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I came to David from a friends recommendation. I wasn't sure what to expect but I am so happy I went and wish I had found David years before. I have been in chronic 24/7 pain in both my knees for approx. 5yrs. I have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, joint hypermobility, mild early onset osteoarthritis in my L knee and moderate osteoarthritis in my R knee. Over the last 5yrs I have been to homeopathic hospital tried homeopathic medication, homeopathic injections into my knees, knee lotions and potions, splints, supports, painkillers, physio, tens machine for 3hrs every night on high intensity and pain clinic. Nothing helped, physio and pain clinics discharged me as they didn't know what to do with my complex conditions. I was on 33 high painkillers on a daily basis and on double crutches to enable me to get out and about, the pain woke me at night, I struggled with stairs, I couldn't walk far without being in pain and missed out on things with my 6 yr old niece and 2 yr old nephew. My last hope was a referral to orthopaedics at the local hospital but sadly they told me to lose weight and gave me a knee brace to wear that didn't help at all. I was resigned to being 45 and in daily pain for the rest of my life. I then thought about trying acupuncture as I was willing to try anything at this stage. A friend gave me David's details. I found him easily online. I had a quick look at his website and made my 1st apt. From the 1st consult David was professional, knowledgeable on my conditions, listened to all my health problems, what I was looking for and didn't just put everything down to my weight which had been brought up many times before. He was very professional, explained everything to me, he felt acupuncture wouldn't help me long term so offered laser treatment. I was so grateful to at last have someone listen to me and offer something to help rather than being told we don't know how to treat you. I didn't know what the laser treatment was and David explained it all in lay mans terms so I understood. I have had 5 treatments so far and even after my 1st treatment of only an hr I left feeling positive, hopeful and in less pain than I had went in. David has given me a new lease of life in a very short time. I cant believe the difference in my pain levels in such a short time. I have now reduced my med medication, I'm reducing , usage and reliance on my crutches and try walking without them, I haven't needed to use my tens machines, I am managing stairs much better and are able to do things with the kids now. I still have some pain but its drastically reduced and I no longer wake during the night in pain. David has suggested I have 1 more weekly treatment then go to fortnightly and then to monthly and take from there. I am now looking forward to getting back to enjoying things I used to be able to do and have a near enough pain free life and its all thanks to David. I cant believe the difference in my pain and I cant thank him enough. People can be sceptical to trying alternative therapies but I have been there and bought the shop on trying different techniques and aids to help. I would advise anyone who is suffering and feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel like me to get in touch with David and I'm sure he will be able to help elevate some of your suffering like he has for me. I have already recommended him to my sister and a colleague. I would highly recommend David to everyone. He has also recommended a fellow specialist to help with my feet problem which is fab.
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Drysdale Osteopathy • Osteopathy and Work

Are you fit for Work?

Occupational injuries account for millions of working days lost in Britain every year. No matter whether your work is in the office or outside you need to be able to cope with the demands put on your body by the type of work that you do.

Manual work carries the inherent risk of injury caused by heavy and often awkward lifting, over stretching, and often periods of prolonged bending causing back and disc injuries, sciatica and muscle strains.

Osteopathy, Work, Posture, InjuriesIn the office where computer use is common, there are dangers of developing bad posture, which lead to headaches, neck and back problems, tiredness, repetitive strain injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Those who drive for a living need to be aware of their driving position, as it affects not only their neck, back and shoulders, but also their hips, knees and feet.

When you are sitting for long periods of time, you tend to lean forwards, slump, and develop a bad posture. This affects you in many detrimental ways.

The muscles at the front of the neck shorten, the muscles at the back and sides of the neck tighten and lift, the nerves and blood vessels become compressed and the nerve/blood supply to the arm is diminished. This is very common with computer users, many who have very poor work station arrangements.

The diaphragm, the muscle that divides your chest and abdomen, does not move as well as it should, breathing and digestion are affected. This can lead to tiredness and digestive problems.

It is important to take breaks, move around and breath properly, allowing your diaphragm to move normally.

For the Employee.

Going to see an Osteopath demonstrates to your boss that you are taking an active role in trying to improve your health and reduce your risk of injury. An Osteopath will help you look at the style of work that you do and help you find ways of improving the situation and how to help prevent a recurrence of your injuries. You will be given treatment and offered advice on posture and lifting.

For the Employer.

Osteopathic treatment will usually help to resolve work related injuries earlier so that your workforce is more efficient and productive and it will time off through ill health. Some companies already benefit from using an Osteopath as part of their care program for employees, thereby improving company morale.

Useful Tips.
  • Take frequent short breaks away from the desk and computer to help avoid back, neck and eye strain.
  • Make sure if you are driving that you take time to stop, get out of your vehicle, walk around, stretch and do some exercises for a few minutes every hour or so.
  • When lifting at work, judge whether you manage the load or if you need help. Never be afraid to ask for assistance.

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