Are you Thriving or Surviving?

Mental Health Awareness Week this year focuses on not simply how many people live with metal health problems, but asks why so few of us thrive in good mental health on a daily basis. With an increasing number of us struggling to cope with everyday demands and living by just getting through the day; the aim of this awareness week  is to establish the difference between surviving and thriving, what the government can do in relation to mental health issues, and what steps we can take to thrive rather than just survive. […]

By |May 7th, 2017|Blog Post|1 Comment

How your body changes in Pregnancy

What happens to a woman’s body during pregnancy and the postnatal period and why it is important to stay fit and active?

During pregnancy many phenomenal changes occur to the body which causes alterations to the loading and requirements of the musculoskeletal system. These requirements that have developed over nine months are then dramatically changed again quite suddenly with delivery of the baby. It is truly a unique time for the body, when else in our lives does the body alter this much? […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Physiotherapy self-management advice for Lower Back Pain

In the recent NICE guidelines on low back pain, there was a strong emphasis on teaching the person how to look after themselves and their backs in order to encourage the body to heal and prevent recurrence.

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By |April 6th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Never too old to get BACK to health and fitness

These days a lot of our daily lives are spent doing very little physically. Technology has made it possible to operate much of our lives from the comfort of our arm chairs with the only physical effort required being that of a couple of presses of a button from our fingertips.

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By |April 3rd, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Emotional stress and chronic back pain

About 80% of us will experience back pain at some point, and for many people this becomes a long-term problem.

After a visit to the GP, they’ll probably take painkillers and anti-inflammatories, and try to get on with their lives. Some chronic sufferers may be offered surgery to help deal with the pain.

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By |April 3rd, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Clinical Massage Therapy and Back Pain

A tremendous amount of low back and lower extremity pain originates from muscle overuse and dysfunction, so it makes sense to look at muscle structures as a potential cause, this is where Massage Therapy comes in.

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By |April 3rd, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Pilates good for back pain

Several health care professionals recommend Pilates for those suffering with back pain. Yet how does Pilates help so many people who suffer with back pain?

Pilates is a gentle and effective way to help strengthen muscles to support the back. The Pilates exercises can easily be adapted, ideal if you are suffering with back pain, as it offers you options. Clinical Pilates are small classes, maximum of 12. To ensure everyone receives the adequate time and attention, especially with back pain.

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By |April 3rd, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Menopause

“Menopause is a consequence of reproductive ageing and follicular depletion (ovarian failure), yielding very low circulating oestrogen concentrations and biologically disadvantageous metabolic alterations.” [The Evolutionary origin and significance of Menopause www.ncti.gov/articles]
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By |March 21st, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Qi Gong – Exercise for Health

Currently, there is much in the news and media about the medical crisis facing the NHS and an ageing population in poor health with a high proportion of preventable illnesses that need high cost care and support. How can we enjoy our old age in good health without NHS bankruptcy?

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By |March 1st, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

An Acupuncturist’s honest opinion

Every year, the British Acupuncture Council devote a week to the promotion of acupuncture. You’ll see a rise of articles in the national press, local promotions, more feeds on social media. Sometimes a celebrity will be approached to act as a spokesperson. But why should this great push to understand acupuncture only happen once a year?

Acupuncture has so much to offer. Just within the last few months in my clinic I have seen it take away longstanding pain, help with emotional issues (including men’s), turn breech babies, help with digestive issues, cease menopausal hot flushes.
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By |March 1st, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments