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Carry Yourself Well: Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

Any physical therapist will tell you that a lot of the time it is posture that is the main cause of certain chronic pains—especially for the shoulders, lower back, and the spine. So it is important that you take charge of your posture. This is what will be at the heart of today’s discussion.

Before we start, we wanted to give great big thanks to your continued support throughout the many months since we started this website. We are humbled and empowered by the many outpourings of joy and continuous stream of curious questions about osteopathy in general. So let’s get started with today’s discussion!

Bad Posture

Posture was more than just something that was good for one’s health. It also used to be a standard and quality of breeding that was expected of well-bred individuals and families. In the modern world, posture seemed to be something that was optional as more and more people kept to their homes and were constant in front of a screen.

Through the years, this led to entire generations of people suffering from chronic pain simply because of decades of bad posture. In order to help you guys combat this, we wanted to share some tips about how you may improve your posture.

No More Slouching

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This is one of the more common manifestations of poor posture. As more and more people are in informal settings, slouching has become the norm. To fight slouching, we suggest obtaining a good chair with good back support. When that’s done, make a conscious effort to square your shoulders and keep your back firmly against the seat’s back support.

Train Your Muscles

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It is all about consistency. If you think back to Anne Hathaway’s movie Princess Diaries, there is an instance where she is practically tied to a chair using a Hermes scarf. Her grandmother tells her that this is to simply train her muscles and eventually she will be able to sit properly with good posture. The same still remains true—scarf optional.

To Conclude

When it comes to the way you carry yourself, simple exercises or even habits can save you a world of pain later on in your life. In our quest to find out more about improving our posture, we had to come to terms with the fact that we’ve had some pretty bad habits formed through the years. We only hope that today’s discussion will help prompt our readers to take charge and actively choose to change their postures.

Which simple way to improve your posture are you going to be trying out?

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Aftercare Counts: Best Things to Do After Undergoing an Osteopathy Session

When you’re looking for a solution for your chronic pain, it isn’t just the treatment that you should be looking at. It is equally important to be aware of what is required after treatment has been done. Hello and welcome to another discussion on Osteopathy Wales. Today, we want to talk about osteopathic aftercare.

What is Aftercare?

Aftercare is the succeeding care that is often required after something strenuous or following medical treatment. Aftercare is a concept that is critical when there is something physical—like therapy—that is going on in a person’s life.

If you are the person undergoing osteopathic treatment, then you will be aware that your body will be a certain state after extensive treatments. For those who are unaware, osteopathy involves the physical manipulation of joints, muscles, the spine, and even other bones in the body. They are stimulated and often manipulated into certain positions in order to relieve pain and other symptoms of chronic illnesses.

After Treatment

Following an osteopathic treatment, it is entirely normal for a patient to feel certain things like:

  • Physical Fatigue
  • Emotional Distress
  • Soreness

Depending on the illness or issue being addressed by the treatment what the patient may feel after treatment can vary. However, this only puts emphasis on the need for aftercare. Here are a few suggestions on what best to do following an osteopathic session:


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Treatment will always require the physical exertion of the patient. Even if they are merely laying there or prompted into a position by the osteopathic doctor, it can be a strenuous activity. It is always advisable to refrain from any additional physical exertion following a treatment.


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Osteopathic treatments can bring about a deluge of emotion. There are several cases where the patient reports the feelings of being highly emotional following a session. This is because osteopathic treatment deals in releasing stress from the body. In some cases, this manifests as an outpouring of emotion that may catch the patient and their family unaware.

So it is highly advisable to take a bit of time alone to gather one’s thoughts and feelings. After that, talking it over with a therapist or a trusted family member will help a lot.

To Conclude

We cannot emphasize enough on the importance of aftercare—particularly when osteopathic care is in the picture. In order for the full positive effect of the treatment to be obtained, both the patient and those around them need to work together to ensure a higher chance of success. While there will certain times when aftercare may seem unnecessary, there will never come a time where it isn’t needed.

What particular aftercare rules do you have following an osteopathic treatment?

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Before the Leap: What is Osteopathy Training is Like in the UK?

Since there has been a stark rise in the interest of Osteopathy in the UK, it only follows that there is also a spike in people who want to pursue that as a profession. For those who walk the path of an Osteopath, the journey can be quite clear. This is what we will be looking into with today’s discussion.

An osteopath is a person that legitimately practices osteopathy. Not just everyone would be able to join this profession even if they wanted to. It takes several years of education and even then there are additional training courses. Let’s dissect what osteopathy requirements and training would be like if you wanted to practice it in the UK.

The field of osteopathy can be quite competitive so it would be important to be aware of what you will need to do if you want to be an osteopath. Like:


Like everything that has to do with a professional career, it start with what you study. Anyone that is trying to become an osteopath should be trying to obtain a degree in clinical sciences. Ideally, you should get a degree which majors in the osteopathic field.

Degrees can take around three to four years.


If you have managed to obtain a diploma, you will need to be suitably trained. We must emphasize that any training that you sign up for should be recognized by the Council that governs Osteopathy. The actual training takes about 4 years of hands-on experience. So not only are you given the theory but trainees are given full hands-on experience.

There are options for trainees to pursue part-time training.


After you have received your training, it would be important for anyone aiming to practice in the UK to be registered with the GOsC or the General Osteopathic Council. Anyone that isn’t registered but practices shall be subject to strict criminal laws.

To Conclude

We highly commend anyone that is aiming to become an Osteopath. You’ve chosen a calling that will undoubtedly help millions in their search and pursuit of alternative treatment that will give them the relief they want. If you’re still uncertain if this is the path that is right for you, we hope that you think about it long and hard. Review the information that we’ve shared above and determine if this is something that you would like to do.

Would you consider becoming an Osteopath in the UK?

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Health in the UK: Why Osteopathy Is Booming in the UK

When it comes to one’s health, it is very important to be aware of different options that you can pursue. One of the things that we really appreciate is the fact that there are so many other health and treatment options available. When it comes to these options, it is important to be empowered and be well informed.

Today, we wanted to discuss Osteopathy and its apparent popularity in the UK.

What is Osteopathy?

First things first, let’s clarify the concept of Osteopathy. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this idea, this is an alternate method of medicine that usually involves the physical manipulation of joints, bones, and muscles of the body. Not to be confused with chiropractor, Osteopathy is often considered to be complementary therapy and treatment.

In the recent decade or so, it has obtained a rather dedicated following in the United Kingdom. Let’s explore some simple reasons as to why that is:


Osteopathy provides a non-invasive method for pain relief and a way to deal with any form of chronic pain that is felt. For a lot of people, having a fear of needles and surgeries is very real and Osteopathy provides a different option.


Osteopathy isn’t just about treating a single part of the body. It looks that the whole picture and wellness of the person. Those that undergo osteopathy treatments report an increase in their overall health and not just the afflicted areas of their bodies.


Instead of involving more chemicals or medication in a patient’s body, Osteopathy takes a more natural approach toward the wellness and pain relief. This is a big relief especially for those that are tired of having their body’s natural functions impaired by the side effects of medication.

To Conclude

We’re actually quite glad that Osteopathy is gaining a lot of traction and support in the UK. We believe that more and more people should be made aware that they do have other options to pursue regarding their treatments and health. While there’s no denying that we’re big fans of Osteopathy, we’re going to take a neutral approach as we continue to discuss this.

Why do you think Osteopathy is booming in the UK?

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