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Cycling Injuries

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Common Cycling Injuries

If you are a seasoned cyclist or just someone who just enjoys cycling to work, it doesn’t matter, there will be something of value in this blog for you.

The blog explains some of the most common muscle and joint injuries associated with cycling. Especially the type of injuries that aren’t related to crashes, collisions or falls. It will outline what to do when you have an injury, it will explain when you need to seek help, and it will help you with injury prevention.

There are potentially many different causes of injury.  It can be down to lack of experience or environmental hazards; it can also be down to rider errors, lack of self-care, overuse, or inadequate equipment.

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Osteopathy, helping cyclist.

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Cyclist and osteopathy

Cyclists, a lot of people use cycling as a means of exercise and not just a means of transport.

  • There are approximately 1.5 million cyclists over the age of 18 in Great Britain who cycle every day or nearly every day.
  • In 2014, 183,423 employees took part in the Government’s ‘Cycle to Work Scheme’. That was a new record.
  • According to the National Travel Survey, about 7% of the population aged 5+ cycled three or more times a week in 2016.
  • (Facts and figures from We Are Cycling UK)
  • This blog is going to discuss and address how osteopathy could help with cyclist injuries and performance. But first, let’s discuss how and why cyclists get injured:

 

Osteopathy Helping Cyclists

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Gardening Injuries

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Here are a few tips on how to prevent Gardening injuries!

The summer is here, gardening season is upon us.

The royal society for the prevention of accidents (RoSPA) states 300,000 people including children are seriously hurt when gardening and require hospital treatment per year.

Injuries to the musculoskeletal system can include, but are not limited to; strains, sprains, bursitis as well as disc bulges.

Below are some tips to help prevent these injuries and keep you able to enjoy your garden this summer.

 

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Osteopathy and the older generation

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How osteopathy can help the older generation

The older generation – “It’s just your age!” – heard that one before?

We understand that as part of the natural aging process the body can undergo many changes and adaptations. However, this does not mean that you should suffer with muscle or joint pain.

Ineffective pain management can have a significant impact on the quality of life of the older generation, leading to depression, social isolation, and a loss of function (3). Therefore, we need to take action!

First of all, let’s look at a couple of age-related changes that can happen to the body:

Age-related changes
Arthritic changes can occur in the joints of the body. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis – eight million people affected in the UK (6). This type of arthritis affects the smooth cartilage of the joints and can lead to stiffness and pain, the muscles and tendons have to work harder to achieve the movement. In severe cases a lack of cartilage leading to bone rubbing on bone and subsequently to joint deformity.

How Osteopathy can help with the older generation?

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What is osteopathy and how can you become an Osteopath?

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 What is an Osteopath and what do they do?

“What is an osteopath?” this is a question my clients, and members of the public, ask on a regular basis.

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.

The well-being of an individual is crucial in Osteopathy. The muscles, ligaments and connective tissue need to function as a unit.

One of the main concepts is that the body’s structure governs its function. This means that if your body has had an injury, repetitive strain, or overuse it will have an adverse effect on how your body performs.

Therefore, an osteopath looks at the body, sees how it currently performs, and aims, through various means, to restore and improve overall and specific functions.

 

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