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All About Disc Injuries: An Osteopath’s Perspective

Introduction: Disc injuries, though often underestimated, can significantly impact quality of life. From gradual wear and tear to severe extrusion or sequestration, the journey of a disc injury encompasses various stages, each presenting its own set of challenges.  Our Osteopaths have witnessed firsthand, the complexities of these injuries and understand the potential for holistic treatment […]

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Comprehensive Guide

  Introduction: Welcome to our exploration of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis (JIS), a condition that affects children and adolescents.  If you suspect your child has scoliosis, please call us as our  Osteopaths can help. In the meantime, let’s understand what’s going on… Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis Overview: Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis is a complex spinal condition. It usually […]

Hip Osteoarthritis

Understanding, Coping, and Thriving Osteoarthritis is not fun.  This month we’re focusing on osteoarthritis of the hip in depth.  If that’s not related to your aches and pains, we’re still here to help.     What is Hip Osteoarthritis? First things first, let’s understand what hip osteoarthritis is.  Imagine your hip joint as a well-oiled […]

Your First Osteopathy Appointment

So, you’ve got your first appointment with an osteopath coming up and you’re filled with anticipation and curiosity.  Let’s walk you through what to expect before, during, and after your first visit here at BeacHealth. Before the Appointment: Before you head to your Osteopath’s clinic, take a moment to gather some essential information. Make sure […]

Lumbar Disc Prolapse

All About Lumbar Disc Prolapse: Symptoms of a lumbar disc prolapse vary from mild to severe and can affect the whole body (from the limbs to the bowels, as well as, of course, the back.) It can have a serious impact on your ability to carry out everyday tasks and can be debilitatingly painful. Sometimes […]

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Many of us have experienced lower back pain at some point in our lives. Whether that is after a fall, running or simply sitting down for too long most days. SIJ is short for ‘sacroiliac joint’, and SIJ pain contributes to around 15-30% of back pain. But most of us don’t know much about it, […]

Imaging and Low Back Pain

If you’ve been alive on planet Earth for any amount of time, chances are you have experienced back pain at some point. 84% of adults experience back pain at some stage of their life according to research. In some cases, pain may come from an obvious source, a fall on an icy surface or a […]

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that in the sports world most commonly affects cricketers and gymnasts, but in reality, can affect anyone! Pronounced ‘spon-di-lo-lice-thee-sis’, it most commonly affects the lowest segments of the lower spine region. What is spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis is the slipping forward of one vertebra on another. This most commonly occurs at the […]

Dead Butt Syndrome

If you sit at a desk all day, you may experience vague discomfort and pain where you sit. Doctors may call this lower cross syndrome, gluteal amnesia or gluteus medius tendinosis, but another term is more memorable: “dead butt” syndrome. In this syndrome, muscle tightness and weakness combine to create an imbalance. Constant sitting weakens […]

Pandemic Posture

It has been, and continues to be, uncertain times for many of us as the virus pandemic continues to sweep across the globe. Lockdown has meant many of us have had to batten down the hatches and re-discover what it means to be ‘at home’. We ask you the question “how is your body being […]