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BackActive is an Osteopathic, Movement and Health clinic based in Littlehampton. Dedicated to not on BackActive is my passion.
My name is Jacqui and I have been a successful practicing Osteopath for 10 years and having recently moved to Littlehampton wanted to work closer to home, so Back Active was born. My passion is helping people move better, or help to fulfill their potential. Prior to being an Osteopath I worked as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist so I have a wealth of experience in exercise and rehabilitation. I am always updating my knowledge and skills and offer a wide range of tools to help you.
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Shockwave therapy is a clinically proven emerging therapy that helps with tendon and fascia pain. If you’ve been struggling for a while and seemingly tried everything else then Shockwave therapy might just be for you. Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, Achilles pain & plantar fasciitis all respond well. Give me a text if you want to chat more about it.
BackActive BackActive is an Osteopathic, Movement and Health clinic based in Littlehampton. Dedicated to not only treating aches and pains but helping restore your health.
Don’t let a sports injury stop you working out or doing what you enjoy. Here’s a short guide to common injuries. Getting the correct diagnosis and treatment will facilitate your body healing.
Sprains. Injuries to ligaments, the fibrous connective tissues that connect one bone to another. In first-degree sprains, the ligament is stretched; in second-degree sprains, some fibers are torn; in third-degree sprains, most or all of the fibers are torn. In general, first-degree sprains produce only pain and swelling, second-degree injuries are often accompanied by weakness and bluish discoloration due to bleeding, and third-degree sprains produce severe weakness and decreased mobility.
Strains. Injuries to muscles or tendons, the fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones. Commonly known as muscle pulls, strains also come in first-, second-, and third-degree varieties. Like sprains, strains are usually caused by a misstep or fall that places excessive force on a tendon or muscle, so that fibers are stretched or torn.
Tendinitis or tendinopathy. Inflammation of a tendon, often caused by overuse or poor body mechanics. Pain is the major symptom, but warmth, swelling, and redness may occur. The pain is typically most severe at the start of exercise; it eases up during exercise, only to return with a vengeance afterward.
Fasciitis. Inflammation of the layer of fibrous tissue that covers many muscles and tendons. Overuse is often to blame. A common example is plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the sole of the foot, which plagues many walkers and runners.
Bursitis. Inflammation of the small, fluid-like sacs that cushion joints, muscles, or bones like miniature shock absorbers.
Arthritis and synovitis. Inflammation of a joint (arthritis) or the membrane that surrounds it (synovitis). Like bursitis, joint inflammation often occurs without being triggered by exercise, but both problems can also result from overuse or trauma. Pain and swelling (“water on the knee,” for example) are common symptoms.
Dislocations. Often very painful and disabling, dislocations occur when bones slip out of their proper alignment in a joint. A deformity is often visible, and the joint is unable to move.
Fractures. A disruption in the continuity and integrity of a bone. Except for broken toes and stress (hairline) fractures, nearly all fractures require skilled medical management.
Contusions. Bleeding into tissues caused by direct trauma — the “black and blue.”
Muscle cramps and spasms. Unduly strong and sustained muscle contractions that can be very painful (the “charley horse”). Gentle stretching will help relieve cramps; hydration and good conditioning help prevent them.
Shockwave treatment for Achilles tendon problems has been clinically proven to help reduce pain and increase function. Like everything, it’s not magic and it works best when combined with the right exercises. Drop me a message if your struggling with this horrible injury.
Wimbledon is just around the corner and it’s the time of year we dust off our rackets and hit the court. Then the dreaded tennis elbow rears it’s ugly head. Come and see me for shockwave therapy. A clinically proven effective treatment for this ridiculously painful condition.
