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stretching, flexibility and mobility
Tim Wood Healthcare Blog

How Do You Improve Your Flexibility?

What’s the difference between flexibility and mobility we hear you ask? Mobility is about your joints being able to move through their full range of movement. Flexibility is primarily about muscles. But the two have an impact on each other.

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RSI
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Recovering from RSI with Osteopathy

The human body is meant to move. It’s not meant to move like a machine in a factory – repetitively performing one action. And yet office work, modern technology and many manual jobs force us to move in such a way. Even our leisure time is invaded with some sports, hobbies and instruments encouraging limited, unbalanced, repetitive movement patterns. If we’re unlucky Repetitive Strain Injury (or RSI) can be the result. And it can be debilitatingly painful. So let’s talk about recovering from RSI with osteopathy.

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What is an Osteopath
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Words You’ve Heard your Osteopath Say

Everyone does it. We all cut corners in our communication using industry-specific language and acronyms with colleagues. It’s efficient. Within couples and families, words take on their own special meanings with in-jokes and nicknames binding those in the know together, but baffling guests (we know of one family where the remote is called the clickity-thing!).

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patella tendinopathy
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All About Patella Tendinopathy

You might have heard it referred to as “jumpers’ knee” and it’s true that it disproportionately affects athletes in sports that involve a lot of jumping and landing. In fact, it’s estimated that around 40% of elite volleyball and basketball players suffer from Patella Tendinopathy (Yikes!). But anyone can get it. Patella Tendinopathy is the result of microscopic tears in the tendon surrounding your patella (your kneecap).

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subacromial impingement
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Subacromial Impingement – An Osteopathic Perspective

Ever had that stubborn shoulder pain that just won’t quit? Or found that you simply can’t perform overhead tasks because your shoulder is too weak? Maybe the pain kicks in when you lift your arm to the side? It seems likely you’re suffering from a subacromial impingement, also sometimes referred to as shoulder impingement. Let’s understand what’s happening with your shoulder and, crucially, what the osteopaths at Tim Wood Healthcare can do to help.

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lateral ankle sprain
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Lateral Ankle Sprain

Ouch! There you were walking along minding your own business when a hidden divot in the ground tripped you over. Your foot rolled under you and now you’re in pain. You’ve sprained your ankle.

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Osteopathic principles
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Osteopathic Principles

As osteopaths, we aim to improve your overall health and wellness. We treat the whole person, not just a single condition or area. Our patients seek out osteopathic treatment for a range of conditions from neck and back pain, to sports injuries, and headaches.

The way we approach the assessment and treatment of each patient is guided by the osteopathic principles. Read on to find out more about our holistic approach to treatment!

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Initial Osteopathy appointment
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First osteopathy appointment? – Here’s what to expect.

An osteopath aims to improve a person’s overall health and wellness by treating the whole person, not just a single condition or area. If you’ve heard about the benefits of osteopathy but are unsure what to expect at your first appointment, we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some of the common questions from new patients about what to expect at the initial appointment.

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exercise for osteoporosis
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Exercise For Osteoporosis

It’s World Osteoporosis Day  this month (on October 20th) so let’s look at the benefits of exercise for bone health and osteoporosis.

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arthritis treatment
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Osteopathy To Help Arthritis

Read on to find out more about the main types of arthritis and how osteopathic treatment could help to manage your symptoms to improve your quality of life.

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Osteopathy for neck pain
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OSTEOPATHY FOR NECK PAIN

Neck pain is a common reason that people come to us seeking osteopathic treatment.

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Pilates for health
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HAVE YOU TRIED PILATES?

Whether you’re a long-distance runner or at the start of a new fitness routine, Pilates has something for everybody.

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calf strain - sports injury in Maidstone and Rainham
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INJURY BLOG: CALF MUSCLE STRAIN

Muscle strains are a common reason our patients seek out osteopathic treatment. Read on to find out about the different causes and treatment options for calf injuries.

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Self-care for wellbeing
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Self-care isn’t selfish

You may have heard the saying ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’. When it comes to mental health and your wellbeing, self-care can be vital to help you recharge and take time out for yourself and your needs.

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osteopathy for lower back pain
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OSTEOPATHY FOR LOWER BACK PAIN

Are you suffering from lower back pain? You’re not alone! Did you know that four out of five people will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives? Lower back pain is a common reason our patients seek out osteopathic care.

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