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 majority of pregnancies but there are more changes that are … Read More

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 poor home office ergonomics. I wanted to share with you … Read More

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 bad diet. Then lockdown hits! The gyms are forced to close and you have more time at home. You … Read More

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 increase mental health issues, cardiac issues, gut health issues and musculoskeletal issues to name a few. … Read More

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 general population like Asian populations.  Most elite athletes are hypermobile or have a degree of peripheral hypermobility. It can be amazingly helpful in a … Read More

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 bodies were designed to be active and strong yet our basic levels of strength and … Read More