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Welcome to our videos page. Here you will find various home exercise and advice videos from members of the Northallerton Osteopaths team, as well as treatment videos and other videos relating to the clinic. Please subscribe to our Youtube channel to view all of our videos and be the first to be notified when we release new footage.


Osteopath Treatment - Low Back Pain and Hamstring Pain

Osteopathic treatment for a patient presenting with Low Back Pain and compensatory Hamstring pain
Treatment was tailored to the patient’s needs and will vary from patient to patient: 1. Myofascial Release Lumbar Erector Spinae, QL, Gluteus Medius, Piriformis and Hamstring muscles 2. Foraminal gapping, reinforced flexion and articulation to L3-S1 3. Thrust manipulation L5-S1 4. Gapping Sacro-illiac joint 5. Passive release Hamstring


Osteopath Treatment - Groin pain and Hip Flexor pain arising from pelvis

Osteopathic treatment for a patient presenting with chronic Groin pain and Hip Flexor pain and reoccurring muscular strains
Treatment was tailored to the patient’s needs and will vary from patient to patient: 1. Myofascial Release Adductors, Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus/Medius muscles 2. MET Adductor and Rectus Femoris muscles 3. Hip Harmonic Articlation 4. Sacro-illiac joint Articulation, Distraction, Traction and Functional Release


Acupuncture Treatment - Tennis Elbow

Here’s our osteopath Ross receiving acupuncture with our acupuncturist Stacey. Ross receives acupuncture every 2 months for his forearm and tennis elbow related pains as result of his hands-on work. He finds maintenance acupuncture sessions to be the best option when keeping his symptoms under control.


Osteopath Treatment - Anterior Hip Pain

Osteopathic treatment for a patient presenting with Right Anterior Hip pain and compensatory Left Gluteal pain.
Treatment was tailored to the patient’s needs: 1. Soft tissue inhibition to Hip Flexors (Rectus Femoris, TFL), Quadriceps and Glute Medius/Maximus 2. Muscle Energy Technique (MET) to Rectus Femoris 3. Traction & Articulation right Hip 4. Distraction & Articulation left Sacro-illiac joint 5. Prescribed stretches (Glute Medius + Rectus Femoris)


Osteopath Treatment - Scapulo-Thoracic Pain

Osteopathy treatment for a patient presenting with pain in the Scapula and Thoracic Spine.
Treatment talilored to the patient’s needs: 1. Articulation to T1-8 2. Soft tissue massage to Trapezius, Erector Spinae, Pec Minor 3. High Velocity Thrust manipulation T2-8 4. Exercises prescribed (Pectoral stretch)


Home Exercise - Morning routine for Low-Back stiffness

Morning routine for lower back pain and stiffness.
Try alternating between each exercise every 20 seconds, until you have done a total of 2 minutes on each exercise before getting out of bed on a morning.


1. Knee Hug (2min) 2. Windscreen Washers (2min).
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Home Exercise - Gardening warm up routine

Warm up routine for gardening, along with do's and don't's with low back pain in mind. Things to take away sticking to the 20 minute rule and avoiding repetition.
1. Knee Hugs 2. Windscreen Washers 3. Segmental Spinal Flexion 4. Dynamic Side Bends.
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Home Exercise - Low Back Pain - Dynamic QL Stretch

Low Back Pain- Dynamic Stretch for the Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscle.
This stretch can prove very effective when tension in the lower back is one sided. The benefit of changing the hand position from the side to the front of the thigh is that it allows the stretch to work it's way from the lateral fibres of the QL on the flank of the body, around to the posterior fibres of the Lumbar Erector Spinae muscles which are more posterior and central in the lower back.


If you cannot reproduce a stretch on one side of the lower back, perhaps it does not require stretching. Aim to establish symmetry within the lower back by only focusing on the areas that require stretching. This can prove very useful when addressing dysfunction in the lumbar spine and sacro-illiac joints. 10 reps x 5 for each angle that requires stretching.
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Home Exercise - Neck Stretch (Anterior-Posterior)

This video shows you how to stretch both the Anterior and Posterior structures of the neck.
Most patients present with pain in the back of the neck (posterior) or the side of the neck. However issues are often caused by the muscles in the front of the neck (anterior) as they become short and tight with a forward head posture. Whilst pain may be at the posterior, it is just as important to stretch the anterior neck so that the forward head posture can be reduced. As the head's alignment on top of the neck improves, less stress is put through the posterior structures which may lead to less pain felt there.


How to Stretch: 1. Side bend head away from the side in need of stretching 2. Tilt chin down towards chest to stretch POSTERIOR structures 3. Lift chin up to stretch ANTERIOR structures 4. To stretch the side of the neck, just look forwards.
Suggested sets each day: 1. 30secs x 4 - Posterior 2. 30secs x 4 - Anterior.
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Home Exercise - Upper Trapezius Myofascial Release

This video shows you how to Self-Myofascial Release your Upper Trapezius muscle, a common area for trigger points and tenderness in many patients.This is a useful exercise for those suffering with general tension, shoulder pain and/or neck pain. For almost all neck/shoulder issues that we treat we will take the Upper Trapezius into consideration as it plays such a pivotal role in the movement and support of these structures.

This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Home Exercise - Gluteal & Piriformis stretches

The Gluteals and Piriformis play a pivotal role in the biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine, SI and Hip joints. When dysfunction occurs within these joints, it is often that Gluteal and/or Piriformis dysfunction follows as a result. Whilst stretching alone may not be enough to correct the dysfunction within these joints, these are 5 stretches that may be prescribed to patients being treated for pain in the Lower back, SIJ or Hip.

