Health Tips, Tricks & Articles

The latest news, updates and tips from our Colchester clinic

Here at Mersea Road clinic, Colchester, we aim to keep you as up to date as possible with the latest health and wellbeing news, tips and advice.


Top 10 tips for exercising in the dropping temperatures

Top 10 tips for exercising in the dropping temperatures

Without a doubt the temperatures have dropped considerably. And if you are not put off exercising outside then here are some quick tips from our...

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Why switching off could help protect your back…

Why switching off could help protect your back…

We are seeing an increase in the number of back and neck pain complaints, which is great for us as an Osteopath clinic, but does start to raise...

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Here’s what I learnt after my first marathon...

Here’s what I learnt after my first marathon...

Here’s what I learnt after my first marathon…By Darren Walters   I had always looked at people running marathons before I...

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Osteoporosis facts, Myths, Risks and Tips

Osteoporosis facts, Myths, Risks and Tips

Osteoporosis is condition that causes weak, porous bones and is one that is hugely misunderstood. We have put together some simple facts, myths,...

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Osteopathy and Migraines

Osteopathy and Migraines

Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed world. Research shows that Migraine affects over eight million people in the UK...

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The A to Z of exercise options

The A to Z of exercise options

If you want to try something new, then this exercise alphabet may give you some ideas and if done in the right way, may also help provide the...

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Top 10 benefits of exercise

Top 10 benefits of exercise

Everywhere we look we are faced with an array of advice and tips on how to get fit for the summer. If you see exercise as a chore, which to be honest...

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Spot Light on Clinic Director David Kennett

Spot Light on Clinic Director David Kennett

Spot Light on...David Kennett   What three traits define you? Hard working, energetic &...

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9 things you need to know about your back

9 things you need to know about your back

The number of people affected by back pain in the UK is increasing…and coupled with that are the countless myths and misconceptions about...

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Ultrasound or MRI for your musculoskeletal problems?

Ultrasound or MRI for your musculoskeletal problems?

Most people feel that an MRI scan must be superior to an Ultrasound scan because it is usually more expensive and the images obtained seem to be more...

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2018 Mersea Road Charity Golf Day raises the bar

2018 Mersea Road Charity Golf Day raises the bar

Well done and thanks!   Following the success of previous years, we held our Charity Golf day on Friday 20th July at Colchester Golf...

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Busting those Cranial Osteopathy myths

Busting those Cranial Osteopathy myths

Cranial Osteopathy Myths...   Cranial Osteopathy is different to Osteopathy.   The two are actually not different. Cranial...

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8 of the biggest back pain mistakes to make

8 of the biggest back pain mistakes to make

Back pain is one of the most common types of pain in the UK.     1. Searching for one magic solution In many cases, there are...

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Let's be open about Mental Health

Let's be open about Mental Health

Mental health problems are very rare.   This is a myth, as mental health affects us all.  How we think and feel about ourselves and...

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Patient Charter

Patient Charter

We aim to provide each of our patients with a consistently high quality of osteopathic care. In order to assist us in demonstrating this commitment,...

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Mersea Road Annual Charity Golf day 2018

Mersea Road Annual Charity Golf day 2018

Following the success of previous years, we are once again holding our annual charity Golf Day at Colchester Golf Club on Friday the 20th...

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Top 10 important tips for exercising in the heat

Top 10 important tips for exercising in the heat

This kind of weather is a rarity for us Brits and we naturally want to make the most of it.   If this weather has encouraged you to...

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How to get your feet ready for the summer

How to get your feet ready for the summer

Your feet are important Yet are one of the most neglected but most used parts of the body with the average adult taking between 4,000 to 6,000...

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Stay injury free this Spring in the garden

Stay injury free this Spring in the garden

Without tempting fate, warmer months are approaching.   This means that many of us take to the garden to get it ready to enjoy in the...

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Why Osteopathy can be good for detox, health and energy

Why Osteopathy can be good for detox, health and energy

If you have not suffered Musculoskeletal pain then you may never have visited an Osteopath.   However maybe you should. Osteopaths...

