Here at the Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice Ellena West offers modern/medical acupuncture as an adjunct to her Osteopathic treatment. She considers it another tool in her tool box to help repair the musculoskeletal system and resume full function and health. There is some confusion amongst patients as to what acupuncture is and how modern/medical acupuncture […]
Reported in the latest edition of ‘The Week’ is the first robust physical evidence that ME is a biological illness and not a psychological disorder or ‘yuppie flu’! A team at Columbia University looked at the immune systems of 298 sufferers and noted distinct patterns in their immune biomarkers. In particular they had raised concentrations […]
Modern day sedentary lifestyles include lots of sitting at computer screens which can bring about poor head and neck posture. This can result in muscular fatigue and neck and shoulder pain.
Try this exercise to learn to lengthen the back of the neck:
Lie on your back with the hips and knees bent. You […]
The muscles around the shoulder blades connect the arm to the body. A good shoulder blade position is important for the muscles of the arms and neck to work properly and in balance. We often see patients at the Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice that overuse […]