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Liberty Osteopaths

Luke has a wealth of experience in the field of health and fitness and comes from a long line of fitness pioneers.

What we treat

At the Liberty Clinic we treat more than you might think:

  • headaches
  • stiff neck
  • frozen or stiff shoulders
  • slipped disc
  • lower back pain
  • back pain in emergency
  • pain & stiffness associated with arthritis
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • arm pain
  • wrist & hand pain
  • hip, thigh & knee problems
  • calf, shin, ankle & foot pain
  • trapped nerves
  • posture problems
  • sports injuries

We also have a highly qualified sports instructor at our clinic who provides one to one help for rehabilitation of your lower back and neck complaints, personal fitness training and sports programme enhancement.

Pain is a warning sign and you should not ignore it and hope it will subside. It is very important that you also do not rely on pain relieving medication if the pain still persists. Here are some useful tips on how to help alleviate the pain you are experiencing:

  • Sit on firm but cushioned chairs. You should avoid soft chairs, deep couches, and try to choose a chair with a back rest.
  • Do not sit for prolonged periods of time as this can increase the pressure in the disc by up to three times compared to lying down.
  • Sleep on a good quality supportive mattress. Do not sleep on your stomach, but sleep on your side and back.
  • When rising from bed move to the edge of the mattress, roll onto your side and sit up as you swing your legs off the bed, pushing up with your arms.
  • Try not to stay in bed for prolonged periods of time as continuous bed rest can lead to slower recovery. Move about frequently to maintain mobility.
  • Do not cough or sneeze in a bent position.
  • Do not bend lift or twist as these actions increase the pressure in the disc by up to 30 times compared to lying down.
  • Do not use heat in the early acute stage. Even though heat may temporarily ease the pain, it may prolong recovery.
  • When in pain stop all sport, even swimming.
  • Do not delay treatment. Early arthritic changes can take place rapidly in an injured or immobilised joint. Seek an examination by an osteopath for treatment or advice.

The Liberty Clinic

394 Romford Road,
Forest Gate,
London E7 8DF
Tel: 020 8552 6063

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