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Bearsden Osteopaths
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Helping you to Move, Function & Thrive
Helping you to Move, Function & Thrive

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Here's a lovely testimonial from another satisfied customer of Bearsden Osteopaths
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This is a lovely testimonial from one of Bearsden Osteopaths' patients
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Meet Ross Maitland, our Sports Therapist at Bearsden Osteopaths. He is available at our clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays
Call 0141 942 0629 or book online at http://www.bearsdenosteopaths.co.uk
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Posture Advice for Lifting & Carrying
Firstly, face the direction in which you want to carry the weight. Always lift using a relaxed, straight back and make sure your legs are at least your hips’ width apart with the knees bent. Keep your head and shoulders directly above your waist and keep the weight you are carrying as close to you as possible – avoid twisting. Avoid bending from the waist, which increases the stress on your lower back. Never keep the knees straight, as this will lead to over-stretching and damage to your back and never lift while twisting from the waist. Try and lift with a ‘broad base’ i.e. your feet about shoulder width apart or more, this will make you more stable.

Don’t lift with your arms straight out, keep the elbows bent and to your side to minimise the stress on your back. Make sure you balance or secure the weight before you start moving. Putting the weight down can often cause just as many injuries as lifting it up. If possible, put the weight on something waist height rather than the floor. If you do have to put it on the floor, try and keep you shoulders hips and knees pointing in the same direction, have a ‘wide base’ and bend your knees rather than your back.

Help & Advice
If you need any help or advice then please call Linda and the team at Bearsden Osteopaths on 0141 942 0629. You can also book an appoinment online at www.bearsdenosteopaths.co.uk/contact-us
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Invest in a rucksack to protect your neck and back. At Bearsden Osteopaths we treat many people with neck pain, the cause of which can be contributed by the use of over-one-shoulder bags. This can be a bag that you carry on one shoulder, or that kind of bags that cross over your chest. Both, if used for long periods (especially if they are heavy) will cause muscles to tighten, fatigue and cramp up, they can lock joints up and cause asymmetries in the spine which lead to strain and pain. There can be many other contributing factors too.

At Bearsden Osteopaths we use manual therapy techniques to improve the health of the tissues (muscles, joints) and give expert advice on how to prevent pain returning.

If you have neck pain or back pain please do not hesitate to call us to find out how we can help. 0141 942 0629 or you can book online at www.bearsdenosteopaths.co.uk

#neckpain #backpain #osteopathy #healinghands #prevention #prehab #rehab #Bearsden
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How to Avoid Back Pain When Driving
Four out of five people suffer from lower back pain. And while cars might not be the primary cause, they certainly aggravate the problem. But rather than blaming car makers for making uncomfortable seats, experts think many drivers should look in the mirror. Osteopaths and chiropractors agree that many of us are in too much of a hurry to get going rather than taking the time to set the driving position up properly. However, that doesn’t entirely absolve car companies of blame. Although significantly better than even a decade ago, cars it seems still aren’t as kind to our backs as they could be.


What Can We Do?
There are two things we can do. The major cause of back trouble is when our hips are higher than our knees. This puts pressure on the discs in the lower back. Loatey says: “Cars with higher seating positions such as the Vauxhall Zafira or BMW X5 are very good for your back.” We also need to take a break more frequently. Lansman added: “The longer you sit, the more tired you become and the harder your back has to work to keep you upright. You might not feel any pain, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you.”


Take Some Time to Look After Your Back
To make an appointment call Linda and the team at Bearsden Osteopaths on 0141 942 0629. You can also book an appoinment online at www.bearsdenosteopaths.co.uk/contact-us
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Sports Therapy
Whether you were injured playing sport or in day to day life we can help you get back to your best in no time 💪
Offering treatments from Bearsden Osteopaths on a Monday & Wednesday + mobile service the rest of the week, there’s really no need to put up with that injury you keep trying to ignore. Contact us today to book in.

http://www.bearsdenosteopaths.co.uk
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We have a sparkly new website!! Online booking available!!
If you're an existing customer and we already have your email address on our system, click Online Booking then click the green 'Register Account' where you can input your email address. You will then be given a password to log in. Any problems just contact us!

http://www.bearsdenosteopaths.co.uk
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I like this stretch. It's so simple and easily performed if you're glued to your desk (although of course I recommend taking LOADS of breaks from your computer and invest in a standing desk)
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Sit tall with 'balloon posture' - some of you will know what I mean by this!
Keep equal pressure on both 'sit bones'
Keep shoulders away from those ears!
Feel the mid back stretch...it feels good, right?
#dothetwist #createnewhabits
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