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January was a busy month for our Acupuncturist Laura Jones – this easy to follow pie chart shows the variety of treatments & conditions she successfully helped her patients to deal with.
Laura is also a skilled at Cupping and Chinese Remedial Massage. She offers 30 minute Free Consultations at both our Thundersley, Benfleet & Stanford le Hope, Thurrock clinics.
Your body works as one whole complex piece! We have the tendancy to compartmentalise our bodies and focus on one bit at a time when there’s an issue. Often at times forgetting that emotion strongly affects physiology and that our organs feel stress too!
Where do you feel your worry? Fear? Joy? Anger? Grief? As just one example – you might feel “sick to the stomach” with worry….
Think about how you experience health and illness and view your body inside and out as a whole system
Following on but on the same theme here’s a fun image showing the names of muscles! All of which work well as a team. You’re never really using just one! And they need smooth functioning fascia, tendons and ligaments too. Keep your system running at its best.
Call one of our clinics or email to find out how our skilled practioners can care for your whole body. You really don’t need to suffer.
A rare opportunity to see all Cedar Hall Clinics practitioners in one place! With clinics in Thurrock & Benfleet they are usually working at one or the other & seldom together. But a recent photoshoot for new website & social media images saw the practitioner team together and includes practice manager Angela Kellman.
From left to right : Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist Emma Hall – Emma is also in her final year of studying for a degree in Osteopathy; Jacki Milne, Clinic Director & Principal Osteopath; Angela Kellman Practice Manager; James di Cicco Associate Osteopath; Sara Lovett, Clinic Director & Principal Osteopath; Kimberley Hughes Physiotherapist; Laura Jones Acupuncturist; Samantha Wilkins Associate Osteopath
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
OSTEOPATHY & THE MUM-TO-BE
Being pregnant is a unique and powerful life experience. It is a time which you can, and should enjoy. During pregnancy your body undergoes immense physical, hormonal and emotional changes.
These changes occur over a relatively short space of time, and your body has to continually adapt to accommodate these changes. Up to 10 kilograms in weight of baby, placenta and fluids may be. carried, putting a fair amount of physical strain on the body. In order for you to adapt to all these changes you have to find new ways to sit, sleep & walk resulting in various aches, pains and discomfort.
Many pregnant women find osteopathy treatments very helpful throughout their pregnancy for pain reduction and preparation for labour. As well as helping to reduce back, hip or leg pain, neck and shoulder discomfort, osteopathy can also help the body prepare for labour and delivery. Many women suffer pain in the groin or lower abdomen with a feeling that ‘something is about to give’ is often diagnosed as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) or Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction. This can make walking and even moving extremely difficult. SPD is often misdiagnosed in pregnancy and the majority of patients with these symptoms respond incredibly well to Osteopathy
Your osteopath can also:
- Give advice on exercises and stretches and breathing techniques you can do to maintain your health and wellbeing throughout your pregnancy
- Help prepare ‘the way’ for a more trouble free childbirth, by improving flexibility in the pelvis and abdomen
- Help the mother to recover after birth
After the birth you may want to have a mother and baby health check with your osteopath. For mum this will check and correct any remaining strains in the back & pelvis and also help you regain your strength and flexibility. For baby this will address any effects from the moulding process of birth.
If you would like more information our osteopaths will be happy to answer any questions. Call us on 01375 678877 or 01268 774249.
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