What is Scoliosis

The recent wedding of Princess Eugenie has raised the awareness of a spinal condition called Scoliosis. Eugenie was diagnosed with Scoliosis, which is where the spine curves or twists when she was just 12 years old in 2002, and she subsequently underwent successful corrective surgery. In this blog we explain what the condition is, what are the symptoms and what treatment is available. Continue reading "What is Scoliosis"

6 tips for sitting at your computer

Sitting at a computer for long periods of time can take a toll on your body. By not sitting with the correct posture, it is easy to end up with back pain, neck pain, knee pains, and a tingling in the hands and fingers. Tim Hanwell, principal osteopath, at Berkhamsted Osteopaths shares some of his tips to maintain good ergonomics and stay comfortable at your desk during the day. Continue reading "6 tips for sitting at your computer"

Sciatic pain: Berkhamsted Osteopath Tim Hanwell shares his experience and advice

Berkhamsted Osteopath’s clinical director Tim Hanwell knows all about sciatica from personal experience and is very well qualified to know how fellow sufferers may be feeling. As an osteopath who has suffered with sciatica I can confirm it is one of the most unpleasant pains I have had the misfortune to experience; a deep toothache pain which can also manifest as pins and needles or numbness. Experiencing sciatic pain can be a very painful and scary process, however, with appropriate diagnosis and correct treatment it can usually be dealt with safely without relying on pain killers. Continue reading "Sciatic pain: Berkhamsted Osteopath Tim Hanwell shares his experience and advice"

Prepare for the sun with laser hair removal

As we put on our jumpers, scarves and coats, summer can still seem like a distant dream. But before we know it those long, hot sunny days will be here and it is never too soon to start preparing your body for bikini season. For a simpler hair removal routine why not consider starting IPL laser hair removal treatments? Men and women can both benefit from laser hair removal, with just a few courses of treatment you could be provided with a permanent, low-maintenance solution to unwanted hair and unsightly stubble. Continue reading "Prepare for the sun with laser hair removal"

Qualification success for sports therapists at Berkhamsted Osteopaths

We are delighted to congratulate two of our practitioners Charlotte and Arabella who have both attained their Sports & Exercise Medicine Masters from Queen Mary's University, London. As Sports Medicine specialists they are now able to provide evidence-based exercise rehab plans as well as continuing to offer hands on osteopathic treatment. Continue reading "Qualification success for sports therapists at Berkhamsted Osteopaths"