In This Month
Treading on thin ice: – Advice following any slips or falls during the snowy and icy weather
Patient reminder: Emma and Marcus are off on (separate!) holidays.
Meet Sarah Spencer Chapman: Our wonderful Locum covering for Emma whilst she’s on holiday.
Introducing Sarah, our wonderful Locum:
Sarah has recently returned to the UK having worked in Kibera with Carehighway; a humanitarian medical organisation. This is a little insight into Sarah’s work to date:
“I have had the enormous good fortune to mix my love of Africa and Ocean Sailing with practical hands on Osteopathy. I have broadcast as a volunteer for Cheltenham Hospital Radio, and have written articles for magazines on health care. I have a particular interest in giving my patients information about their bodies and ergonomics.
I lectured at Oxford Brookes University in Osteopathy and worked in Harley Street which gave me the opportunity to work with Thermal Medics in the water as a Hydro – Osteopath.
Treating Mothers and Babies is a special delight – especially as they are our future – so giving them the best start in life is a pleasure.
As a sports person myself having being a runner at county level as a teenager, Skied and Ocean Sailed, I do love treating sports people. Optimising their health and improving performance is a challenge, and NLP comes into its own in these cases!
Basically, if it has a spine and the ability to move I am interested. It is a huge pleasure to locum for Emma while she takes a well earned rest and I look forward to meeting and treating you while she is away.”
Has been diligently doing his Deep Body Works Course homework…..and is constantly practising on his human guinea pig Emma! He’s looking forward to bringing it in to the clinic very soon.
Has been filming videos for basic stretching and exercises for patients to be able to watch on the website, watch this space!
Our January ‘Star of the Month’ goes to Erica. She has been a loyal patient for many years and we’d like to say a big thank you for her hilarious pick me up emails.
She will receive her free treatment with Marcus in January.
Welcome to the Deep Winter Edition Newsletter from Lower Earley Osteopaths!
Slips, Trips and Falls!
Snow and ice bring a number of patients to the clinic each year following trips or falls. The most common injury isn’t that comedy sketch fall where you go completely head over heels, but instead that common little skid on the ice, arms fly out to the side and you jar your lower back.
Why does my back hurt?
When your foot slides forward, to prevent you falling flat onto your bottom, your lower back arches. This places a great deal of compression on the joints in the lumbar spine, frequently causing a locking of the spinal joints and a subsequent spasming of the muscles. If one foot is in front of the other during the slip, the lower back can rotate to one side and lock, leaving you feeling very ‘wonky’.
What can I do to help myself?
What can Lower Earley Osteopaths do to help?
If the advice above doesn’t relieve the pain then sometimes the joints are too locked, the muscles are too spasmed or the twist is too twisted. At the clinic we can mobilise the joints, stretch the tight back and hip flexor muscles and de-rotate the spinal joints. We can check it hasn’t upset any secondary areas to compensate and hopefully send you out of the clinic feeling a little straighter and more mobile.
Emma will be away on holiday from the 5-27th February. Sarah (see article on the left hand-side about our lovely locum) and Marcus will both be at the clinic to take care of any problems. Please contact them on 0118 9614072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcus will be away on holiday from the 28th February to the 24th March. Emma will be at the clinic to take care of any patients during this time. Please contact her on 0118 9614072 or email@example.com.
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