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COVID-19 Clinic Update: What To Expect 
We are no longer requiring patients to wear masks unless they choose to do so but will continue sanitising your hands on arrival and exit.

We are continuing to treat patients in full PPE and a window will remain open for ventilation in the treatment room.
Stronger Backs For 2022! Perfect Posture!
Lordotic Posture (Anterior Pelvic Tilt)

What is lordotic posture?

Everyone’s lumbar spine curves in a little to help buffer force up our spine when we move. Those with a lordotic posture have an excessive curve in this area of the back which causes their pelvis and head to tilt forwards and their bottom and tummy to protrude. 

This posture is also known commonly as anterior pelvic tilt, hollow or saddle back posture.

What causes lordotic posture?

Common causes of lordotic posture are:

  • Pregnancy due to the weight and positioning of the baby alongside associated ligament and muscle laxity
  • Wearing high heels
  • Regular prolonged sitting/driving where glutei and abdominal core muscles get weak and back extensors, hip flexors and hamstrings become too tight
  • Obesity
  • Hypermobility
  • Gymnastics and ballet
  • Spondylolisthesis - a condition where one vertebra slips forwards relative to another
  • Osteoporosis
What does having lordotic posture mean?

Lordotic posture is associated with:

  • A change in appearance: a pronounced tummy, lower back curve and bottom accompanied by a rounded upper back and a forward head posture
  • Difficulty finding clothes to fit the increased lower back curve properly
  • Reduced mobility, pain and muscle spasms in your neck, upper and lower back
  • Groin, hip and knee pain
  • Increased pressure on your lumbar disc which can result in inflammation (discitis), degeneration and herniation
  • Sciatica or weakness in 1 or both legs
  • Bladder and bowel issues
  • Balance and co-ordination issues
Do I have lordotic posture?

To check if you have lordotic posture, you can revisit Shani’s posture assessment video here or lie on your back/stand up against a wall and see how much distance there is between the floor/wall and your lower back.

How do I correct my lordotic posture?

If you have lordotic posture and want to work on correcting this at home we have some exercises to help! These exercises and more are also featured on our Youtube channel Building Strong BacksPerfect Posture!

Both the glute bridge and toe tap exercises are considered safe to do in the 1st trimester of a healthy pregnancy, but please contact the clinic on 01444 200 575 & if you are currently pregnant for advice prior to doing these exercises.

In this video Shani will take you through a glute bridge exercise that will target the muscles on the back, glutes, and hamstrings without placing pressure on the lower back!
Join Shani for a dead bug exercise! Dead bugs will target both your rectus and transverse abdominous, as well as your obliques and lower trapezius muscles.
In this video Hiisha will show you how to stretch your hip flexors and psoas muscles in both a sitting and standing position!
Join Hiisha for a standing and seated hamstring stretch! 
Half Price Osteopathy For Children!
Is your child suffering with pain or discomfort?
If your child is experiencing or you have concerns about your child’s pain and/or discomfort, why not book a half price consultation to find out what's going on...whether your child has pain from poor posture, carrying heavy bags, a sports injury or growing pains find out how we can help! 

We can treat a wide variety of conditions in children and teenagers, using very gentle techniques to bring their body into balance and improving overall function.  

Click here to book and take advantage of half an hour assessment with either Hiisha or Shani for just £32.50! 
Try Our Four Hand Technique Treatment Sessions!
We are offering joint cranial osteopathy sessions with both Jasi and Hiisha!
These sessions are an ideal way to maximise the effects of your treatment and benefit from the combined skills of two practitioners. 
Check out Hiisha’s video below for more information on four hand technique cranial osteopathy!
Four hand technique appointments with Jasi and Hiisha are available on Fridays.
To book please email or telephone the clinic on 01444 200 575.
Refer A Friend For £10 Off Your Appointment!
We are happy to announce our new referral offer for existing patients! Refer a friend to Bansel Osteopathy to get a £10 discount for both you and a friend for Osteopathy and Massage appointments with ShaniHiisha and Jackie!

£10 discount is applicable for the 1st appointment booked by new patient only.  To claim your discount please notify reception with the name of your referee on booking, and the discount will be applied to both sessions.  
You can reach reception via or telephone 01444 200 575.

Click here for online booking!
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Clinic Hours
Monday: 9am-5.30pm
Tuesday: 9am-1pm
Weds-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm

Address: Avondale House, 63 Sydney Road,
Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1QD
Tel: 01444 200 575

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