Over Winter our feet remain hidden by thermal socks and warm slippers, and we overlook developing problems. Here are some common Winter foot problems, how to spot them, and importantly how to treat them .
"Core stability" is a term that many people have heard, some understand, but very few actively train. You might think that core stability is all about doing sit-ups and getting a flat stomach but it is much more than that.
Patients often say to me “I haven’t done your exercises, but I have done some exercise”. Whilst some exercise is good, often following a prescribed exercise programme will accelerate recovery. This is because each exercise serves a specific rehabilitative function.
Here we look at the 5 main types of exercises prescribed and their specific uses.
RSI is caused by the overuse of muscles and tendons in the upper body through repetitive activities, or doing a high-intensity activity for a long time without rest, poor posture, or activities that require you to work in an awkward position. Here we discuss how to reduce the causes, and how to treat the condition.
“Sitting Disease” is a real modern epidemic. It is not a medical diagnosis, but is rather a term used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), is a common condition affecting 1 in 10 of us. It is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the limbs accompanied by uncomfortable sensation. Here we discuss this condition.
If you are over 65yo and want to increase your activity levels in the New Year but are not sure which one will suit you then hopefully this will help...
Headaches are common; often disregarded and attributed to dehydration or stress, but there is often more to them and much that can be done if the correct cause is identified.
One of the most common questions I’m asked is “Is it frozen shoulder?”. It is often a difficult question to answer because Frozen Shoulder is a lay term, and so can sometimes mean different things to different people. Here we will discuss the main causes of shoulder pain.
Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic skeletal disease characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue. It will affect 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men; and every year there are 180,000 osteoporosis-related fractures in England and Wales.