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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

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,...

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) or Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition of the shoulder capsule. The capsule is a thick piece of fibrous tissue that covers the whole ball and socket joint. In FSS it becomes tight, limiting movement and causing pain. Symptoms of Frozen...

Can Osteopathy help while I’m Pregnant?

Can Osteopathy help while I’m Pregnant?

Many women develop aches and pains while pregnant. Osteopathy is a gentle therapy that is appropriate throughout pregnancy and post-natally. Back pain while pregnant Back pain affects most of us at some point, and it's a common side effect of pregnancy. Hormones and...

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are a specific kind of headache that originate from the neck. They can be caused by tightness in the muscles of the neck, or linked to the neck by nerves. Symptoms of a Cervicogenic headache This type of headache is quite different from a...

Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Osteopaths don't just treat backs! We can work on any joint in the body, including the shoulder and elbow. In both joints there are a number of tissues that can cause pain and only a few are covered in this post. If you have pain in the arm that doesn't fit any of...

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti

During pregnancy, the abdominal wall has to make room for the baby. The six-pack muscles (rectus abdominus) separate along the vertical line of connective tissue that normally holds them together. If the muscles don't come back together after pregnancy, this is known...

Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

The vast majority of people will experience at least one episode of lower back pain (LBP) at some point. For a lot of cases this will self-resolve quickly, but for others they might need some help. Common causes of back pain Osteopaths are equipped to help with a...

What is Sports Massage?

What is Sports Massage?

As defined by the Sports Massage Association: Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or...

Supporting National Back Care Awareness Week

Supporting National Back Care Awareness Week

Sharon and colleagues, together with The British Osteopathic Association (BOA) are giving their full support to this year’s National Back Care Awareness Week, which takes place from 8th to 12th October. The theme, this year, is “Builder’s Back Pain”. ...

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage is a treatment offered at our Pewsey clinic, and will be given by one of our sports massage therapists, Lia Bessant. What is Hot Stone massage? Hot stone massage is a variation of standard massage therapy, in which the therapist uses smooth, heated...

Pelvic Girdle Pain (SPD)

Pelvic Girdle Pain (SPD)

Pregnancy is normally a happy and enjoyable event, but for some women, it can be marred by pain and discomfort.  This happened to me when I had my first child - I developed SPD or Symphysis Pubis Pain (now called Pelvic Girdle Pain or PGP) which made walking...

Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is very common - according to a survey published in 2000 almost half the adult population of the UK (49%) report low back pain lasting for at least 24 hours at some time in the year. It is estimated that four out of every five adults (80%) will...

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