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Causes of Low Back Pain – Evidence

Causes of Low Back Pain – Evidence

heavy liftingRisk factors for acute low back pain

This study investigated a range of transient risk factors for the onset of acute low back pain among a sample of 999 patients. A range of issues were identified with which osteopaths will be familiar from patients’ reports. Risk factors included being distracted during an activity or task, a manual task with an awkward posture, a manual task with a heavy load, a slip, trip or fall in the 2 hours prior to onset of the pain, and fatigue. The risk of developing back pain was reported to be greatest between 7-00am and 12-00noon.

Further details about the study can be read in: Steffens D, Ferreira ML, Latimer J, et al. What triggers an episode of acute low back pain? A case-crossover study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Feb 9. doi: 10.1002/acr.22533. [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25665074

 

Laura Tilson  BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO

Laura Tilson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and an experienced, established practitioner in London.

She graduated with a Masters Degree from The British School of Osteopathy and then completed training in Paediatric Osteopathy with The Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy; The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

Laura worked at the OCC’s busy children’s clinic for two years. She has worked in the neonatal intensive care wards in three London hospitals.

She provides appointments for adults, children and babies in clinics, and also offers home visits for babies.

She uses a variety of osteopathic techniques including cranial osteopathy and structural techniques. She is experienced in treating a variety of women’s health and pre- and post-natal conditions. 

As an undergraduate her research for her dissertation was awarded one of the top grades and she presented her findings at the Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Conference in 2010. Laura Tilson is a Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and an Alumni Member of the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. She has completed courses at the Molinari Institute of Health in Women’s Health,The Sutherland Cranial College, in Safeguarding Children and pre-natal and post-natal courses with Miranda Clayton.

Appointment Times (Fresh Ground) : Monday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

Appointment Times (Fybre Fitness) : Tuesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

I came to see Laura with shoulder pain and a swollen wrist which I had had problems with for 7 years. I have been so much better, even after just one treatment.

– C. Mitchell

I could not recommend Laura highly enough. My treatment for low back pain was excellent; she was thorough and professional and I have not had any problems with my back since. I would not hesitate on seeing her again in the future.

– L. Harrison

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW: LAURA TILSON OSTEOPATHY

CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW: LAURA TILSON OSTEOPATHY

We are thrilled to be part of the next Clapham Pregnancy and Baby Show. Come nd meet us on the 14th October in Henry Cavendish School in Balham for an informal c
hat about pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn. Just click here to book your free ticket.

Appointments:

For an appointment with an osteopath at Laura Tilson Osteopathy or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or BOOK ONLINE HERE. 

Hip Pain – Louisa Henderson our Women’s Health Osteopath explains Common Causes and Treatment

hip painHip Pain – Louisa Henderson our Women’s Health Osteopath, Explains Common Causes and Treatment

Adductor muscle and hip flexor strains are a common cause of groin pain, these are the muscles which attach at the top of you thigh and around your pelvis. Injury to these is common in sports where there may be sudden changes of direction or repetitive kicking movements. Pain can be very acute and is usually well localised to the area. Recurrent adductor and hip flexor strains are common for a number of reasons, its therefore important to carefully analyse why someone developed the initial injury, this often involves looking at biomechanics and running technique.

Bursa in the hip can sometimes become inflamed (bursitis). Bursae are little fluid filled sacs which act as a cushion between tendons and bones. Hip bursae can become inflamed with repetitive hip movement or trauma to the area. Bursitis usually causes pain and localised swelling and tenderness.

The tissue around the hip joint called the labrum can become torn, this may be due extrinsic factors such as trauma to the hip, excessive loading or repetitive activity both active (dancing, martial arts) and passive (cycling, driving for long periods) and intrinsic factors such as poor postural tone and abnormalities in the hip joint. Pain is usually dull and ‘nagging’ and often accompanied by ‘clicking’ or ‘catching’ sensation in the hip.

After taking a case history from you, your Osteopath will perform a series of simple test to gain a complete picture of which structure/s have been injured and then provide appropriate treatment and management. Treatment usually consistis of manual therapy, advice and exercise rehabilitation.

Hip and groin pain can sometimes be a symptom of a serious underlying medial condition. All osteopaths are trained to screen for this as part of their examination and will refer you to a medical professional if necessary.

Louisa Henderson BA (Hons) MOst MSCCO

Louisa Henderson is our Women’s Health Osteopath. Women commonly see Louisa with pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip problems, rectus diastasis and low back pain.

