Osteopathy for Health provides general tips and advice for the public to help optimise their physical and mental wellbeing. Topics covered by Osteopathy for Health include keeping active, healthy ageing, eating well, healthy sleep and more.
You can use the information in Osteopathy for Health to provide additional health advice to your patients and community through your website, social media or practice newsletters.
In addition to what is available in Osteopathy for Health, below are resources to help support physical health, mental health and overall wellbeing during lockdown.
Get Active during lockdown
Osteopath David Vaux has developed an excellent set of exercise resources on behalf of charity Arthritis Action, as part of his role as Therapy Manager and Exercise Project Lead.
- Online Home Exercise Videos
Arthritis Action has brought together a directory of activity providers that are now offering free video exercise classes online, to help you find ways to remain active, particularly if you are shielding, or remaining indoors during self-isolation.
- Seated Exercises
Many people living with a long-term health condition find it difficult to attend exercise classes. To help them, Arthritis Action recently launched a series of online chair based exercises developed with the aim of helping those with hip, knee or spinal Osteoarthritis more mobile and active.
- Exercise and Activity Directory
Many people living with a long-term health condition also find exercising challenging. To support them, an Exercise and Activity Directory has been launched to help people find the help and support they may need within their county to get active.
- Mental Health Directory
Many people living with a long-term health condition also experience mental health difficulties, such as stress or anxiety. To enable people to find the help and support they may need, we have listed mental health organisations by county in the UK. Many of the NHS IAPT teams across the UK are listed, as well as local Mind hubs and an array of other charitable organisations and services offering help and support to people experiencing mental health difficulties.
- Managing mental health and wellbeing during lockdown
Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing can be challenging during lockdown circumstances. The UK Government has published a guide whilst adapting to social distancing and lockdown measures.
- Looking after children?
Public Health England have published guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the lockdown.
- Every Mind Matters
Public Health England’s mental health campaign, designed to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing, by promoting a range of self-care actions. Visit the Every Mind Matters hub or explore their wealth of resources and how you can get involved.
- Anxiety in response to COVID-19
Adapting to the Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in lots of life changes during a very short amount of time. If you feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated, it’s OK to feel this way. Here the NHS share their top 10 tips on worry about the Coronavirus.
- Maintain healthy sleeping patterns
Finding that your sleep has been disrupted? Wired highlights the importance of sleep and helping to manage anxiety.
Osteopathy For Health
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