31 Jan

Pilates: A Focus on Thoracic Mobility Exercises

Did you know that good thoracic mobility is vital for the neck, low back and shoulder girdle to function normally. Stiffness in this area can lead to pain and a wide range of injuries of the spine and shoulders. This 10 minute programme will work wonders to increase your flexibility in this area.

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21 Jan

Corticosteroid Injections – Some facts behind the myths!

  At some point many of us have had or heard of someone who has had a corticosteroid “cortisone” injection.  In my talks with patients over the years cortisone can often get a ‘bad rap’ if they have had a negative experience (i.e. it was ineffective or painful!) The truth is, if used correctly and […]

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04 Dec

Terrible, Dreadful, Painful Shin Splints…..

  What are Shin Splints? Many athletes that rely on their legs as key pieces of equipment, such as runners or dancers, are prone to injuries in this area. Whether you’re new to these activities or a seasoned pro, anyone can fall victim to sore shins. This pain is often found down the inner (medial) […]

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03 Dec

Are you on Santa’s NAUGHTY or NICE list?

  Christmas is right around the corner but have you been naughty or nice this year? In this post we’re talking you through our naughty and nice list for your body to help keep you injury free this festive season. Ho ho ho, here we go! NAUGHTY  – Unsupportive Winter Boots When it starts getting […]

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09 Nov

What Can I Do If I’m Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis?

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and is caused by when a band of tissue in the foot, known as the plantar fascia, is damaged and thickens. The plantar fascia is a flat band of connective tissue that provides support for the arch of the foot and […]

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06 Sep

Sitting is the new smoking! Sitting kills! – Adam Recsetar

The accusations against a sedentary lifestyle are piling up. Modern day life encourages inactivity, and sitting for extended periods is linked to chronic disease and wreaks havoc on your spine. Working environments that encourage employees to sit for hours on end are one of the main contributing factors to this problem! And whilst being tied […]

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21 Aug

What Every Runner Needs To Know About Pilates….

WHAT EVERY RUNNER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT PILATES…. WHAT IS PILATES? Pilates is often compared to yoga, but they actually have very different backgrounds. While yoga is a centuries-old practice with close links to spirituality, Pilates is a mind and body conditioning technique developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. Pilates is a balanced blend […]

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28 Jul

Low Back Pain – How Can We Help? by Brogan Lawrie

In the UK, 4 out of every 5 people experience low back pain at some point in their life. Such a large number of patients request lower back pain relief that it accounts for 9% of adult GP visits and is one of the leading causes of disability. Some people experience an uncomplicated ache that […]

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28 Jul

Taking Care in the Garden… by Adam Recsetar

Many of us see this time of the year as a good opportunity to take to our gardens armed with a shovel and trowel in order to give the garden a tidy up. What we don’t realise is how much of a strain tackling those overgrown bushes and nasty weeds can put on our bodies. […]

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15 Jun

Beware – ‘Flip Flop Season’ is here! by Helen Butterworth & Adam Recsetar

BEWARE OF THE FLIP FLOP! With the British summer just around the corner… overcast, rainy showers and intermittent sunshine, you are more than likely going to be digging out your summer wears in the near future! Before you get carried away though, you might want to consider the risk your flip flops may have to […]

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