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Top 10 Tips for Backcare

  1. For back pain, better to see your osteopath sooner than later.
  2. Take regular exercise – your osteopath can say what’s right for you.
  3. Hours in one position can cause problems – avoid ‘computer hump’.
  4. During repetitive tasks, vary your rhythm and take frequent breaks.
  5. Adjust car seats and on long journeys, take regular breaks to stretch.
  6. Pace yourself with heavy work like gardening.
  7. Watch children’s posture – they shouldn’t carry bags on one shoulder or spend too long at a computer, games console etc. without breaks.
  8. During pregnancy, osteopathy can help your body adjust to changes.
  9. Avoid strain when lifting, particularly small children and shopping.
  10. Your bed could be part of the problem. Seek osteopathic advice on choosing a new one.

Stress Management Advice

The Westminster Hospital’s  :  TWENTY TIPS TO MANAGE STRESS


Physical activity -cycle, swim, walk

Practise deep breathing

Talk to someone you trust

Accept what you cannot change

Avoid self medication: cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, tranquillisers

Get enough sleep. Be aware when you are tired and take steps to rest and refresh yourself

Take time out to play

Do something for others

Do jobs one at a time

Agree with someone for a change

Examine how you manage your time and set a timetable – don’t overload it

If you are sick don’t try to pretend you are not

Develop an absorbing hobby

Remember the answer lies with you

Eat sensibly: fresh fruit and vegetables; wholemeal bread and pasta; wholegrain

cereals; cut down on fatty sugary foods

Take time to relax daily

Don’t be afraid to say ‘no’

Delegate to colleagues, family and friends

Be realistic about perfection and what you can achieve

Recognise that you are a person of worth – a unique individual with valuable

qualities that are continually being developed and SMILE!


We hope the above is helpful.

Another great site that we recommend is the NHS Choices Website, have a look at this interesting page .