I’ve spent the last 9+ years of my life treating patients as a physical therapist in an outpatient setting for various orthopedic conditions, the vast majority of which related to pain. Way more often than not the patient was taking some form of an anti inflammatory, either OTC or Rx’d from a doctor, especially those who had pain for greater than a couple months. Some were taking 800mg IBP every single day or even twice a day. Some on naproxen or mobic. From what you just learned in this video, you can see why I have turned to social media to try and reach a broader audience. NSAIDs have largely kept physical therapy practice in business… but honestly my job would be a lot easier if patients were not on this drug, because their response to treatment would be more effective. There is a large link between NSAIDs and chronic pain, and the research is becoming more clear every year. A recent article published in the journal Science Translational Medicine connects neutrophils, a form of white blood cell, and it’s protection against the development of chronic pain. Go check it out. I plan to post more on this topic if there is interest. Let me know your thoughts as always⬇️⬇️ #chronicpain #inflammationrelief #advil #ibuprofen #antiinflammatory #naturalhealing
"Caught this little sucker in my basement this morning. But then as I looked into his pathetic, cute little face, I began to question this entitlement I had to whether another creature should continue existing or not just because he had been occupying the same space as me...
Long story short: I caught a mouse in my basement, stared at it for a really long time, and then walked it to the park. We are all blessed to share this air today... breathe deep."
Spend 5 minutes as you get up to move your body. Doesn’t have to be crazy hard or fast or held for long periods of time.
☀️ Morning Mobility ☀️ @endbackpain 👩🏽🦯Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt stiff and sore? Well this routine is for you! 👊🏼 🤷🏻♂️Whether you’re looking to stay limber, take on the day, stretch out your sore back, or simply get out of bed without pain here is a 5 minute routine to make this possible. 🛌 When we move first thing in the morning we are “priming” our joints, muscles and spine for the daily stressors we will face throughout the day. This also initiates our nervous system to allow our brain 🧠 and body🧍🏽♀️to work in unison to start your day off feeling ready to take on the world 🌎 👵🏽 As our grandma used to say: 5️⃣ minutes a day keeps the back pain away! 🎶 Wake up, move your body - this is how we like to party 🤘🏼 By @physio.brothers . . . . . #mobility #mobilitywork #mobilitydrills #mondaymobility #lowbackpainrelief #lowbackpain #mobilitywarmup #morningmobility #bedyoga #movementismedicine #movementtraining #morningstretches #morningroutine #morningmovement #mobilitymornings #backmobility #hipmobility #backpainexercises #backpainrehab #backpainrelief
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90 years old. OMG what an inspiration. Movement is medicine.
TCS London Marathon on Twitter “Completing a marathon at 90-years-old 🤯 This is David Picksley and he was the oldest finisher of the 43rd London Marathon! Age is just a number, you're an inspiration David 👏 ”
Easy to do when your back is stiff.
[P]rehab®️ on Instagram: "When dealing with low back discomfort it is CRUCIAL to find ways to move within your tolerance. The worst thing you can do for your back is play the waiting game and do nothing. All these exercises will address low back.. 564 Likes, 4 Comments - [P]rehab®️ () on Instagram: "When dealing with low back discomfort it is CRUCIAL to find ways to move within your tolerance. The worst thing you can do for your back is play the waiting game and do nothing. All these exercises will address low back mobility. ...
Dr. Jacob ⚕️the Mobility Mamba on Instagram: "Knee pain and runners knee👎 . Or even pain with walking. We can a lot of times attribute knee pain to poor mechanics either from strength of the knee itself, or the joints above and below. Thoracic Dr. Jacob ⚕️the Mobility Mamba shared a post on Instagram: "Knee pain and runners knee👎 . Or even pain with walking. We can a lot of times attribute knee pain to poor mechanics either from strength of the knee itself, or the joints above and below. Thoracic mobility or lack-there-of can play ...
Available with me at BackActive. Great results when used with an exercise protocol to return to full fitness.
Non-surgical interventions for using shockwave therapy
The EMS 560 Primo Radial unit has treatment suggestions for a safe, non-invasive and fast methods to treat superficial orthopedic conditions
Only if you are interested! A nice article explaining disc problems in the pesky back
How a Disc Becomes Painful Age-related changes in a spinal disc structure may lead to inflammation or irritation in the sparse nerve endings that lie in the outer ring of the disc.
