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Low Back Pain Exercises

Low Back Pain Exercises

Low back pain is common with how to fix back pain being key to living a better life. Easy ways to exercise pain free that you’ve never seen before are part of our programme. The facts on sciatic back pain are covered here. We go over over how to get rid of back pain symptoms that recur while reviewing treatments like cupping, massage, cryotherapy so you can see how with or without spine surgery you can live a better life.

60–80% of people affected at some time in their lives. (1-3) It has a major impact on health and health-related quality of life, diminishing the capacity for standing, walking and sitting. (4,5) 

Research shows pelvic floor exercises in combination with routine treatment provide significant benefits in terms of pain relief and disability over routine treatment alone. Back pain exercises work for certain conditions. As an osteopath we’re focused on treating the body as a whole.

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Pelvic floor exercises back pain

Pelvic Floor Exercises Back Pain

The pelvic floor muscles are closely connected to the back muscles. Weak pelvic floor muscles frequently cause back pain, while poorly developed back muscles and bad posture weaken your pelvic floor. Strengthening the pelvic floor normalises the tone of the surrounding muscle tissue. This may alleviate symptoms of lower back pain as a secondary effect.

The new training method
for your pelvic floor

For back pain

  • Magnetic field therapy to strengthen the musculature
  • Simple and painless training
  • Non-invasive training, meaning: You take a seat on a chair and train in your normal clothing
  • More effective than standard individual training
  • Confirmed by scientific studies
  • Recommended by doctors and therapists
  • Noticeable stimulation of your muscles from the first session
low back pain exercises

low back pain exercises

Pelvic floor exercise

Introducing The New Pelvic Floor Training Chair – Training For A Stronger Pelvic Floor

Approximately 1 in 3 women experience health problems from a weak pelvic floor at some point in their lifetime.  For many years women thought that their incontinence, bladder control and other problems, especially after childbirth, were to be expected and they just had to tolerate them.  They were sometimes either too embarrassed to seek help, or are unaware that there are effective treatments available, and sometimes had to plan their days and journeys around knowing where toilets are located, in order to avoid “accidents”.  Very often we can help these people.

Indications include:

  • Menopause – including non-hormonal treatments and hormone implants
  • Incontinence (bowel weakness, bladder weakness, leaking, prevention)
  • Young mothers (post natal, bladder weakness, increased libido) Female vitality (menopause, cellulite, libido)
  • Male Vitality (increased potency, post- prostatectomy rehabilitation) Back pain (relaxation and posture)
  • Tissue Toning (prevention, strengthening and tissue toning) 
Chelsea Osteopath

Chelsea Osteopath

How does the Pelvic Floor Training Chair work?

The Chair is a new method that trains your pelvic floor and the surrounding muscles effectively.  The holistic concept combines state-of-the-art medical technology with targeted support for independent training.

This new non-invasive treatment treats you with Magnetic field therapy to strengthen the musculature. You sit on the chair and train in your normal clothing, for 20 minutes per session (for a minimum of 4 sessions depending on the programme) with a specialist nurse or physiotherapist. It is more effective than standard individual training and is confirmed by scientific studies and recommended by doctors. You will notice improvement in your muscles from the first session.

FAQ about PelviPower Chair and osteopathy – contact us

Is it true that I don’t have to undress and that treatment does not involve attaching or inserting probes or such like?
How long does it take to notice an improvement in muscle tone? How many training sessions are required before I will notice an improvement?
How long do the effects of treatment last?
Are there any health restrictions? Is there an age limit?
What advantages does pelvic floor training on the PelviPower have compared to classic pelvic floor training?

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Cure Your Instagram Addiction

Is instagram bad for our health?

How is instgaram bad for our health? First, welcome to the Instagram generation.

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As an osteopath I’ve only seen teenagers in my clinic in the last 3 years of my 10 years in practice. But we’re an instagram generation now. All day we scroll. Is instagram really bad for our health though?

