What to expect from your Osteopathic Appointment?

The Richards’ Centre What to expect from your Osteopathic Appointment? Here is what to expect from your osteopathic appointment during the coronavirus pandemic. You may notice some changes when you attend your next visit You may notice some changes when you attend your next visit us at The Richards’ Centre to ensure your safety, but […]

How to avoid sports injuries

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Golden Rules to Reduce the Chances of Sports Injuries How to Avoid Sports Injuries? Begin slowly and build up, especially after sports injuries Warm up first, and then warm down with stretches afterwards. You are less likely to injure a muscle if it is warmed up, and warming down will help the muscle to flush […]

Animal Crossing Mindfulness

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How Animal Crossing Helped Thousands in Lockdown This peaceful world of Animal Crossing, featuring cute animal characters has provided a sanctuary and safe haven for those who, wanted to escape the pandemic nightmare. Here at The Richards’ Centre in Crawley, some people have been telling us about a new soothing game that helps with mindfulness […]

3 interesting facts about sleep you might not have known

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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 it 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

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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’?

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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 you […]

8 simple ways to help pregnancy in ‘Lockdown’

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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’

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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

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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

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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 […]