Sacroiliac joint pain – A blog

Sacroiliac joint injuries are one of the most common causes of lower back pain. When there is a problem with the sacroiliac joint, it can cause pain in the lower back, buttocks, hip and thigh. This blog will describe the sacroiliac joint, how it can become injured and symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint problems. The…

Common causes of shoulder pain

The shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) connects our arms to our trunk and is the most flexible and complex joint in the body. The shoulder joint allows us to move our arm in almost any direction and can perform precise, delicate and powerful actions. The shoulders wide-ranging movements do come at a cost; reduced stability making…

Are your back pain symptoms ‘sciatica’? – A blog

“I’ve got sciatica” whilst pointing towards the buttock and thigh region, is something I commonly see and hear when patients visit me with lower back pain, however sciatica isn’t something I regularly find within those patients. This blog will explain sciatica symptoms, its causes and describe other conditions which can cause symptoms mistaken for sciatica.…

The essential diaphragm

This blog will explore the diaphragm, its functions and explain why I frequently utilise its breathing role during osteopathic treatment and rehabilitation. The diaphragm is an unusual muscle as it does not directly move any joints. It separates the chest from the abdomen and its main function is to help us breathe. As we inhale…

Understanding tendon injuries

Understanding Tendon Injuries   What is a tendon? – Tendons attach muscle to bone, each muscle has two tendons, their job it is transmit forces generated from a muscle as it contracts – acting as a pulley moving the joint. There are numerous medical terms to describe injury to a tendon: tendonitis, tendinosis and tendinopathy.…