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Kyphosis, round shoulders and dowagers hump

Kyphosis, round shoulders does not necessarily mean you have fractures in the thoracic vertebrae. Sometimes these habits go all the way back to childhood when you sat slumped in your school desk or on the couch. Or you might have developed a slouching posture because you grew taller than your peers at an early age, [...]

Forward head posture & headaches

Is there a link between forwarding head posture and headaches? If your head is forward the tight shortened muscles at the front of the neck will be the scalenes and sternocleidomastoid. They directly contribute to the forward pull of the head, tightness in the upper trapezius (top of the shoulder), chest and deltoids typically also contribute [...]

Uncle Fester, angry liver & my dark eye circles

As many of therapist colleagues continue to overwork, there is something they all have in common - "Dark rings or racoon eyes"- aka Uncle Fester , The Munsters.  I've seen many a physio and also close family relatives and friends with this condition.  It's is especially common in the Asian community and is always advertised [...]

The rescuer archetype – Is this you?

As we start 2018, do you feel grounded, healthy, pain-free and able to give the best you can to work, family and yourself? If not, it's only you who can change your own story. Perhaps you're following the same pattern as your parents. If your a parent are your children following your same habitual pain [...]

Sibo’s top ten christmas survival tips

What on earth is Sibo I thought? On a recent GIT  (Gastrointestinal tract) this word came up. It sounded like a U.F.O was invading my intestines. Sibo stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Most of us have it but ignore the symptoms until they become a disease or illness. As you know I have a [...]

Your gut, organs and back pain – the missing link.

The organs, emotions and the body's connective tissues including bones, muscles, ligaments are all neurally connected both way. In my 25 years plus of teaching experience I have found that exercise, pilates, yoga, and movement will really help some clients with back pain. However, if the pain continues to reside, there is a bigger picture on [...]

Help my child has Autism!

Autism is on the rise, so many parents and colleagues are telling me that their child has Autism. EVERY one of us is on the autistic spectrum: We all experience key symptoms 'just to varying degrees'. Apart from childhood learning disabilities autism, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and various learning and behavioural problems all are connected with [...]

IBS & the depression link – Part 2

You've heard me say: "Stinking poops, stinking thoughts!". What do I mean by this? Did you know that the brain and gut develop from the same part of the human embryo and therefore share many nerve endings and chemical transmitters? This explains why GIT (Gastro, intestinal tract) symptoms result from emotional stimulants. Nearly every chemical that [...]

Depression & the fungus link

When researching the figures for 2017 on depression in the UK. The Office for National statistics could not provide specific statistics, however, the charity 'MIND' was more helpful. Nowhere in my research could I find education on the gut-brain and its key link to depression. As BBC 'Doctor in the house' pioneer Dr.Chattergee pioneers to [...]

Holly Willoughby’s Pilates routine & the spot reduction myth

Over the last few weeks, my phone has not stopped going. Holly Willoughby has lost an incredible lot of weight and allegedly owes it all to Pilates reformer apparatus and mat with Pilates guru teacher Lynne Robinson.  Lynne is the celebrity teacher to the stars including Elizabeth Hurley and Sophie Dahl. Mother of three Holly [...]

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