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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

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...

Ankylosing Spondylitis and AxSpA

Ankylosing Spondylitis and AxSpA

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a condition that causes lower back pain and stiffness, and over time leads to permanent fusion in the joints of the lower back. AxSpA is shorthand for Axial Spondyloarthritis, which is a similar condition. There is debate as to whether...

Running Injuries

Running Injuries

As new year resolutions kick in, we see more running injuries in clinic. Often these affect the knee, but the hip, ankle, and lower back can also be involved. Meniscus Injury The menisci are two C-shaped pieces of cartilage within the knee joint. Their job is to...

Arthritic Pain

Arthritic Pain

There are a number of conditions that cause arthritic pain: OsteoarthritisRheumatoid arthritisAnkylosing spondylitis (AxSpA)Psoriatic arthritisReactive arthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) OA is the one we might just call "arthritis". It is not a rheumatoid or autoimmune...

Tension

Tension

Have you ever wondered why stress is so bad for you? How can mental tension increase the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and eczema? Stress is not simply a matter of psychology. It involves a part of the nervous system known as the Autonomic Nervous System - the ANS....

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of disrupted pain processing. It is poorly understood, and although we know a few of its hallmarks, it is unclear exactly why it develops. Onset often follows a stressful or emotionally traumatic period. It seems to affect women...

Long Covid: What We Know So Far

Long Covid: What We Know So Far

Little is understood about long covid, and the knowledge base is expected to change quickly. This post will be updated as evidence emerges. It was last updated on 9th November 2020. What is Long Covid? Most people who contract COVID-19 recover quickly, but others...

Sciatica and Osteopathy

Sciatica and Osteopathy

The sciatic nerve runs down the back of the leg, and when it is irritated, it causes sciatica. Sciatica is simply a collection of symptoms from the sciatic nerve, such as a shooting pain, pins and needles, or numbness. These symptoms will be in the back of the leg,...

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