1. Gluteus Maximus 2. Gluteus Medius 3. Lumbar Roll (Low Back and Gluteals) 4. Piriformis (Pigeon Pose) 5. Piriformis (Figure of 4). Different conditions usually require stretches of varying durations but may range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Improve your golf swing by increasing the movement at your T/L Junction

There is actually very little rotation offered from the Lumbar spine. The majority of spinal rotation comes from the Thoracic Spine. Golfers often get pain in the lower back if the T/L junction isn't moving correctly, because the lumbar spine has to do the rotation instead. As the lumbar spine doesn't offer much rotation anyway, pain often follows as the rotational stress through the lumbars is too great for them to handle. Whilst it hasn't helped Ross hit the ball any straighter, he is in less pain when he hits it into the trees!
1. 10 reps each side 2. Repeat 4 x per day.
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Home Exercise - Gluteal muscle Symmetry for Low-Back or SIJ Pain

This bridge/unilateral hip extension exercise may be used in the treatment of low back pain as it helps to establish symmetry within the Gluteal muscles (buttocks). The Gluteals play a pivotal role in the biomechanics of the lumbar spine and pelvis. With low back pain it's common for there to be a dysfunction in one of the Gluteal muscles - usually on the side of the lower back dysfunction.
1. Establish weaker side 2. Up to 10 reps on weaker side 3. Hold for 1 second at the top of each rep 4. Repeat 4 x per day.
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Condition Management - SIJ Pain and Dysfunction

Self management for pain and dysfunction arising from the Sacro-illiac joint. A common finding with Sacro-illiac dysfunction is for myofascial trigger points to be found on the same side as the dysfunction. See video and description for the muscles advised to pay attention to.


1. Glute Max-Piriformis trigger point release (3min) 2. Glute Med trigger point release (3min) 3. ITB trigger point release (3min) 4. Stretch Glute Max (2min) 5. Knee hug (2min) 6. Dynamic QL stretch (10 reps in 3 angles, x3) Repeat 2-3 times per week.
Additional exercises to consider - Piriformis stretch (2min).
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Condition Management - Acute Low-Back Pain

Here's a small routine to follow if you are currently suffering from an acute onset of low back pain.
An Acute Low-Back Pain episode may be one of several things; Slipped Disc/ Annular Tear, Facet Lock/ Irritation, SIJ Dysfunction, Ligament Sprain or Muscluar Strain.

Whilst this routine may not be appropriate for all diagnoses, due to it's simplicity it should not exaccerbate any of the above mentioned lower back conditions so long as the advice given is followed with care.
1. (under) 48hrs - Ice 20mins 2. (over) 48hrs - Contrast Bathing 20mins 3. Pelvic Tilts (2mins) 4. Knee Hugs (2mins) 5. Windscreen Washers (2mins)
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Condition Management - Ultimate guide to Supraspinatus Impingement

This is our longest and most comprehensive video. A self-help guide to the management of Supraspinatus Impingement, one of the most common Shoulder complaints we see.1. Diagnose 2. Cut out Aggravating Factors 3. Reduce Inflammation 4. Scapula Setting 5. Reduce Tension

1. Mid/Lower Traps activation - 10 second holds x 10 per day as well as during various stages throughout the day. 2. Mid Traps squeezes - 2 second hold, 10 reps x 4 per day. 3. Pendulum - minimum 2 minutes per day. 4. Myofascial release Upper Traps - 3 minutes x 2-3 per week. 5. 6. Myofascial release Pec Major/Minor - 3 minutes x 2-3 per week. 7. Myofascial release Rotator Cuff (Infrapsinatus/Teres) - 3 minutes x 2-3 per week. 8. Inibition to Supraspinatus attachment/ Deltoid - 2 minutes x 2-3 per week. This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Condition ManagementAcute Neck Pain

This video explains the steps to go through if you suffer from an acute onset of Neck Pain. The advice is quite broad as there are many different diagnoses for neck pain, an exercise which would suit one diagnosis may not suit another so it wouldn't be appropriate to include them all in this video.

1. Diagnose2.Reduce inflammation 3. Cut out aggravating factors 4. Increase mobility 5. Reduce tensionThis video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Condition Management - Hip Flexor stretch for Low Back Pain - Lumbar Facet Irritation

Stretch for the Hip Flexor muscles (Rectus Femoris/Psoas) in management for low-back pain caused by lumbar facet irritation. Spending a long time sitting down can increase the tension in the hip flexors. When standing, if there is too much tension in the anterior structures of the hip, they will pull the lumbar spine into extension and could cause Low-Back pain via Lumbar Facet Irritation.
Different conditions usually require stretches of varying durations but may range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
This video has been created as an online resource for patients of Northallerton Osteopaths. Patients instructed to follow this self-management routine have been instructed to do so by a registered Osteopath, in combination with their ongoing treatment. Please consult one of our Osteopaths before following this routine


Posture advice - Working from home

The key tips to take away are: 1. Centre of monitor is eye level 2. Obtain a seperate keyboard and mouse if possible 3. Keyboard close to stomach 4. Elbows bent at right angle 5. Elbows close to ribs 6. Shoulders back 7. Head held high and vertically stacked above neck


Sleeping Positions - Low Back Pain


Sleeping Positions - Neck Pain


Sleeping Positions - Sciatica


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