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...
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...
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...
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...