Students on instagram

If you’re an International student in London you might have sudden back pain. Why? Can low back pain or neck pain come from the stress of study? Can new muscle ache, migraine or headache be related to tension in our muscles? can our bodies respond in this way also to being in a new environment? A new study room, lots of books and lot’s of work on the computer. A new bed too!

mind and technology cleanse

mind and technology cleanse

Is it any wonder the ipad and instagram have added to our problems. Body imbalance from strains and sprain of muscles and ligaments can affect our sleep too. This makes us unable to concentrate and feel tired all the time. 

What’s the best mattress for back pain?

How does scrolling affect our posture?

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susannahmakram instagram

As part of a new treatment, entitled the ‘Mind & Technology Cleanse’ at The Bulgari Hotel London Spa, a two-hour session promises to treat our technology-ridden bodies. Do you really need two whole hours and what will a single session achieve exactly. Ask us now! 02070603181

Cure Your Instagram Addiction

The Spa that will cure your instagram addiction they called it……

Are you an iphone addict and would you stop scrolling if you knew what it did to, not just your overall health but also performance. What if we were more productive and is quitting instagram really the answer?

In truth, you might have no idea how much you’ll benefit from the sessions until you have them. Why? Osteopathy is not just for back pain.

So what do they think about it @ Amuse ?! 

Chelsea Osteopath

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Chelsea Osteopath

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Chelsea osteopath

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DID YOU KNOW? There’s good evidence that osteopathy is effective in treating persistent low back pain.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends it as a treatment for this condition.

To an osteopath, for our body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore our body to a state of balance. We do this, where possible, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage. The techniques increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension. Also these enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues. This helps our body’s own healing mechanisms.
They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Posture advice

Posture advice

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Osteopathy specialises in the (i) diagnosis, (ii) management, (iii) treatment and (iv) prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders.

Osteopathy in London

Your osteopath will give you a clear explanation of what they find (their diagnosis) and discuss a treatment plan that is suitable for you. They will explain the benefits and any risks of the treatment they are recommending. It is important to understand and agree what the treatment can achieve, and the likely number of sessions needed for a noticeable improvement in how you feel.

Treatment is hands-on and involves skilled manipulation of the spine and joints, and massage of soft tissues. Your osteopath will explain what they are doing and will always ask your permission to treat you (known as consent). Ask questions at any time if you are unsure what you have been told or if you have any concerns.

Self-help measures and advice on exercise may be offered to assist your recovery, prevent recurrence or worsening of symptoms.


Ski Injury

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Common Ski Injury

Ski injury – commonly: knee injury; shoulder dislocation; other shoulder injury; neck muscle pain from sprains and strains – make up the majority of clients here. Concussion is common, therefore:

  • Sports injury prevention
  • Preparing the body for impact and climate change is popular with oversees clients.

Physical therapy with Susannah and the team: osteopathy in Knightsbridge, CHELSEA, is:

snowboarding injury

ski injury

Ski injury

KENSINGTON & CHELSEA  Osteopath Susannah believes posture assessment isn’t limited to ergonomics at a work station.
Improve body movement with Susannah. Musculoskeletal balance of our bodies in motion requires assessment.

London osteopath Susannah uses her client’s strengths to fine tune control. That’s the secret to long-lasting care before skiing and after the ski season.

Ski Verbier

Ski Verbier

Sports Injury

How we’ll recover from a fall is not coincidence. It’s not purely down to body mechanics and functional movement either. Muscle sprains and strains, small tears in soft tissue, inflammation and pain.

A snowboarding injury followed by neck pain, for example, or low back pain, knee pain, is totally dependent on our total body wellness. We run corporate wellness clinics in London, in the city. Our team of specialists include physicians, surgeons, orthopaedic consultants and physical therapists. We look after the effects of stress and lifestyle on body health.

So if your not sure if you need an MRI or and X-Ray we’ll tell you and we’ll help you decide on your care pathway. Back pain and neck pain can be secondary to a snowboarding injury.

Functional osteopathy for ski Season includes:

  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Cranio-sacral Therapy or Cranial Osteopathy
  • Myofacsial stretching and sliding cupping
  • Strain Counter Strain Techniques
  • Controlled Joint traction and mobilisation
  • Gentle Joint Adjustment


Back and neck pain are never normal. As a Kensington and Chelsea osteopath in London, I’m trained to guide you to the safest first step.

