Osteopaths diagnose and treat conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints. Treatment includes the use of stretching, physical manipulation and massage. This is done to relieve tension in the muscles, increase blood supply to the tissues and increase joint mobility. Evidence surrounding osteopathy is mixed. It suggests that osteopathy can help with some conditions, but there is limited or no evidence for its success with others. Osteopaths are regulated, and they have to register each year in order to practice.
12 October 2018
Many people associate physiotherapy with sports injuries and pain, but its uses extend far beyond this. It certainly is helpful for working on joints and muscles, as illustrated by those common uses, but it can also be used to assist with nerve damage, the respiratory system, circulation and even brain-related conditions such as strokes and Parkinson's disease. Those who have cystic fibrosis or have suffered from heart attacks may also benefit.
25 July 2018
Acute limb ischemia is an extremely serious, potentially life-threatening condition which prevents blood from flowing into a limb (usually a leg). Read on to learn more. Symptoms One of the most common symptoms of acute limb ischemia is a persistent and severe pain in the affected limb which cannot be eased with painkillers or rest. Sufferers may also find that the affected limb initially turns very pale and smooth (due to the lack of blood flowing through it).
27 April 2018
Because the small prostate gland is tucked away under the bladder, many men may not even know what the prostate is or its purpose. The prostate produces seminal fluid and is an organ that is largely ignored in the younger years. But once a man reaches age 50, the prostate often makes its presence known. It is also responsible for one of the most common forms of cancer in men, second only to skin cancer.
16 October 2017
Your hearing is something you may take for granted. As you start ageing, hearing loss happens gradually, which means you may begin to adapt to the loss before you realise something is wrong. Fortunately, knowing more about when you should start tests and the symptoms that should prompt the testing process will allow you to acquire hearing aids that make life easier. Begin your hearing tests at the age of 60
28 June 2017
A Computerised Tomography (CT) scan is a special type of scan that uses x-rays and a computer to construct detailed images of structures within the body. It is safe, non- invasive and provides a different view than a regular x-ray does. A special machine called the CT scanner sends several beams of x-rays through the body from different angles simultaneously. The strength of the beams that passed through the body is measured by a computer.
21 June 2017
When the job of your dreams is within your grasp, it's not unusual for the pre-employment medical screening process to induce nerves. Even with a clean bill of health, you may experience stress when chasing around after important documents and arranging appointments that fit in with your current job. Fortunately, it only takes a little planning to remove stress from the situation. Obtain relevant medical records for your prospective employer
16 May 2017
No matter how much care you take with your children's health, emergencies can happen. For that reason, it's good to be prepared. This guide will tell you what essential items you should have on hand for dental emergencies and how to deal with some of the big ones. Your Essential Dental First Aid Kit and How to Use It A Variety of Painkillers: Keep a variety of over-the-counter painkillers in your dental first aid kit.
22 July 2016