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"