prescribed and soon he was back to pain-free running. Cost of treatment Most people consult an osteopath privately. But, as with chiropractic treatment, it is available occasionally on the NHS. Contacts The Osteopathic Sports Care Association; 0870-601 0037
fingers to toes. Simultaneously lift your left leg and right arm six to 12 inches while contracting your buttocks’ muscles. Lower them and do the same with the other two limbs. Repeat 10 times on each side. Backs: to the future. (Real-life solutions
FoodEat the right foods, such as fruit, vegetables and slow-release carbohydrates, all of which help to maintain muscle tissue. Don’t forget to drink. By staying hydrated you’ll keep your blood volume high, which means your heart will pump oxygen to your muscles more efficiently....
problems in your back, they often come to the surface when you start running because it is quite a compressive sport,” says Leach. “You need to make sure the biomechanics of your lower back are working at 100 per cent.” If there are mechanical weaknesses
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some simple exercises to perform regularly yourself, as well as specific muscle-stretching exercises to ensure mobility around the low back and pelvic areas. Although you have tried osteopathy and physiotherapy to date, it may be that the problem still
cause a chain reaction that affects your entire performance. "It's like driving a fast car that's perfectly tuned, except for the brakes," says Robin Lansman, an osteopath who runs a sports clinic at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London. "The
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