Shoulder injuries, Headaches and TMJ

Browse through our collection of blog posts on the topic of shoulder injuries, headaches and temporomandibular disorder, written by our osteopaths here at Balanced Osteopathy. We are working to expand this collection very soon!

March 23, 2020

Today's blog post is for all of you that are currently working from home due to self isolating and social distancing during the coronavirus/ covid 19 pandemic. I'll be going over some strength exercises going forward but right now, let's focus on a few simple exercises you can do to help with shoulders, neck or upper back tension you may be feeling from working at an unusual set up at home.

1) Anterior scalenes stretch - the sc...

December 9, 2015


The festive period for many is often a cocktail of too much mulled wine and not enough water.. late nights and a flagging exercise routine, followed by a few nights sleeping on your mate's floor or in an unfamiliar bed (i don't need to know the details). I think some of these things are just inevitable over Christmas and although I advocate a healthy lifestyle, I'm also realistic and think it's good for the soul to let your h...

November 1, 2015

Do you have shoulder pain? Maybe it's a pain that has persisted for a long time, or a pain that's been stubborn and comes back as soon as you try to get back to sport from resting it for weeks? To understand how to properly rehab a shoulder or come back from injury, we first have to understand how a healthy shoulder works..

A Healthy Shoulder


The shoulder is a complex joint, it's built to be incredibly mobile - in fact the only...

January 24, 2015



Why do we get headaches from sitting at the computer?


Headaches often result from poor posture at your work station - rounded shoulders, short and tight muscles at the base of the skull and a jammed upper back.. sound familiar?


Osteopaths call this 'upper-crossed syndrome' and it describes a pattern where the muscles at the front of the chest get short and tight; the muscles of the upper back get weak and lengthened.. the kn...

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