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3 interesting facts about sleep you might not have known

How much sleep do we really need? The science suggests: 9-11 hours for school children; 8-10 hours for teenagers; 7-9 hours for adults; Why is sleep important? To solidify and consolidate memory; Removal of toxic by-products from the brain – this occurs via the brain’s glymphatic (waste clearance) system; For cellular restoration; muscle repair, protein […]

MINDFULNESS: how to relieve tense, aching muscles

Mindfulness: our mind and our body are inextricably linked. If you are feeling anxious about the current situation, or at any time when you are feeling worried, you may also experience this in your body. Greater tension in our muscles can lead to an achy pain, most likely around your neck and shoulders or maybe […]

Started Running During ‘Lockdown’?

New running aches and pains and can’t see your Osteopath? Or just looking for some tips? Then read on below!   What can you do? Walk before you run (literally!). If you are someone who used to do very few steps daily (less than 5000 steps per day for example), it would be sensible for […]

8 simple ways to help pregnancy in ‘Lockdown’

Can’t see your Osteopath for hands-on-treatment during pregnancy? Perhaps this might help…  What can you do? It is important to stay active. This could be “pottering” around your house or garden, or a light walk outside; Pelvic floor exercises should be done at all stages of pregnancy to both assist the birth process and aid […]

6 ways to ease lower back pain in ‘Lockdown’

Can’t see your Osteopath for hands-on-treatment for lower back pain? Perhaps this might help…  What can you do?  It is important to stay active. This could be “pottering” around your house or garden, or a light walk outside. Keeping active helps stop inflammation from building up and the muscles tightening in the painful area of […]

How to stay healthy whilst gardening in lockdown

However you feel about gardening, let us give you some quick pointers to avoid common injuries so you can get on with enjoying every second of precious sunshine pain-free.  With the darkest days of winter behind us and the sun starting to peek through the clouds on occasion, many people with green fingers will be […]

Making the most of your one hour of exercise during lockdown

Although not everyone will be able to get outside and exercise at the moment (maybe we’ll address this another time), here are some hints for those who can make the most of your hour. Firstly, just getting into the sunlight is important because it helps you to produce Vitamin D in your body. Why is […]

Headaches in ‘Lockdown’

Can’t see your Osteopath for hands-on-treatment for headaches? Perhaps this might help…  Common causes of headaches: Dehydration; Excessive caffeine intake; Stress; Tension/Postural strains; Skipped meals; Lack of sleep or change in sleep patterns; and Alcohol consumption…  What can you do? Make sure you are drinking enough fluids. If you are working from home, try keeping […]

Covid-19; Please read the information about our services during this time

Covid-19; During the current lockdown, the clinic is closed 10am – 2pm  Mr Richards will be holding a Phone in service daily for health related enquiries and advice 9am – 5-30pm Monday to Friday Receptionists are available  Daily  The Richards’ Centre Osteopaths & Homeopaths are available for Audio-Visual Online Appointment    Information for Audio-Visual Online […]

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