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Is your food feeding your pain?

Are you eating the Standard Westeren Diet of Carbohydrates, Refined Sugars, drinks, Additives and Preservatives? So you're in pain, this can be anything from physical, mental and emotional. Functional medicine now tells us that even depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, joint pain, dementia is all linked to our gut microbiome and food.  90% of serotonin is [...]

“90% of stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by spinal movement”

Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Roger Sperry says that the spine is the motor that drives the brain. According to his research “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” Only 10% of our brain’s energy goes into thinking, metabolism, immunity, and healing. Dr.Roger Sperry demonstrated that [...]

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

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

Prolapsed & herniated discs

As the weeks go by I am overwhelmed by telephone enquiries with clients with prolapsed discs.  Back injuries are the most common of all orthopaedic injuries and they happen in gyms and workplaces alot. This is why we assess rather than guess. Throwing clients straight into any sort of class can be detrimental to their back [...]

By | 2019-08-18T20:43:29+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|back pain, stress|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

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 [...]

Pain – Physical, mental and emotional – it’s all the same

Pain can be difficult—difficult to get through, difficult to describe, difficult to quantify, difficult to treat and difficult to get others to understand. The perception of pain is subjective—one person’s agony of pain may be shrugged off by another as an inconvenience. Healthcare providers often ask people to rate their pain on a scale of [...]

Back Pain & Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is a very strong thick fibrous connective tissue. Sciatica is a form of neuralgia, which is felt as a sharp or dull consistent pain or tingling. Sciatica affects many people. The most important symptoms are radiating leg pain and related disabilities. Many synonyms for sciatica appear in the literature, such as lumbosacral [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:10+00:00 August 5th, 2017|back pain, pain|0 Comments