She uses a range of techniques including structural, visceral and cranial osteopathy to improve function and reduce pain levels as well as providing appropriate exercises specifically tailored to your needs and to aid rehabilitation.

After graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree, she completed a two year diploma in Women’s Health in Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health. She treats adults of all ages, however specialises in treating women during the pre- and post- natal period. Louisa Henderson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Appointment Times (at Fresh Ground): Tuesdays 12-4pm and Thursdays 5-9pm

Testimonials:

 

I’ve visited Louisa many times and can’t recommend her enough. She first treated me when I was late going into labour … After the birth I saw her again. She eased all my post natal aches and pains. She’s a really lovely, friendly lady and I’ve since recommended her to several other friends who have all had similarly positive experiences.

– Thea

I have been seeing Louisa for nearly 3 years now for ongoing joint issues requiring both osteopathy and sports massage. Whilst my problems cannot be ‘cured’ the treatment and care I receive from Louisa ensures they are managed to a level that does not adversely impact my life … I cannot recommend her highly enough.

– Jennifer

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW

CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW

We are thrilled to be part of the next Clapham Pregnancy and Baby Show. Come nd meet us on the 14th October in Henry Cavendish School in Balham for an informal c
hat about pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn. Just click here to book your free ticket.

Appointments:

For an appointment with an osteopath at Laura Tilson Osteopathy or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or BOOK ONLINE HERE. 

Causes of Chest Pain – How your Osteopath Can Help

costochondral_junctionsCauses of Chest Pain – How your Osteopath Can Help

Whilst one of the more common causes of musculoskeletal chest pain is due to referral from the mid back (thoracic spine), pain can also be due to injury of the rib joints at the front of the chest, muscle strain, shoulder injuries and collar bone injuries (at the sterno-clavicular joint).

Inflammation can occur at the joints between the sternum and ribs, which will cause activity related pain and tenderness over the area. The condition is sometimes referred to as Tietze’s syndrome. Your Osteopath will be able to carefully assess the area and decide on the appropriate course of action to take. If appropriate this will usually include a combination of treatment, advice and rehabilitation exercises.

Chest pain can indicate a serious underlying medical condition. Please always consult a medical professional if you have any concerns.

Tali Rayner M.Ost

Tali Rayner graduated from the British School of Osteopathy obtaining a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Since graduating she has also completed training in Acupuncture and Medical dry needling lead by Dr Anthony Campbell.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council as well as the British Osteopathic Association. She has worked in a number of clinical settings including working with a professional rugby and football team.

Tali is structural in her approach to osteopathic assessments and uses a variety of treatment techniques including medical dry needling in conjunction with osteopathic techniques.

As part of your assessment Tali will assess work related ergonomic issuesor sport related training techniques, which may be contributing and maintaining  injuries and pain. Tali will prescribe exercises as part of your rehabilitation and stabilisation of an injury or longer term postural complaint.

 

Appointment Times (at Fybre Fitness): Wednesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

 

Before I saw Tali, I suffered chronic and consistent sciatic pain. Her specialist treatment immediately alleviated the worst symptoms and quickly enabled me to return to the fully active lifestyle I had missed. Friendly and highly skilled, Tali takes the time to put her patients at ease and discuss their needs. She also directs you to everyday exercises and lifestyle changes that strengthen the body against future injury. Thank you Tali.

– V. George

For the first time in the last 6 years I am beginning to walk without pain and without the anticipation of pain when I come to stairs or other more challenging activities . . . . I would highly recommend Tali to anyone considering osteopathy.

– A. Sharman

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Osteopathic Treatment for Headaches

Osteopathic Treatment for Headaches

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Headaches can occur for a variety of reasons, one being cervicogenic (originating from the cervical spine or neck). These are headaches arising from abnormalities in the joints, muscles, fascia and neural structures.

Typically cervicogenic headaches are described as a constant, steady dull ache, often one sided but can be both sides. It can feel like a tight band around your head. Many people feel the tension at the base of their neck, it can also refer pain to the temples and forehead. Usually the onset is gradual and the headache can be present for days, weeks, even months. There is sometimes acute trauma, for example a road traffic accident or they can be related to repetitive trauma associated with some sports or work related postures. The posture adopted by many desk based workers of rounded shoulders and an extended neck puts tension through these muscles making them a prime candidate for cervicogenic headaches.

Pain is usually associated with neck stiffness and aggravated by neck movements and/or sudden jolting. Associated symptoms such as light headedness, dizziness and nausea are common. Your Osteopath will take a detailed case history and perform a physical examination to determine the cause of your headache, if appropriate they will proceed to treat you manually and provide advice and exercises.