West End Osteopath

Harley Street Osteopath

Functional nutrition and lifestyle advice can make your ski season even better. How? Nutrition and tissue repair can be enormously helpful to your sports injury recovery. As a London naturopath, osteopath my knowledge of the body and it’s response to the environment, to trauma and to nutrition is what makes my client’s health journey with me unique.

Physiotherapy Osteopathy Chiropractic Difference

Osteopathy and chiropractic

Physiotherapy; osteopathy; chiropractic. What’s the difference? Which physical therapy is for me? Low down:
1. NHS – Osteopathy and chiropractic aren’t available on the NHS in all parts of the UK. Even in places where osteopathy is available, there may be limited availability. The same applies for Chiropractic treatment.

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Osteopathy and Physiotherapy

Many physiotherapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They can work from NHS hospitals. Also, from community based organisations, private hospitals and clinics, sports clubs, charities and workplaces. Physiotherapists and osteopaths and chiropractors all use manual therapy or physical therapy.
That’s to say, we all use touch, to varying degrees. The skill of an Osteopath is high in palpation. The physiotherapist generally uses ultrasound, acupuncture, taping and creams and so on more so than the osteopath and chiropractor. Much hands on treatment technique differs somewhat. Manipulation or adjustment techniques used by the chiropractor, physiotherapist and osteopath – HVT or HVLAT – High velocity, low amplitude thrust techniques – are unique to the profession.

2. Qualifications – physiotherapy osteopathy chiropractic difference

Osteopaths complete a four – or five-year honours degree programme (bachelor’s or master’s), which involves at least 1,000 hours of clinical training. Some osteopaths are qualified to PhD level.
Chiropractors’ 4-year Chiropractic Degree programme ensures completion of bachelor of human science degree completion.
Physiotherapists complete a three-year full-time BSc (Hons ) programme.

Physiotherapy osteopathy chiropractic difference

3. NICE Guidelines – physiotherapy osteopathy chiropractic difference

There’s good evidence that osteopathy is effective for the treatment of persistent lower back pain. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends it as a treatment for this condition.

Physiotherapy Osteopathy Chiropractic Difference

Physiotherapy Osteopathy Chiropractic Difference

Currently, (NICE) recommends manual therapy that might include spinal manipulation (as practiced by chiropractors) as a treatment option for persistent lower back pain.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises that manual therapy can be used to treat persistent low back pain.

4. Legal – Primary Certifying Body – physiotherapy osteopathy chiropractic difference

It’s illegal to practice osteopathy in the UK unless registered with General Osteopathic Council. It’s illegal to practise o practice chiropractic in the UK unless registered General Chiropractic Council. Physiotherapy, likewise, unless registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy Osteopathy Chiropractic Difference – FAST FACTS

5.  Osteopathy is one of only two complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) that are regulated under UK law. The other is chiropractic.     [tweetthis]#Osteopathy is 1 of only 2 complementary & alternative medicines regulated under UK law[/tweetthis]


6. Chiropractic was founded as a health profession in the US in 1895 by a Canadian called Daniel David Palmer. Palmer practiced magnetic healing and had no conventional medical training.

7. The earliest documented origins of physiotherapy (physical therapy) as a professional group date back to Per Henrik Ling, “Father of Swedish Gymnastics.” He founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in 1813 for massage, manipulation, and exercise. In 1894 four nurses in Great Britain formed the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

8. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO (August 6, 1828 – December 12, 1917) was the founder of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine in 1874. He was also a physician and surgeon, author, inventor and Kansas territorial and state legislator.

9. OMT is typically used to treat musculoskeletal disorders. These include low back pain, neck pain. Also, pelvic pain, sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries RSI and tension headaches. While osteopathic and chiropractic techniques overlap, they’re not identical. As a general rule, chiropractic manipulation uses direct thrust techniques on the spine (HVLA). Osteopathic practitioners use other, gentler techniques, as well as HVLA.


All three professions now have a similar medical training. They differ in professional training and emphasis during treatment.

Physiotherapists tend to focus on exercises. Chiropractors tend to focus on manipulation of the spine. Osteopaths tend to use exercise, manipulation and soft tissue massage as part of an integrated approach.

Safe, clinical, practical and effective.

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