you first see your osteopath, they will ask you all sorts of medical questions. These will include the main body systems, such as digestion. Not only might we be able to help with some digestive issues, but symptoms here can give important clues to other...

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis muscle is one of the deepest muscles in the buttock, and the sciatic nerve runs nearby. For some people (approximately 20% of the population), the nerve actually runs through the muscle itself - chances are you would never know if that's the anatomy you...

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