Jaw pain is often a symptom of temporomandibular disorder which is commonly multifactoral in origin and typically involves dysfunction of the muscles and joints. Displacement of the joint can occur causing wear and tear of the internal structures. Grinding and clenching teeth (bruxism), trauma and osteoarthritis can all cause the movement of the joint to be disturbed.

After careful history taking and examination if appropriate your Osteopath will work to help to improve the function of the joints involved and relieve tension around the jaw. They will also be able to offer advice and in some cases exercises.

Sinus pain or sinusitis is inflammation of the lining of the sinuses, caused by viral or bacterial infections. The sinuses are small cavities behind the forehead and cheekbones, which drain mucus into the nose through small channels. These channels can become blocked when the sinuses are infected and inflamed.

The most common cause of sinusitis is the common cold, a viral or bacterial infection which spreads from the upper airways to the sinuses. Diagnosis is usually made based on symptoms of a blocked or runny nose, facial pain and tenderness, a high temperature of 38ºC or more and headaches. All age groups can be affected and it often clears by itself within a week or two. Alternatively, bacterial infections can develop lasting for longer periods and may require antibiotics. If the episodes are severe or reoccurring you will be referred to a GP to determine any underlying factors.

Osteopathic treatment aims to relieve the symptoms and speed up recovery by massaging the local glandsand muscles, which may help to drain the sinuses. This in turn may ease the feeling of compression in the head and subsequent pain.

As sinus pain can be caused by a multitude of factors it is important that you consult a medial professional. Headaches, jaw and sinus pain can sometimes be symptom of a serious underlying medical condition.

Louisa Henderson BA (Hons) MOst MSCCO

Louisa Henderson is our Women’s Health Osteopath. Women commonly see Louisa with pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip problems, rectus diastasis and low back pain.

She uses a range of techniques including structural, visceral and cranial osteopathy to improve function and reduce pain levels as well as providing appropriate exercises specifically tailored to your needs and to aid rehabilitation.

After graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree, she completed a two year diploma in Women’s Health in Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health. She treats adults of all ages, however specialises in treating women during the pre- and post- natal period. Louisa Henderson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Appointment Times (at Fresh Ground): Tuesdays 12-4pm and Thursdays 5-9pm

Testimonials:

 

I’ve visited Louisa many times and can’t recommend her enough. She first treated me when I was late going into labour … After the birth I saw her again. She eased all my post natal aches and pains. She’s a really lovely, friendly lady and I’ve since recommended her to several other friends who have all had similarly positive experiences.

– Thea

I have been seeing Louisa for nearly 3 years now for ongoing joint issues requiring both osteopathy and sports massage. Whilst my problems cannot be ‘cured’ the treatment and care I receive from Louisa ensures they are managed to a level that does not adversely impact my life … I cannot recommend her highly enough.

– Jennifer

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

What Makes Joints Click?

What makes joints click? New research explains the noise when joints click.

spineThe cause of joint cracking has been previously attributed to gas bubble presence and collapse within the joints (http://www.ncor.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Audible_sounds_sm.pdf).   In a new study at the University of Alberta real-time magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates that the mechanism of joint cracking is related to cavity formation rather than bubble collapse.

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine have published further details on the experiment, including photographs showing the MRI set-up.

Further information about the study can be found at  Kawchuk GN, Fryer J, Jaremko JL, et al.  Real-time visualisation of joint cavitation.  PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0119470.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25875374 .

 

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Osteopaths may use a very specific form of joint manipulation called an HVT (high velocity thrust) where you may hear a click or a pop. They are trained for 4 or 5 years in the art of using this technique and create the movement by building up a series of levers to make the impact at the joint as minimal as possible. An osteopath should always ask for your consent when using this technique and explain the benefits and risks involved. It is one of many techqniques that osteopaths use to improve joint movement and release muscle tension.

 

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

 

Laura Tilson Osteopathy offer osteopathy, sports massage, acupuncture and cranial osteopathy from their clinic on Northcote Road. To book an appointment visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or call 020 7206 2625.

 

 

All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety. Use the register at www.osteopathy.org.uk for more details.

