Would You Benefit From An MOT?

We pay regular attention to our cars, but would you benefit from an osteopathic MOT? If you answer yes to any of the following questions, help and advice could benefit you.
  • Do you struggle to bend over to tie your shoelaces?
  • Do you find it difficult to look around to reverse your car?
  • Can it be tricky when driving/cycling/crossing a road, to look comfortably to the left and right?
  • Is it a strain to reach your car seatbelt easily?
  • Is it hard to stand up straight?
  • Do you have problems sitting comfortably? – Is it challenging to get up from sitting with ease?
  • Is it difficult to lay comfortably in bed?

These are obviously just a sample of the activities normal to many of us in our day-to-day lives. We take them for granted often, when our ability to do them diminishes it can be painful, uncomfortable and very frustrating.

Osteopathic treatment could help you. Examination to assess the problem, treatment to address the issues and improve function, and advice on how you could adapt, maintain and manage any ongoing challenges.

Get in touch to book your MOT. If booking online please select an “Initial or Re-examination” appointment.

Three Areas You Could Look At Today For Positive Change

Here are three things you could choose to implement now, and/or over the coming week. They don’t have to cost you anything and they all support your musculoskeletal well-being.

1. Stretching and flexibility exercises: Engaging in regular stretching routines can help improve your flexibility and maintain good muscle and joint health. Consider incorporating simple stretches into your daily routine, focusing on areas like the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and legs. Remember to stretch gently and avoid any movements that cause pain or discomfort.

2. Proper posture and ergonomic setup: Maintaining good posture is crucial to prevent musculoskeletal issues. Whether you’re sitting or standing, try to keep your spine aligned, shoulders relaxed, and avoid slouching. Additionally, ensure that your workspace is ergonomically set up, with a comfortable chair, proper desk height, and adequate support for your back and wrists.

3. Regular physical activity: Engaging in regular physical activity not only benefits your cardiovascular health but also supports your musculoskeletal system. Activities like walking, jogging, swimming, or strength training can help strengthen muscles, enhance bone density, and improve joint flexibility. Find activities you enjoy and aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.

Remember, these are just general suggestions. If you do need more assistance with any of the above, please get in touch. Invest in your well-being.


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