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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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”. ...