The Blog

Take a look at our latest blogs for useful information and stories from our team of Plymouth Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.

Meet Our New Osteopath Kate Turner

Meet Our New Osteopath Kate Turner

Hi there!I'm Kate and I'm going to be back at the Plympton Osteopathic Clinic offering appointments from the end of July.I've spent some time working in a large health clinic in Munich, Germany where I've been able to enjoy learning with a fabulous bunch of...

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Healthy Gift Ideas

Healthy Gift Ideas

What could be better than giving someone a gift to improve their health!Here are some unusual gift suggestions for inspiration...Health advice can be confusing and overwhelming.This book is a simple introduction to healthy lifestyle explaining how to make healthy...

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Top Tips for a Good Nights Sleep

Top Tips for a Good Nights Sleep

If you have read about the consequences of not getting enough sleep in our blog The Benefits of Sleep you might be starting to panic, but most sleep problems can be remedied with lifestyle changes.   Here are our top tips to improve your sleep. Spend 20 minutes...

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The benefits of sleep

The benefits of sleep

*Do you think that you got enough sleep this week? *Can you remember the last time you woke up feeling refreshed, without craving caffeine?If you answered "no" to either of these questions you are not alone. Scientists at Oxford University claim that we get 1-2 hours...

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Do you warm up??

Do you warm up??

One of the first questions I ask patients when I begin to assess an injury or discuss their exercise programme is whether they warm up or cool down or both. The stock answer is "ooh a little bit of stretching here and there!"...which at least is something! But if we...

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Double Jointed? or Hypermobile?

Double Jointed? or Hypermobile?

Do you remember someone from your childhood who was flexible and bendy? And when I say flexible I mean REALLY flexible! They probably called themselves double-jointed and could perform eye-watering feats like hooking a foot behind their head, bending over...

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Calf Pain

Calf Pain

The calf is made up of a complex bunch of muscles including... soleus, gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and anterior and the peronei. These muscles all have different functions but work together to give control, balance and force dispersion to the lower limb. As they...

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Signs of serious Sciatica.

Signs of serious Sciatica.

The good news is that serious sciatica is very rare! As we saw in the last blog, sciatica can be very painful, but please be reassured that most episodes of sciatica will settle down well with good treatment and management. Rarely though, sciatica can be a sign of...

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Do you have Sciatica??

Do you have Sciatica??

Sciatica is the name given to buttock and leg pain which comes from the low back. This is sometimes accompanied by tingling, numbness and weakness into the leg and foot.     It can be extremely painful and really restrict what you can do. Sciatica can start...

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Time to reach for the water?

Time to reach for the water?

Whilst we can all acknowledge that it might not be the most exciting of drinks to have, the benefits of regular water consumption should never be ignored. With the body being made up of 70% water, it is important to keep our body hydrated.  When asking patients how...

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Top Tips for Pain Free Holidays!

Top Tips for Pain Free Holidays!

If you are about to head off on holiday here are some tips to look after your back while you are away... Luggage   You don’t have to fill your suitcase! Pack light if you can and use a case with good wheels! Lift carefully, especially after long journeys when...

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Spring 2017 Clinic Blog

Spring 2017 Clinic Blog

Taking that first step can be hard! If you are reading this first newsletter, then it means our new website is live, and I am breathing a sigh of relief! Organising the website has been one of those jobs that I have always found a reason to put off. Deciding what the...

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I contacted Mike after being in some considerable pain and prescribed diazepam by my GP. I can honestly say that after my second visit, which was today, the difference is incredible. Highly recommended for the ‘practical’ benefit of how much better I feel but also for the friendly, honest and warm nature that I have experienced.
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“I was referred by my GP due to worsening arthralgia and back pain. My GP was also a patient and told me what to expect.
I was delighted that most of the treatment was gentle and effective. It keeps my muscles and joints mobile and reduces my pain and stiffness enabling me to enjoy life more.
I would highly recommend P.O.C. and have done on many occasions.”
A. Hunt, 56

Meet Our New Osteopath Kate Turner

Meet Our New Osteopath Kate Turner

Hi there!I'm Kate and I'm going to be back at the Plympton Osteopathic Clinic offering appointments from the end of July.I've spent some time working in a large health clinic in Munich, Germany where I've been able to enjoy learning with a fabulous bunch of...

read more