Alec Tinker Osteopath in Yorkshire – Back pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Injuries

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Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention...

Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month – May 2015
It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the usually strong supportive inner bone becomes thin, which can lead to bones becoming fragile and breaking easily, resulting in pain and disability. In the UK, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will fracture a [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions
It’s that time of year when we all think about our health. After the Christmas and New Year festivities we often feel guilty for over indulging on all that food, drink and Christmas TV.  This guilt leads to us deciding that this year will be the year we make a change – deciding to improve our health, lifestyles and wellbeing. We are a few wee [...]

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain
Here’s a nice statistic for you, throughout our lives over 90% of us will experience low back pain at some point. Low back pain has been extensively researched over the years and yet unfortunately there is still no magic pill, technique or exercise that will cure it.  However there are ways that the vast majority of back pain can be eased, an [...]

Barefoot running, weird and crazy or ...

Barefoot running, weird and crazy or normal and natural?
Today we live in a society of unhealthy overweight people. In the UK 65% of men and 58% of women are overweight and even more shockingly around three in ten boys and girls (aged 2-15) were classified as being overweight or obese in 2011. One of the ways the western world is trying to combat the obesity epidemic is through exercise.  Running h [...]

Osteopathy, is that bones?

Osteopathy, is that bones?
This is by far the most common response when I say what I do.  My usual reply is something along the lines of, “yes, but so much more. Put simply it’s a bit like in between a physio and a chiropractor.” (more…)