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How to help prevent your child from developing back pain

How to help prevent your child from developing back pain

It is reported that almost 75% of children in the age range of 8 to 12 years complain of back pain. Almost 5,000 children every year go to the...

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All you need to know about Shin Splints

All you need to know about Shin Splints

What?   Shin Splints can refer to lower leg pain that occurs below the knee either on the front outside part of the leg (anterior Shin...

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Stress: Recognise, address, Manage.

Stress: Recognise, address, Manage.

Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand and can be caused by both good and bad experiences.    *Source City...

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How soon can I start running again after having a baby?

How soon can I start running again after having a baby?

How soon can I start running again after having a baby? Your body will have been through so much over the past 9 months so enjoy these rare...

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25 mistakes runners cannot stop making

25 mistakes runners cannot stop making

How many of these can you tick off? Training through an injury…even though you know you shouldn’t Going out too fast Ignoring...

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Runners Knee pain

Runners Knee pain

What? Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or runner’s knee, as you may have guessed is a common injury among runners.  The high and...

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Plantar Fasciitis: Case study

Plantar Fasciitis: Case study

Case study: Plantar Fasciitis   Our patient: 35 year old male Cross country runner Trained up 5 times a week with a mixture of...

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Mersea Road Charity Golf Day 2018

Mersea Road Charity Golf Day 2018

Following the success of previous years, we are once again holding our annual charity Golf Day at Colchester Golf Club on Friday the 20th...

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Achilles Tendon Injuries

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Achilles Tendon Injuries The importance of the Achilles Tendon is often overlooked. According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle...

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Best treatment for Plantuar Fasciitis

Best treatment for Plantuar Fasciitis

With almost 1 million sufferers, plantar fasciitis is a common cause of pain at the heel, usually on the inside, and is thought to be caused by...

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Back pain myths busted

Back pain myths busted

In our line of work, we hear a number of misconceptions about back pain which results in some people ignoring their pain or receiving the wrong...

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Treatment for back pain

Treatment for back pain

Modern living means that inevitably back pain will affect most people at some point in their life. It is often a symptom that indicates your back is...

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What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is in fact a set of symptoms and it is not actually a diagnosis as is commonly thought. Low back pain, buttock pain and leg pain are the...

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Stretches for neck pain

Stretches for neck pain

*These stretches are designed to relieve some symptoms of neck pain, they should not cause an increase in pain. If you experience pain, light...

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Vicky’s Tips for a healthy pregnancy!

Vicky’s Tips for a healthy pregnancy!

Eat little and often. Regulating your blood sugar level will help with nausea and fatigue particular in early pregnancy. Even though my body craved...

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Children as well as adults can experience back pain

Children as well as adults can experience back pain

Children as well as adults can experience back pain. This can be as a result of variable lifestyle factors and activities. It is important to seek...

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7 exercises all runners should do

7 exercises all runners should do

Adductor stretch Stand with a wide split stance. Lean towards one side, creating a straight leg on the opposite side. You should feel a stretch...

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Advice for all Marathon Runners!

Advice for all Marathon Runners!

Keep calm – As the date looms for your marathon you may be starting to panic about covering enough miles and fitting it all in. Try to stay...

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Sleep - quality or quantity?

Sleep - quality or quantity?

Fact: Over 70% of Britons now sleep for 7 hours or less with over 33% getting just 5-6 hours. Fact: More than 25% of us experience poor quality...

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The benefits of Massage

The benefits of Massage

A question that our therapists are often asked. Massage is not just about being pampered. It goes a lot further than that. Massage has been proven to...

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Questions to ask your Osteopath

Questions to ask your Osteopath

Our online FAQ section covers some of the most commonly asked questions, but here are some questions that many of us are afraid to ask. Remember no...

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Why is posture so important?

Why is posture so important?

Throughout my childhood, I remember being reminded on many occasions about good posture, without realising its importance. And this is the issue we,...

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Memory Training Course

Memory Training Course

At the Mersea Road Clinic we offer various Personal Development Courses throughout the year which have a health based focus. These are open for anyone...

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