Osteoarthritis of The Knee – A Help Guide To Keeping Moving

Knee pain affects nearly 50% of people over the age of 50, and in 25% of those people it becomes a long-term problem although it can occur at any time of life. The pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee can significantly reduce your quality of life, your experiences with your family and impact on […]

6 Sleep Strategies For Back Pain Sufferers

How many nights have you spent tossing and turning with back pain often brought on by strain from bad posture, trying every position possible to get comfortable and getting up the next morning feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed? Worse still, you spend the next day feeling irritable and weary, only to […]

14 Tips For Your Marathon D-Day

1. Taper Tapering before a race is reducing the amount and intensity of your training in the weeks prior to your event to ensure you peak for the event. This is necessary to allow full recovery of the shock absorbing capacity of the trained muscles. The general advice given from studies states that training should […]

Why Have I Got Back Pain?

Mrs Dunne (not her real name) came to see me with back pain but she couldn’t understand why she had it, as she was always active, and she hadn’t lifted anything heavy or from an awkward position recently. Yesterday she found it difficult to get out of bed and so decided to see me her […]

Christmas is Back!

Yes it is a play on words, but carrying heavy bags and the whole stress of Christmas can be a real strain on our backs, shoulders and necks. The stress of it can also bring on headaches. Father Christmas really does need to be fit to visit so many places let alone squeeze through those […]

BackCare Week

Office workers are being encouraged to take care of their backs to ease back pain as part of this year’s BackCare Awareness Week which runs between 6 – 10 October According to a BackCare survey half of us are affected by back pain and 7.6 million working days were lost due to work-related back pain […]

A glass of milk a day may delay knee osteoarthritis in women

Osteoarthritis (OA, wear and tear) of the knee currently has no cure but new research shows that drinking milk every day has been linked to reduced progression of the disease in women. Research published in the American College of Rheumatology journal Arthritis Care and Research showed that women who regularly drank low-fat or fat free […]

Running or Jogging – is it bad for your joints?

More of us are taking up running than ever before in the UK. But is it bad for your joints – especially knees & hips? Scientists have struggled to find a conclusive link between activity and osteoarthritis, in fact some believe that running offers some protection for joints. Runners hit the ground with about 8 […]

Back Care Awareness week 7-11 October 2013

This week is National Back Care Awareness Week and is focusing on Caring for Carers. There are around 6.5 milion unpaid carers in the UK who frequently put the needs of others before their own, sometimes sacrificing their own health and wellbeing. In a recent survey 83% of carers reported that their caring responsibilities had […]

Stop That Pain in the Neck

            Osteopathy can help neck and shoulder problems. Osteopaths regularly treat neck or shoulder pain and stiffness. Injury may come from whiplash, osteoarthritis or even just sleeping awkwardly. Trapped nerves can also sometimes cause pins and needles in the arm or hand. However if you also feel unwell, have a […]

The Mill Clinic Website is now Live!

The Mill Clinic website www.themillclinic.co.uk is now live. So you can now find out about all the therapies available at the clinic. The team at The Mill Clinic can provide natural health and wellbeing to you from head to toe! We have Podiatry (Chiropody), deep tissue and sports massage, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and counselling and of […]

Bring me sunshine…. and Vitamin D

We are all fed up with the dismal weather, it’s May for goodness sake, this morning it was raining and 5°C! As soon as the sun finally comes out we all need to get out and soak up it’s rays, not only does it make us feel happier but it’s really important we get our […]

Podiatrists (Chiropodists) Join The Mill Clinic

A big welcome to The Mill Clinic to Linda Russell and Vivienne Bennett who are Podiatrists (they used to be called Chiropodists). They basically deal with all problems associated with feet! I’ll be posting more details on what they can do in a later blog, But if you want to book an appointment with them […]

The Mill Clinic, South Darenth, Open 6 days a week

We now have Osteopathic treatment available 6 days a week. The Osteopath Gisela Enders is now working all day Saturday. I am available 5 days a week. We also have a receptionist answering your calls Monday to Friday, during the weekend (or if you love talking to answer phone) you can leave a message on […]

The Mill Clinic, South Darenth, Dartford Now Open!

Our new website has been redesigned to help our customers find the information they

Nordic Walking – twice as effective than ordinary walking!

Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do…. twice as effective!! Nordic Walking uses poles in order to add two major benefits to walking The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs The poles help to propel the walker […]

Back to Gardening – Tips for a healthy back

At last! It’s time to sort the garden out before the long hot summer. (I’m always an optimist!). It’s easy to overdo it. You really don’t need to dig up the whole garden in the one weekend, even if the seedlings are taking over the kitchen. Even if you are not a gardener almost all […]