Dr. Jacob ⚕️the Mobility Mamba on Instagram: "Do these in break today☝️ . Easy enough right? They work! Grab the side of the chair and get moving! Every 30 minutes at the very least we should be changing up our position. . I’ve been in the. Dr. Jacob ⚕️the Mobility Mamba shared a post on Instagram: "Do these in break today☝️ . Easy enough right? They work! Grab the side of the chair and get moving! Every 30 minutes at the very least we should be changing up our position. . I’ve been in the physical therapy industry for 10 yea...
There seems to be a lot of deck chair slumping and sun lounger lounging going on just now in this gorgeous weather.
Here is 7 minutes of movements to counter act the effects. Only 7 minutes!
But only do the movements if they don’t cause pain. If it causes pain it isn’t right and you should seek advice.
"I just don't know why I can't stick at exercise I really want to but it just never seems to happen"...
People often think it is a question of motivation or willpower that's stopping them getting back to exercise and sticking with it. Yet, every day in the clinic I see people who have struggled to stick at exercise, their motivation is often extremely strong and indeed their willpower can often be pretty impressive too. However, we know that even if we have a very strong reason "why" to do something and our motivation is through the roof, our willpower is variable. It is not immune to external factors and at some point in the day, sometimes even first thing in the day, we may feel that we literally cannot do the thing that we have been putting off. We just don't have the will, however much deep down we know we should or do deeply want to - our willpower has just been soooo depleted the idea of doing the task in hand is just too much for us. And this is often how people end up not exercising. Life just catches up with them. You can visualise and manifest all you like but unless you have the willpower to complete consistently day in day out (which by the way pretty much no-one has because none of us live in a vacuum) then we need something else to rely on... and that my friends, as you may know, is habit.
Another Monday. Another fabulous start to the week. Thank you Janet Milner and Linda Sansom for my gifts that make me smile.
3 surprising ways to avoid back pain As a health professional, I think that more people should know more about their bodies, and should be able to easily access research-led, experience-based information that can help them every day. I’ll be honest I don’t love a lot of the wellness info I read on social media, because I think quit...
What a fabulous way to start the week. Home grown, hand picked and delivered unique tulips from Steph Fuller, on Instagram . Thank you so much. Hope you feel better. Happy Monday everybody
Good news if you suffer from tennis elbow, Achilles or Patella tendon problems & plantar fascia pain. Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave therapy (to give it its proper name!) is proven to help alleviate the pain and help return you to the things you love doing quicker. But the best news is that I will be offering this as part of Osteopathic treatment during May, June and July. Shockwave therapy is often offered as a separate treatment at a higher price. Often making it difficult to afford. I want to help as many people as I can and make it affordable as it is such a great treatment.
Alongside the treatment you get a rehabilitation plan to help get you back to your old self as quickly as possible. Give me a call or email me for more information.
www Backactive org [email protected]/ 07974 005676
A lot to digest but essential saying inactivity is correlated to disc degeneration. Get moving people.
Long-term effect of physical inactivity on thoracic and lumbar disc degeneration-an MRI-based analysis of 385 individuals from the general population - PubMed Degree of physical inactivity as measured over a time period of 14 years demonstrated a strong correlation with disc degeneration of the thoracic and lumbar spine.
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Plantar Fasciitis affects 1 in 10 people and women are 2:1 more likely to suffer. It can be really debilitating and there are many factors including overuse, poor biomechanics, weight changes, hormonal, footwear and more!
Traditional approaches include activity modification, hands on treatment, orthotics, taping, stretching and so on but often this fails. When this is the case Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy gets very good results.
NICE (National institute for health and clinical excellence) deems it safe and effective and found the following from studies.
In a study of 172 patients, the average reduction in pain score at 3 months was greater in patients who had the procedure (112 patients) than in those who had the placebo treatment (56 patients).
In a study of 149 patients, 69% of patients who had the procedure reported an ‘excellent’ result (no heel pain), whereas all patients who had conventional treatment reported some pain, after an average of 64 months.
If you have suffered or know somebody that has been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis for a long time give me a call and find out if Shockwave may be able to help you.
Drop me an email [email protected] or call/text 07974 005676 to find out more.
Achilles’ tendon pain is normally an overuse injury that affects people and athletes of all ages. The tendon can become thickened and swollen and very painful during and after exercise. Resting doesn’t always seem to do the trick and many people find it is a problem that lingers for months and months and stops them being able to do what they want to do.
Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave therapy is a safe non-surgical intervention that can help. There are many studies and research papers that show how effective it can be when used alongside exercise progression and manual therapy.
A probe is placed over the painful area and shockwave pulses target the area over a course of 4-8 treatments taken at weekly intervals. The shockwave instigates your body’s own healing response by taking the tissue back to an inflammatory phase. It is non-invasive, takes minutes to apply and works best when any other contributing factors are addressed.
PM me for more information or to book an appointment
Do you know anybody suffering with long term Achilles pain? Or Rotator cuff pain? Or patella tendon pain that just won’t get better?
Radial shockwave therapy might just make the difference. Research studies show it be highly effective. And it’s now available in the clinic.
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According to Bill Bryson in The Body, exercise strengthens bones, boosts your immune system, nurtures hormones, lessens the risk of getting diabetes and a number of cancers (including breast and colorectal) improves your mood and even staves off senility.
Merry and peaceful Christmas to all of my patients and friends I have had the joy of working with over the past year. Backactive is taking a siesta now until the 28th December. 🎄 🤶 See you all soon.
Getting ready for 2022 with my super duper EMS shockwave machine for all those nasty tendon and fascial pains that just won’t go away. Latest technology and backed with scientific research. Training completed. Can’t wait to be able to help lots more people.
It’s that time of year again 🤶 🎄 🎉 busy busy busy. With added COVID pressure! If you need an appointment before Christmas get in touch asap. Due to last minute cancellations I have a couple of slots become available tomorrow and on Thursday and only 1 next week on Monday.
Simple and effective ❤️
So my client comes in today and tells me he has knee pain when running. We have done some work on this before and things had been going well, so I am surprised.
I take a look at him run, and see that his movement impulse seems more vertical than horizontal, more pogo stick that hovercraft. I mention this and wonder how it would be to think of gliding over the ground, rather than absorbing into the knee. He identified that he had really focused on the concertina action at hip snd knee that we had spoken of previously.
Ah, it all made sense - this was a component that we had needed to remind the hip and knee to share support forces, but the sense and intention for the running itself is to flow forward over the ground. Equipped just with that, he had another go. Instant and significant knee pain reduction by being the hovercraft rather than the pogo stick. Ahhh.
Let’s keep it simple and let our amazing cerebellum organise us to embody the spirit of the movement.
Nice article about joint cracking and manipulation.
I am fascinated that the rehab, health and fitness industries still demonise certain muscles and glorify others.
Fundamentally, all of your muscles have a role to play. Some are made for power, others for fine tuning, proprioception or force transmission. They each have roles that they are perfectly designed to fulfil.
If something is grumpy, and something else seems lazy, mostly it comes down to how you are using yourself. That means movement. Mindful movement, connected movement, coordinated, efficient, just-the-right-amount-for-the-job movement. Don't just exercise hard: move beautifully!
How many hours a day are you sitting down?
Just a thought on Expectations.
I haven’t posted for a while but recently I’ve had a few thoughts on how expectations weigh up against the outcome of treatment. We live in a “fast food world” where everything is instant and immediate. Food can be served hot in 60 seconds, painkillers can reduce pain in 20 minutes and we can speak to people halfway around the world in a heartbeat.
This sense of speed reflects our pace of life and so it transfers into clinic, whether it’s Osteopathy, Phsyiotherapy, Chiropractic or any manual therapy.
And whilst the world has speeded up, our bodies still need time to heal when they are under the weather. The body needs time to allow its healing mechanisms to kick in. Cells need time to repair. And all this whilst we continue to work & play, likely putting these healing mechanisms under pressure. Don’t get me started on stress and the impact this has on healing! Our beliefs and expectations play a part in healing.
Being stressed and expecting a quick fix often doesn’t help as this leads to disappointment and possibly a reduction in happy helpful hormones that facilitate healing. Give your body a break when you’re injured. Seek advice. Follow a plan. Lower your expectations. No, sorry don’t lower them, realign them to realistic. Just a thought. Happy summer people ☺️.
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