Gardening tips

Gardening Tips With Chelsea flower show in sight and the promise of sunshine for summer, many of you may be inspired to get out there and spruce up your own gardens. Although a great form of physical exercise, gardening can leave many people with aches and pains. Therefore we have devised a few useful tips […]

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Hayfever

Hayfever time is here!  Although the best time to prepare your body is over the winter months, there are still a number of things you can do to manage your symptoms. Probiotics are top of the list.  These super “friendly” bacteria help to balance your immune system so if you have a healthy population of […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Anti-Inflammatory Foods Lemon used internally, has an anti-inflammatory action. It also helps cleanse the body by promoting perspiration and acting as a diuretic. At the same time, lemon stimulates the appetite, aids digestion, strengthens the body’s defences and triggers release of bile. Ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects and an ability to inhibit […]

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Fit for Summer

With summer fast approaching many of you will be thinking about lifestyle changes in order to get fit and healthy and swimsuit ready! Why not include Bridgeham in your journey to do so? If you haven’t yet started your fitness plan you could start preparing now with one of our Functional Movement Screens which will […]

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Burghley Horse Trials

Have you been inspired by Burghley horse trials to get in the saddle and practice your dressage or jumping skills? Whether you’re an experienced rider or just starting out, posture is everything when sitting in the saddle. As shown throughout the event, being able to hold an upright and balanced posture can be difficult but […]

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Shoulder Impingement

“A patient recently came to see me at Bridgeham with symptoms of shoulder impingement.  The pain was making it difficult for her to carry out daily tasks such as reaching into high cupboards, carrying shopping bags and not being able to lift her grandchildren.  With some Osteopathy treatment and Pilates rehabilitation exercises we managed to […]

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Summer Tips

Driving off on your summer holidays? Position your rear view mirror so that it reminds you to sit tall! Smile across your chest – when holding the steering wheel place the emphasis on your pinky side of the hand. This should keep your elbows relaxed and your shoulder blades sliding down into the seat back, […]

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Top Tips

Back Pain If you have to carry a bag in your hand, carry it on the same side as your back ache. This works the muscles more on the non-painful side. Golf On the green, try to avoid putting your ball into that silly little hole, thus avoiding straining your knees each time you bend […]

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Osteoporosis – what you need to know

We often think of fragile bones, or osteoporosis, as being something that occurs in very elderly women.  It’s true that women are known to have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis in later life, but it’s not exclusive to this group.  Read our advice on how you can optimise your bone health through both diet […]

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Paracetamol doesn’t help lower-back pain or arthritis.

Research conducted in Australia has concluded that Paracetamol doesn’t help lower-back pain or arthritis. No evidence was found that Paracetamol had a significant positive effect, compared to placebo (dummy treatment) in relieving pain and disability in cases of acute lower back pain and was only minimally effective in osteoarthritis. To read the full article go to http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/04April/Pages/Paracetamol-not-effective-for-lower-back-pain-or-arthritis.aspx NICE […]

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