Diet versus exercise in Weight Loss

weighing scales - diet versus exercise in weight managementDiet versus exercise in Weight Loss – Fighting Obesity with Exercise 

A recent editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by Malhotra et al has emphasised the need to focus on moderating diet to help with weight management.  The article attempts to counter the idea that it is possible to maintain a healthy weight using exercise to compensate for a poor diet. More details concerning this article can be found at:  Malhotra A, Noakes T, Phinney S.  It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet.  Br J Sports Med.  2015;Apr 22. pii: bjsports-2015-094911. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094911. [Epub ahead of print]    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25904145

This article was taken from the National Council for Osteopathic Research. Osteopaths aim to examine all areas of your health including your diet and exercise levels and see maintaining a healthy wait as essential for improving back pain symptoms. To book an appointment with your osteopath on Northcote Road www.ltosteo.co.uk and click ‘Book Online’.

 

Laura Tilson Osteopathy is also proud to work with a wonderful Dietician – Claire Pettitt who specialises in Obesitclaire_pettity. As a Registered Dietitian Claire’s goal is to provide evidenced based nutrition advice to all those in search of sound nutrition information. She offers private consultations in West London and Skype consultations so if you are interested in seeing a caring, patient, friendly and professional Dietitian and you wish to make an appointment with Claire or enquire about her services please contact her on info@clairepettitt.com

 

To make an appointment with our osteopaths please call 0207 2062625 or CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE. 

Osteopathy for Babies – 5 things you should know

Osteopathy for Babies – 5 things you should know.

1. TREATMENT IS EXTREMELY GENTLE

There are a number of gentle osteopathic techniques which can restore normal movement in areas of tension in the body. Cranial osteopathy can be used when other osteopathic techniques are not appropriate because it is so gentle.

2. OSTEOPATHS DON’T JUST TREAT BABIES’ HEADS

Osteopathy can improve movement through the joints and release tension through muscles anywhere in the body. Osteopathy for babies often treats tension in the neck, pelvis, diaphragm and spine because these are areas commonly affected by difficult births.

3. IT CAN HELP WITH A NUMBER OF ISSUES

When carrying out osteopathy for babies we do not treat symptoms and conditions.  Instead we look at the way your body works and try to make it work more effectively. For example, we do not treat asthma and we do not claim to cure asthma. What we do is look at the way the diaphragm, ribs and intercostal muscles are working. By improving the way they move, we may in turn improve the way you breath and reduce the effects that asthma has on your posture over time.

4. BABIES CAN BE TENSE TOO

It is normal for a new-born baby to have areas of tension in their body. This is because of the position they were in in the womb and the effects of the birth. Osteopaths assess your baby’s movements and by treating areas of tension may help your baby to be more comfortable and to relax more easily. If your baby is more comfortable he/she may feed, sleep and digest more easily.

5. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE

The mantra of osteopaths the world over is to ‘find it, fix it and leave it alone’. We will aim to treat in as few sessions as possible so that you can enjoy your time with your baby. For many patients this may mean only one or two sessions.

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Jacqueline Shergold MHS B.Sc is our Paediatric Osteopath

Jacqueline enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions with a particular passion for treating children and babies. She uses gentle techniques to release tension in the muscles and joints that may have resulted from their position in the womb or from their birth. She is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy and works in the clinic at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.

Jacqueline Shergold has worked in clinics in Australia and Ireland where she worked extensively with Australian Footballers and other elite athletes. In Australia she taught anatomy at University level and therefore has a great understanding of the human body in function and dysfunction.

Techniques she uses include Cranial, Obstetric and Paediatric Osteopathy, dry needling and sports taping. She uses cranial and structural osteopathy as well as rehabilitation exercises in combination for the best possible outcomes.

Appointment Times: Jacqueline offers home visits for newborns on wednesdays and appointments at the clinic at Fresh Ground on fridays 12-4pm. 

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Testimonials:

I have been treated by Jacqueline on numerous occasions for neck pain, headaches and various other aches and pains. She is professional and thorough, while also being kind and patient. I always leave with a smile on my face, feeling better than when I walked in.

– Brea

I highly recommend Jacqui S. She made me feel really relaxed and comfortable after I was a bit anxious about treatment. Very patient with little ones too and knows how to engage with them to keep them still.

– Angela

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What We Treat

 

Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.

Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems including changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

Listed below you can find the common joint and muscle conditions that osteopaths treat.

Patients have also found osteopathy helpful for conditions such as digestive issues, circulatory problems, neuralgia and problems sleeping and for the symptoms of many others.

Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.

If you want to find out more, any registered osteopath will be happy to talk to you about your health and how you may benefit from osteopathic treatment.

Find out more about osteopathy and what to expect from an osteopathic consultation.

Osteopaths are trained to check for signs of serious conditions they cannot treat.  In these circumstances, they should inform you of what they believe is the problem and refer you to see your GP or hospital for further investigations.

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