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We Love to See the Back of You
If you’re suffering from a painful condition like #sciatica #tenniselbow #frozenshoulder #headaches #musclespasms #fibromyalgia #backpain #neckpain # #sportsinjuries #arthriticconditions #strains #jointpain #footpain #anklepain and many more, give us a call or perhaps just book a Diagnostic Assessment on line. You could be saying goodbye to that pain!!!
Contact our Corringham, Thurrock clinic on 01375 678877 or Thundersley, Benfleet on 01268 774249
New Home for Thurrock Clinic
Cedar Hall Clinic, based in Stanford le Hope for the last ten years has moved to a larger premises, just 9 minutes by car up the road to the bustling hub of Corringham Town Centre.
The new practice at 14 Grover Walk, Corringham, Essex SS17 7LY, has three treatment rooms which will allow patients more treatment time options. The directors of the clinic Sara Lovett & Jacki Milne are looking to employ another Osteopath and one or two Sports Massage therapists to complete a very busy treatment team.
We look forward to welcoming both our regular and new patients to the new clinic. Our phone number remains unchanged at 01375 678877
Following the guidelines of Public Health England and the NHS websites we want to reassure all our patients that your safety and that of your family are our top priority and as such we have introduced some even more stringent hygiene arrangements than usual. We know that all our patients will be happy to comply – please see below:
Clinics will continue as normal for the time being although there may be a few slight changes to times. If we all adhere to government guidelines and restrictions we will get through this together.
Keep safe. Keep washing those hands. Keep healthy
Enjoy Pain Free Living
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.
Book on-line at www.cedarhallclinics.co.uk or call 01375 678877 for our Thurrock practice or 01268 774249 for Benfleet
Pain Free Gardening
Jumping Into Spring – with care!!
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!
Keeping You On Your Toes
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 are:
Neck strain; low back strain; muscle spasm; acute ligament strains; muscle tears; hip injuries; knee injuries and more.
Enjoy Pain Free Gardening
Osteopath & keen gardener Lorraine Scates passes on some helpful tips on how to enjoy a pain free time working in your garden.
When the sun comes out and the weather improves many of us head outdoors and begin to get the garden in shape for the summer. This is the time we see gardening related lower back injuries and other joint complaints. However, with simple changes, the chance of injuring ourselves can be greatly reduced.
Firstly, try to limber up for the task in hand. Try some gentle stretching before attempting tasks that are strenuous.
Avoid lifting objects that are heavy ie paving slabs, so get a friend to help out to even the load.
Be aware of your posture at all times when performing these tasks. Avoid excessive slumping and try to maintain an upright position.
You wouldn’t spend 5 hours in the gym at a time so avoid performing a single task for a lengthy period of time & keep things varied with frequent breaks
When weeding avoid stooping over whilst keeping the legs straight, instead try to bend the knees and squat down to the level you are weeding at or sit on a small stool or cushion to avoid knee discomfort. If you are feeling very energetic you may prefer a lunging position. Whichever position is easiest for you please be mindful of maintaining an upright posture and avoid slumping.
When digging, avoid stooping forward at the hips. We advise partly bending the knees using a shallow squat stance. Keep your chest proud to help keep an upright posture. Many back injuries occur when we are slumping forward combined with a twist or turn.
When potting try to set pots at a level you can work with at an upright posture – for example at a level where you can sit and work. This reduces the strain involved and makes it easier to maintain a good posture.
Finally repetitive strain should be considered when performing tasks that you may not have done since last summer. Strains can sometimes occur when a mild activity is performed over a long period of time. If you have been hibernating over the winter don’t expect to be fit enough to be able to perform gardening for numerous hours in one go and not suffer pain and injuries as a result. Take regular breaks. Be kind to your body and allow your body to adapt to the new physical demand you’re putting upon it.
Enjoy your garden! We’re here to help if you overdo it!! Call us at our Benfleet clinic on 01268 774249 or our Thurrock clinic on 01375 678877.
3 Things You Might Not Know About Osteopathy
1) In 1993 the Osteopaths Act was passed giving Osteopaths state recognition and the same responsibility for patients as doctors and dentists.
2) Osteopathy is the oldest form of manual therapy
3) Osteopaths treat much more than bad backs! You might be surprised with this list:
PLUS……….Did you know that at Cedar Hall Clinics we treat pain & discomfort in all ages? From new born to well beyond retirement. From pregnant mums to growing toddlers. From weekend warriors to elite athletes. From desk bound office workers to manual labourers. From active keep fitters to couch potatoes. From those suffering minor stresses & strains of modern living to those recovering from surgery or injury.