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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a method of treatment used in physiotherapy to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions but primarily it is used to treat tendinopathies. A shock wave is an intense but short energy wave travelling faster than the speed...

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Cold Water Swimming

Cold Water Swimming

Have you noticed more and more people you speak to are raving about cold water swimming? Cold water swimming seems to divide people into clear followers or abstainers, but what is it that makes the followers so addicted to it? As we head into winter, we thought it’d...

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Why do muscles feel tight?

Why do muscles feel tight?

The feeling happens when we unconsciously perceive that there is threatening condition in the muscles that needs a movement correction. So what is the threatening condition that a feeling of tightness is trying to warn us about? The absence of adequate rest or blood...

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EXERCISE IN PREGNANCY

EXERCISE IN PREGNANCY

What exercise should I be doing in pregnancy? What is safe? What is not? This is a question that we get all the time from clients that are wanting to be as healthy as possible before, during and after their pregnancy. There are a lot of consistent changes across the...

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ERGONOMICS

ERGONOMICS

With so many of us working from home, and perhaps for longer hours than we usually would, our home office set up is more important than ever. Over the last year, I have certainly seen an increased number of patients suffering from spinal pain as a direct result from a...

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AVOIDING A RUNNING INJURY DURING LOCKDOWN

AVOIDING A RUNNING INJURY DURING LOCKDOWN

Picture the scene; for months you’ve been training hard, pounding the pavements during those dark winter nights and gritting your teeth through sideways raid. Hitting the gym for those hard strength and conditioning sessions and avoiding the naughty temptations of a...

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The Epidemic of Modern Life

The Epidemic of Modern Life

We are in an epidemic of fast paced life, always being connected and demands on our time from work, family and life. Our bodies were not designed for this constant over attention and stimulation and this constant medium level of stress. Negative effects include...

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Hypermobility

Hypermobility

Hypermobility is starting to become more well recognised. Hypermobility is a genetic condition affecting between 20-30% females and 10-15% males, although these numbers vary widely.  Different ethnic backgrounds will have higher levels of hypermobility than the...

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Fit To Sit

Fit To Sit

In our computer driven society we have moved away from the active roles and are spending more time sitting. As humans we have evolved from hunter gatherers and we are progressing towards a more inactive society where the incidental exercise we do is diminishing. Our...

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