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Recover – Strengthen – Perform
Welcome to LJ Osteopathy
Apr 10, 2018
Apr 10, 2018
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Have I mentioned that I'm going away on sunday?? . Where I'm going, I won't have any phone reception so if you need me, PLEASE do not call or text. Instead, email me or send me a private message on Facebook or Instagram (using the details above). . As I'm on holiday, please appreciate that I will not always be contactable and may take a day or two to reply. These are the two weeks a year I really try to disconnect so please get in contact if you really need to. But if it can wait until I'm back on the 21st October, send me a message and I'll get back to you once I'm back. . I'm extremely busy until I go away so if I don't speak to you before, have a great few weeks and I'll speak to you when we're back! . . . #osteopathyworks #osteopathy #osteopath #holiday #vacation #wintersun #relax #disconnect #sleep #recovery #timeoff #sunshine #travel #travelling #smallbusiness #localbusiness
Glutes. Butt. Peach. Booty. There are so many names for the gluteals (buttock muscles) and with that, so many reasons to keep them strong. . For a long time, health professionals (me included) talked about the importance of glute strength for preventing lower back pain. Over time, our knowledge has grown and now the lines have blurred with regards to this connection. . Now there's no doubt there is a link between these two variables but if that was all we needed to prevent back pain, we wouldn't have active, fit people getting back pain. Equally, we would find that everyone with weaker glutes would struggle with back pain. . The theory is that strong glutes maintain good lumbopelvic mechanics, enable full range of motion in the hips and lower back and allow the body to move in a strong, stable way. This is still all true but it ignores the multitude of other causes of back pain - trauma, over stimulation of certain muscles and joints and psychological links for starters. . What I'm saying is, don't think strong glutes are the be all and end all of back pain. Glute activations and exercises help but you need strength and mobile in all muscles and joints to be pain free. Work through full ranges of motion with control and you're onto a winner! . . . #osteopath #osteopathy #osteopathyworks #manualtherapy #manualtherapist #sportstherapy #physicaltherapy #backpain #ouch #glutegains #strongnotskinny #strength #mobility #gluteactivation #strong #girlswholift #guyswholift #squat #lunge #clam #evidencebased #evidencebasedhealthcare #evidenceinformedpractice
The answer? Of course you can! . Pain is like a warning to the body that something is off. It doesn't mean that you've done irreparable damage. It doesn't mean you won't get better. And it definitely doesn't mean that you should stop everything you love and lay in bed until the pain goes (SPOILER ALERT: that'll probably make it worse!) . The reality is, when you're struggling the answer is to keep moving and to listen to your body. Everything within a pain free range. There may be a little discomfort or a stretch but you CAN still exercise, you CAN load the area and you SHOULDN'T sit around waiting for it to go. With the help of a qualified health professional, you'll be on your feet in no time. . . . #osteopathy #osteopath #osteopathyworks #injuryrehabilitation #injuryprevention #recovery #loveyourhealth #injury #dryneedling #health #fitness #pain #ache #ouch #backpain #move #movement #keepmoving #painfree #painrelief #smallbusiness #localbusiness #lowerbackpain #yoga #stretch
Hands up how many of you struggle with shoulder mobility? . It's one of the most common reasons for people coming to see me at @kingsgymofficial and it really needn't be. . Shoulder mobility is crucial not just for upper body work but also squats, deadlifts and general day to day life. Of course, strength is vital to shoulder health but more on that another time. For now, here's my favourite shoulder opener - laying on a bench, keep your shoulders as low as possible whilst you bring your arms out and up towards your head. Focus on keeping the arms low and enjoy the stretch through the pecs and front of the shoulder. Bonus points if you can keep your ribs down and use your diaphragm to breathe (keep an eye out for the big deep breath I do at the top of the movement). . Your shoulders might shift around during this movement (again, have a look at the clunky movement at the top of my mobilisation...thank you hypermobility 🤔). If you get any pain with this, mobilise up until it hurts and see if you can push it a little at a time. And of course, get in touch if you have any issues or questions. Best of luck! . . . #osteopath #osteopathy #osteopathy #injuryrehabilitation #injuryprevention #recovery #loveyourhealth #shoulder #shoulderpain #ouch #sportsinjury #pain #discomfort #sportstherapy #manualtherapy #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #manualtherapist #mobility #mobilise #flexible #flexibility #health
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