Are you in pain? We are here to help.
Welcome to the Peachey Therapy Clinic, a busy, friendly practice offering Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Medical Accupuncture, Podiatry/Chiropody and Sports and Remedial Massage. We have sites in both Edinburgh and Loanhead. Here our aim is to consider the patient as an individual, so as well as treating the presenting symptoms we also try to establish their cause as well as provide the patient with lifestyle and self-management advice to help prevent a reoccurrence. We also advise on the benefits of maintenance treatment to help keep the body in a state of health and avoid problems arising in the first place.
Unfortunately we are, generally, very bad at looking after our bodies. We would think nothing of spending money on a meal, servicing our cars or even a new pair of shoes (that we may only wear once!!). However, unlike all these transient items our bodies are for life so treating it well and servicing it regularly is a worthwhile investment.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns before booking a consultation. Alternatively, if appropriate, to enable you to discuss your symptoms before undertaking treatment we offer a 15 minute FREE ASSESSMENT with the Osteopath or Podiatrist.
This month – Gardening
The days are getting longer which usually prompts many of us to venture in to the garden for the first time in months. Gardening requires actions that are quite different from those carried out during the rest of the year, and as such people can often sustain injuries. By taking a few wise precautions it is possible to avoid such problems … after all prevention is better than cure. Below are a few tips:
- Give your body a chance to warm up before working in the garden
- Change positions regularly and use both sides of your body
- Use a wheelbarrow where possible
- Make sure you buy tools that suit your height and build
- When lifting keep the load close to your body – bend from your knees (not from your back) and push up with your legs
- Vary your jobs during the day and it is sensible to save heavier work for mid-way through your tasks
- For 1-2 hours post gardening try to move around every 20 minutes or so to give muscles a chance to gradually unwind
Updated 5 April 2017