Hancock Osteopathy

News and articles by Michelle Hancock M.Ost

Walking and Running Technique

Get Twisting! Improve your backs’ flexibility, your walking and running technique! How does your back move when you are walking and running? Get your twist on ! Next time you go for a run or even a brisk walk; from the corner of your eye- look out for the way your shoulders and arms move… Read more about Walking and Running Technique[…]

Which Mattress is best for your back?

Orthopaedic mattress is a common term bandied around, it just means having a mattress that is going to support your body in a way that helps to prevent injuries of the joints and muscles overnight in bed. But this does not guarantee no injury- it very much depends on your sleeping position, your pillow and Read more about Which Mattress is best for your back?[…]

What is Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease?

What is Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease? The word gastro-oesophageal, is referring to the stomach and oesophagus; the smooth muscular ‘pipe’ that your food and drink passes down. Reflux is the stomach acid coming up the oesophagus to the pharangeal area (lower throat), which causes a burning sensation in the chest, throat and a nasty bitter taste Read more about What is Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease?[…]

Stretch Your Rib Cage and Back with Your Breathing

Here’s a nice and simple breathing exercise to add to your current diaphragm breathing exercise, or to help free up those tight spots in the back, chest and ribs. It ‘s really simple and can be used anywhere at anytime. Try taking a deep breath in to start with, can you feel any tight spots Read more about Stretch Your Rib Cage and Back with Your Breathing[…]

How Does Osteopathy Work?

More and more research is looking into how millions of people benefit from osteopathic treatment to provide evidence as well as anecdotal clinical experiences. The most recent advisory from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence informed medical practitioners that manipulation, exercise and massage can improve symptoms of low back pain. Evidence and new information come Read more about How Does Osteopathy Work?[…]