Should I change my running style?

Should I change my running style? Like everything in humans, the way we run naturally varies vastly from person to person. Some people will naturally put their heel down first (heel strike runners), and some will habitually plant the ball of their foot first (forefoot runners).  There has been some debate over the past few years as to which is … Read More

Relieve upper neck pain & headaches

Upper Neck pain can be very restricting and it can lead to persistent chronic headaches. We often see people with neck pain that have lost the ability to perform this little exercise. It’s a small and simple movement BUT carries a load of bang for it’s buck. This simple movement creates an opening between the joints, discs, muscles, ligaments and … Read More

Rotator cuff Pain – Get your reach back!

Shoulder pain and rotator cuff problems are very common and make reaching up painful. This exercise is a great place to start getting the shoulder muscles working overhead again.  Exercises shouldn’t increase your pain and if in doubt get it checked out! We help people AVOID injections, surgery for shoulder pain and frequently help people who have failed treatment elsewhere. … Read More

Migraine – aren’t they caused by stress?

Too many people are being led to believe that their headache or migraine is caused by stress or in relation to anxiety or depression People who are worst affected by headache and migraine are most often at risk of being given this label. We have had clients come to us having had 2-3 migraines per week for over 10 years. … Read More

What’s Causing My Headache?

Headaches can come on for numerous reasons.  Stress, fatigue, posture, alcohol, dehydration, certain foods high in nitrates, caffeine, infections, prolonged time in front of a screen and high blood pressure are all common factors which contribute to headaches.  BUT another REALLY  COMMON factor and often MASSIVELY under-diagnosed is to do with a problem in the upper neck which leads to … Read More

Knee Osteoarthritis – What to do…

Knee osteoarthritis – what is it and what should I do about it? Osteoarthritis is defined as “degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward”.  You may have had an x ray and been told you have “wear and tear”, “no cartilage left”, been reduced to “bone on bone”, have developed “spurs”, or been … Read More

When is pain OK in my hip & knee

When is pain OK??! “No pain, no gain” is the stoic attitude of some of our patients, many people coming in with the belief that physio “has to hurt” to get better.  There may be an element of truth in this but some people take it to the extreme and make themselves so sore it is hard to get better.  … Read More

Choose Which Spine You Would Like!

Look at the pictures images below – which spine would you like? Hmm…… Let me guess, I think we’d all choose the one on the left! It looks smooth, no rough bits, even spaces and just generally looks a better spine.. doesn’t it!?   It looks like a good spine healthy spine. What if I told you the scan of … Read More

Why having an MRI may cause more harm than good

It’s just a scan right? How can it cause harm?….  How can it be ‘Dangerous’?  Isn’t it a GOOD idea to get checked out?  It might sound a bit extreme right to say an MRI can cause harm or even be dangerous but what we are referring to is the INTERPRETATION of the scan and WHAT THIS LEADS YOU TO … Read More

Physio & Pilates After Pregnancy

Pregnancy and the following months post partum can be a real roller-coaster of a journey with the joy of having your new little one weighed up against the sleepless nights and the fact that at this point your body just doesn’t feel quite how it used to. Back pain, pelvic girdle pain and upper back pain are the most common … Read More