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Swollen wheat belly & chronic inflammation

By | February 16th, 2018|gut, stress, sugar, tired, Wheat|

“Give us our daily bread” – Deuteronomy. Moses describes the promised Land as ‘a land of wheat, barley and vineyards’. Bread is central to religious rituals. Go into any major supermarket and you will see 68 feet of white bread, wholegrain bread, multi-grain bread, seven-grain bread, rye bread, pumpernickel, sourdough bread, bagels galore, cheese bread, [...]

Scoliosis & Posture – Part 1

By | January 31st, 2018|anatomy, tired|

There is an argument going around many movement and manual therapists saying  'If it's not broke don't fix it". The argument is based on medical papers which show that not all pain is postural related. However,  having worked with many elite athletes I have found they have obtained more than marginal gains by restoring their [...]

Everything starts with love…………………….

By | January 14th, 2018|Emotional Experience, love, pain|

Are you still looking in the mirror to confirm your beauty and love? We all suffer the ups and downs of life like Laird Hamilton surfing the big waves. One of the most fundamental challenges in life is to understand our relationships, both with ourselves and those around us. In my studies and work with clients, [...]

Why New years resolutions have become a joke

By | January 10th, 2018|accepting change, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Inspiration, life, Philsophy, stress, tired|

What's holding you back from making a permanent change this year whether it be in your work, private or family life?  The New Year’s tradition has become a sort of joke, but there’s something right about setting a goal for the coming year – to set your sights on self-improvement? Chek practitioner Jator Pierre suggests that [...]

Kyphosis, round shoulders and dowagers hump

By | December 7th, 2017|anatomy, connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, eccentric, pain|

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

By | December 7th, 2017|anatomy, connective tissue repair, Emotional Experience, pain, stress|

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

By | November 15th, 2017|connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, gut, pain, stress, sugar, tired|

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?

By | November 15th, 2017|accepting change, Emotional Experience, life, Philsophy|

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

By | November 15th, 2017|anatomy, back pain, carbohydrates, connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, Emotional Experience|

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.

By | November 3rd, 2017|back pain, connective tissue recovery, Emotional Experience, gut, Immune system, pain, stress, sugar, tired|

I've just returned from another two amazing courses on gut health and how 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. [...]