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#Did you know? Osteopathic Healthcare Week starts 14th April

14th April sees the start of Osteopathic Healthcare Week, an opportunity for us all to focus on our health, with key advice and tips from your osteopath that you can easily introduce in your daily lives to keep you healthier and happier. During osteopathy healthcare week, osteopaths will be posting on Osteopathy for Health Facebook page with useful advice on keeping active, keeping healthy at work, healthy aging and more. Osteopathic care is focused on optimising the health of people, and is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. People who visit an osteopath consistently report… Read more ›

New research finds that many back-pain patients aren’t receiving the care they need

The Lancet have published a series of papers on low back pain, calling on medical professionals worldwide to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments to patients. The research states that people with low back pain are being harmed, not helped, with an over-reliance on scans, surgeries and opioid prescriptions to treat a problem that could be more effectively addressed with self-management and less-invasive physical and psychological therapies. Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world, effecting more than 540 million people.  Disability caused by low back pain has risen by more than 50% since 1990.… Read more ›