Hancock Osteopathy

News and articles by Michelle Hancock M.Ost

Ankle, knee and hip strength, balance and stability exercise

This exercise video could help you if you’re; recovering from an injury to the ankle keep rolling your ankle feel like the ankle is not particularly strong would like to improve your balance and performance are experiencing symptoms or aches, pains and weakness around the ankle knee or hip Balance and strength are important in the Read more about Ankle, knee and hip strength, balance and stability exercise[…]

Natural vs Orthodox Anti-inflammatories

If you’ve read the previous blog on inflammation, you’ll understand a bit more about why and how inflammation happens and the associated symptoms that come with it, whether for good or bad! This blog aims to explore some of the more ‘peddled’ natural and orthodox anti-inflammatories, and look at whether they work for diabetes or Read more about Natural vs Orthodox Anti-inflammatories[…]

Inflammation, what is it? Why is it there?

Inflammation is an important natural, chemical response in the body, usually to an injury (e.g. sprain, an irritant, osteoarthritis or repetitive injury) or due to an underlying systemic condition. It is inflammation that causes the characteristic temporary changes to the body to help us to heal and recover from an injury. These changes can be Read more about Inflammation, what is it? Why is it there?[…]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is something I’ve seen lots of patients with, and have had symptoms of myself as well, so can fully sympathise! Over the years I’ve picked up on the best things that help and advice for patients to take away to help themselves, so I thought I’d share this with you. What is it? Read more about Plantar Fasciitis[…]

Improve Your Balance from the Pelvis

This exercise is great for so many things! Use it to see how stable you are at the pelvis when balancing; this is great if you find you get niggles in the hip, ankle, foot or knee on walking and running and general activity. The exercise helps to strengthen your small gluteal muscles (outer side Read more about Improve Your Balance from the Pelvis[…]

Strengthen legs, improve balance and stability

Do you find that turning one way during skiing is more tricky than the other?? Well, I know I do! (not just for skiing by the way, for improving your strength in the legs and balance, so important at all ages and in rehabilitation after an injury) And I know what to do to help.. Read more about Strengthen legs, improve balance and stability[…]

The Bell; Finding Your Comfortable ‘Neutral’ Position

The Bell Exercise; Do you find that use can’t quite get comfortable in the back and shoulders while staying still for long periods? Trying to find your ‘neutral’ position using the ‘bell’ can really help you breathe easier, reduce tension in the muscles and improve digestion by taking pressure off of the abdomen. The word Read more about The Bell; Finding Your Comfortable ‘Neutral’ Position[…]