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Exercise just as good as Drugs in war on Major Diseases!

Exercise could be as effective as some of the best drugs which protect against major diseases, research has found.

A study of more than 300 trials has found that physical activity was better than medication in helping patients recovering from strokes - and just as good as drugs in protecting against diabetes and in stopping heart disease worsening.

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Colds and Sneezes -  There's alot of it about!

With people spending a small fortune on supplements to help them ward off colds and sneezes during winter, what are the top scientifically proven ways to reduce their effects.

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You're not what you EAT but what you ABSORB

Claire Sutton, Naturopath and Osteopath, explains the function of the GUT and why good absorption is so important.

The health of your digestive system is of vital importance to your overall health. The gut is where food is digested and nutrients are absorbed. If this process is not working optimally..........

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Are You going skiing this winter?

Find out how to get yourself in top condition before you go and how to avoid the injuries when you're in resort

Tim chapman, Osteopath, spent 4 years in the ski resort of Meribel, France treating any injury that can be caused in, on or because of the snow! Read his top tips on how to prevent injuries even occurring.



Osteopathy during Pregancy

Osteopaths are regularly consulted for work or sports related back pain but more ladies are turning to osteopathic treatment to help them through their pregnancy.

The name of the game in pregnancy is adaptation: adaptation to the increased weight, the altered gait and change in weight bearing. Over the course of a pregnancy, a woman’s body must be able to adapt to the gradual increase in her weight and shift in her centre of gravity, as well as make room for the baby as it grows.




Due to new government guidelines patients could be getting osteopathy on the NHS.

NICE (National Institute for Clinical evidence) has recommended that osteopathy
in combination with acupuncture and exercise is the best way to tackle low back pain. After a long wait, this is the first time an alternative therapy has been recommended
over main stream medical treatments to tackle this epidemic problem.


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What is Glucosamine Sulphate?

Many people have heard of the supplement Glucosamine sulphate in helping ‘wear and tear’ arthritis but what is it and how does it work?

Glucosamine sulphate is a naturally occurring substance found in joint cartilage.
Supplements of glucosamine sulphate are obtained from the exoskeletons of marine animals. Glucosamine sulphate can help to maintain and rebuild cartilage.




Does your back hurt at work?

Do you suffer from RSIĀ  or tension

If yes it could be the way you sit at your desk and the way your work station are set up!

At Sneyd Park we offer a free service to come and assess your work station in your own office.

With the majority of people sitting down in an office for a living it is essential to minimize the stress on the body. The human spine is not designed to sit for long period so............





Many of us like to run, either to keep fit, lose weight or for the really keen, train for a marathon.

Chris Aust, Osteopath at Sneyd Park, explains why sometimes we pick up injuries and gives tips on how minimise the impact on the body to keep running pain free.




Nutrition NEWS

Take zinc to fight a cold, say scientists

The best way to shake off a cold is to take supplements of the trace metal zinc, scientists say today.

While zinc is perhaps best known for protecting cars against rust, in minute quantities it has a host of important physiological functions




What actually is a 'slipped Disc' ?

Many of us have heard a friend say they have had a 'slipped disc', but what does this actually mean, how is diagnosed and more importantly how can osteopathy help repair them.



The worlds highest Osteopathic Treatment ?


During their recent mountaineering trip to The Himalayas in Nepal, Osteopaths Tim and Rosamond Chapman were able to use there osteopathic skills on the long walk in, at Base camp and high at camp 3 of the stunning 7000metre Peak of Ama Dablam. Was this the world highest Osteopathic treatment?




Are painkillers making your Headaches worse??


It has been revealed that more than one million people in Britain may be suffering from constant, crippling headaches because they are taking too many painkillers, experts say.


The pills people take to relieve headaches and migraines may be making things much worse, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) in guidance to the health service for England and Wales.


How acupuncture gave me Hayfever relief

For years, I had suffered the horrendous symptoms of Hayfever (seasonal rhinitis) which would include itchy eyes, itchy throat, sneezing, blocked nose, watery nose and tiredness.

At times I would avoid going out during what most people would consider the best time of the year and would stay indoors to avoid the Hayfever misery.





Stand up, sit down, keep moving!

We all know that sitting down is not good for us and can lead to chronic back and neck pain.

But how , if we have to sit for a living, can we keep moving ?

The new buzz word is ' ACTIVE SITTING' - but what does this mean and how can we do it?