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Go for it in 2019- what are you waiting for?

It is vital to take action on your goals in life, rather than just daydreaming about them. In my 25+ years as a therapist, coach and movement teacher, it has always been important to me to continually keep learning and growing. I have just completed a two week intensive on the central nervous system and [...]

Why posture, discs and creep are connected

Creep is not about halloween, pumpkins and goblins. 'Creep' refers to the progressive deformation of bodily structures, which occur when the structures are under a constant load that they were not designed to handle. It's a neuromuscular response to static positions. If you have sat at a desk all day, had a long plane journey [...]

By | 2018-11-03T14:20:39+00:00 October 28th, 2018|anatomy, back pain, stress|0 Comments

Bare feet – Are these disappearing? Part 1

You may of seen me wearing these mad chicken type shoes in class. They are vibram five fingers . I have not seen many people wearing them. We are all sold trainers constantly by the media. We are shown the benefits of wearing so many of these shock absorbing shoes, usually sponsored medical papers by [...]

Heart shaped bottom syndrome & a bloating belly

Is this you? Upon waking your belly may be flat but by the end of the day it's bloated and enormous? You may also be suffering form flatulence and smelly poops. It's a very British thing that we don't want to talk about our bottoms and also do not want to be touched there in [...]

By | 2018-09-28T09:40:09+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|anatomy, back pain, Gluts, life, stress, sugar, tired|0 Comments

Being average and mediocracy – Do you accept?

The way you do anything is the way you do everything. What do I mean buy this? Are you settling for being mediocre in life? Are you giving your boss at work a mediocre performance, do you accept yourself mediocre standards?  We all have off days when we don't give our best and there is [...]

By | 2018-06-20T12:52:39+00:00 June 11th, 2018|accepting change, anatomy|0 Comments

Take seven breaths before making a decision

It is important to make decisions from a place of balance in your life, by taking a breath and checking in with heart and mind. Each of the myriad decisions we make every day has the potential to have a deep impact on our lives. Some choices touch us to our very cores, awakening [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:04+00:00 February 26th, 2018|anatomy|0 Comments

Sciatica & piriformis syndrome – A constant confusion & do they exist?

First of all, we all love to label conditions whether it's flu, IBS, rotator cuff, frozen shoulder etc Bear in mind that a lot of labelling are umbrella terms and we have to think of the body as a series of connections. From a fascia point of view, we don't like labels, what we think [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:04+00:00 February 25th, 2018|anatomy, back pain|0 Comments

Scoliosis & Posture – Part 1

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:05+00:00 January 31st, 2018|anatomy, tired|0 Comments

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 [...]