We all send our very best wishes to our lovely Jacki on her last day in Clinic before her wedding to Richard next week. Her room looks fabulous today with a very special “observer” in the corner. Many congratulations from all the team at Cedar Hall Clinics
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With a strong connection to dance & performing arts, practitioners at Cedar Hall Clinics understand the demands on the body both in training & performance.
Common performance injuries treated by our Osteopaths, Physiotherapists & Acupuncturist are:
Neck strain; low back strain; muscle spasm; acute ligament strains; muscle tears; hip injuries; knee injuries and more.
Free assessments available on 01375 678877 or 01268 774249
We have excellent treatment/consulting rooms to rent in our Thundersley, Benfleet clinic in Essex. Would be ideal for an aesthetics practitioner, beauty therapist, counsellor etc. Rental is for room only and does not include the services of our Reception staff. There are two rooms available all day every Friday & Saturday with some availability during the week.
Please call our practice manager Angela Kellman on 01268 774249 for full details.
OSTEOPATHY – POST PREGNANCY
Why see an Osteopath after the birth of your child?
Pregnancy and birth places stress on a women’s body, stretching ligaments and joints. Treatment by an osteopath can help restore the body’s balance, removing tension and assisting new mothers cope with broken sleep and breastfeeding. By realigning the spine and pelvis, Osteopaths can also help restore circulation. There is a growing trend for midwives to recommend a visit to an osteopath for both mum and new baby.
Common Post Natal complaints treated by Osteopaths are:
Coccyx and Sacro-illiac Joint pain is a result of changes in ligaments during childbirth. As the baby passes through the pelvis it causes warping and stretching of the coccyx and the sacro illiac joint which can damage the joint. This condition, if not treated, can deteriorate due to increased pressure on the joint when lifting and carrying baby post birth.
Pubic-symphisis joint pain occurs when the front of the pubic bone will open, or is stretched during childbirth. This causes sharp pain and if not treated may lead to an altered pelvis and pelvic mechanics, producing pain in the pelvis and lower back.
Back pain results from carrying heavy loads like baby capsules; and even your baby and the mandatory carry-all crammed with a child’s never ending list of “accessories”.
Neck and shoulder pain may result from incorrect posture during breast feeding.
The sacrum, consisting of the lower vertebrae of the spine, needs to swing out of the way during the birth and may not return to a balanced position between the pelvic bones. This may lead to lower back pain and sciatic pain, and alter the spinal curves of the upper back.
How can you help your body to recover?
- Sleep: If you are feeling tired and sleep deprived, sleep when your baby sleeps. This will assist in your recovery and ability to handle stress and remain calm.
- Drink lots of water and eat nutritious meals. This keeps your strength up, and increases the body’s ability to provide breast milk and cope with fatigue and lack of sleep.
- Do pelvic floor exercises. The sooner you do these after birth the better, as they rebalance the pelvis, and assist bladder control.
- Start light exercise. No matter how tired you feel, a little light exercise will make you feel better so push yourself to reap the benefits of movement. Try yoga, walking or swimming. These activities will improve general blood circulation, stretch the muscles and improve general well being.
ENJOY THOSE PRECIOUS MOMENTS WITH YOUR BABY
At Cedar Hall Clinics in Benfllet & Thurrock, Essex we offer YOU the best available health care for the treatment of pain and discomfort. Our aim is to get you back to mobility and back to enjoying life as soon as possible! With clinics in Stanford le Hope and Benfleet, Essex you usually wouldn’t need to wait for an appointment.
The range of therapies on offer include Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Sports Therapy, Spinal Manipulation Therapy, Sports Massage, Rehabilitation, and Homeopathy. Free assessments are also available.
All our practitioners are highly skilled and will discuss a treatment plan with you prior to your first appointment. We often work very closely with GPs, Consultants, midwives and other health care professionals. We can also liaise with your personal trainer. You can book an appointment on-line, in person or by phone – 01375 678877 for our Stanford le Hope practice and 01268 774249 for Benfleet
Cedar Hall Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy & Sports Injury centres are family clinics where people of all ages, from infants through to the elderly are treated for a wide variety of conditions. Our practitioners regularly collaborate on cases to ensure you are provided with the best possible hands on treatment for your individual needs. Through effective manual therapy, rehabilitation & prescriptive exercise we aim to help you with your health & fitness goals. We have clinics in Benfleet & Thurrock, Essex
We are here to help reduce your pain, improve your mobility, restore function and get you back to doing what you love.
Pain Free Gardening
There is definitely a buzz in our reception areas at the moment. Even though the wintery weather is stubbornly clinging to life, there is at last a touch of Spring in the air and our many gardening fans are raring to go!
Gardening can lead to problems though:
- Low back pain & wrist stiffness from digging, raking, lifting, weeding and prolonged use of shears
- Neck & shoulder pain from pruning and maintaining a hunched over position for too long
- Sore joints from bending down in the same position without break
- Sore fingers from gripping the various tools of the trade.
Here are a few simple tips that may well help you to enjoy pain free gardening:
- A few stretches before gardening can help prepare your body for action!
- Vary your posture & stretch while you’re working – it’s great for blood flow. A static posture can lead to muscle spasm or cramp.
- Bend from the knees and hips when lifting or bending – this keeps muscle strains at bay.
- Don’t over do it! Sounds simple but so many gardeners fall prey to aches, pains and injuries through not pacing themselves and ripping into a project. Allowing time for a task is key.
- Drink plenty of water thus replacing fluids lost through sweating.
- Take time to stretch immediately you have finished your gardening session. This will restore your body balance and iron out those nagging knots whilst your muscles are still warm and flexible.
Enjoy your days in the garden!