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In the Wigan & Leigh area do I need to see a physiotherapist or an osteopath

George Morris Physiotherapy clinic has been established in the Wigan & Leigh area  for over 20 years. In addition to having highly qualified physiotherapist we also have a GOsC osteopath  on the  team. George & members of his physiotherapy team work alongside  an osteopath  and they understand all the speciality approaches, treatments   and techniques, …

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Osteopathy Overview

What is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor

Catherine is our resident osteopath at George Morris Physiotherapy Wigan. We are often asked what is the difference between and osteopath and a chiropractor. Based on what we’ve read, is there any difference? Does it matter which you should see? Well, let’s look at some differences        Chiropractors Chiropractors aim to help with …

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Osteopathy Overview

Wigan osteopath overview

Catherine is our resident osteopath located at our Wigan clinic explains about her profession   Osteopaths are  primary health care professionals, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders.  An osteopath works on the musculoskeletal tissues, including, bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. The aim of treatment is to  increase the mobility of …

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Top tips and exercises for fixing bad posture and back pain

Exercises to help ease a stiff and painful area in the upper back for people who work at a desk all day. Lye on your front and position your  arms out to the side at a 90-degree angle then straighten them above your head. Lye on your stomach, splay your arms out straight to the …

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Acupuncture in Wigan

Acupuncture is derived from ancient Chinese medicine but is used clinically by our physiotherapist & osteopath to help with both acute and chronic pain relief. Conventional acupuncture involves single-use sterilised needles of various widths, lengths, and metals to pierce the skin at particular trigger points on your body. A trigger point is a tight area …

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Osteopathy Overview

Our resident osteopath explains popping or slipping rib syndrome

VOLUME 5/ISSUE 1 JAN 2023 Catherine our resident osteopath in Wigan explains POPPING OR SLIPPING RIB SYNDROME   The rib cage There are twelve ribs located bilaterally from the thoracic spine to the sternum. Seven ribs connect directly to the sternum, three ribs attach via a common cartilage to the sternum and two ribs are …

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Lower back pain and exercises for a herniated disk

A person can get a herniated disk through heavy lifting, a sudden pressure on the back, or repetitive strenuous activities. Doing gentle exercises and stretches can help ease the pain and pressure of a herniated or slipped disk. These include gentle stretches such as lumbar rotations, piriformis , upper hamstring stretches and gluteal stretches. Strengthening …

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