Getting One Step Ahead This New Year

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In January, we hear about all the planned fitness resolutions; to take up a new sport, focus on losing weight, getting fit, a healthier diet and these are all fabulous! But, while splashing out on a gym membership or fitness class bookings, can we also recommend that if there is one thing you are going to invest in this year, …

Ski Strengthening Exercises

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by Matt Wagstaff (Sports Therapist) When preparing yourself for a skiing trip, you hope to be ‘ski fit’, but what does this mean?  Yes, aerobic fitness is required (gained through cardiovascular exercise such as running, swimming, cycling – anything that gets you out of breath and breaking a sweat), but to protect yourself from injury, strength is probably the most …

The Real Message Behind Back Pain Myths

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By Chiropractor, Rob Grace Familiar misconceptions about back pain heard in our treatment rooms include, thinking a slipped disc* means the disc has actually ‘slipped’ out of the spine and that a chiropractor will ‘pop it back in’, that you should always rest a bad back (lying flat on a hard surface), the level of pain equals the severity of …

Catch Them Young – Avoiding Back Pain Is All About Education

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The topic for this year’s BackCare Awareness Week (1-8th October) is Back Pain in Education. Being one of the country’s main contributors to absence from work statistics, back pain is a now a very common problem, costing the UK economy around £15 billion every year with over four million working days lost as a result.  Isn’t it time we took …

Pregnancy & Exercise – How Much Should You Do?

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‘Take it easy’, ‘don’t over do it’, ‘don’t lie on your back’, ‘do you really think you should be running?’ Familiar comments to a pregnant lady. But are these comments dated and what are the ‘rules’ of exercise during pregnancy? It is safe to say that there are no hard and fast rules, there are no guarantees and there are …

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The Core – More Than A Midriff

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With summer here and the thoughts of beach bodies – be that bikinis or six-packs – one main contributor to a great looking midriff is the core. But, strengthened and activated correctly, the core can do more for us than hold our tummies in! Matt Wagstaff (massage therapist and personal trainer) explains: The bodies core; arguably a combination of the …

Captain America or Gru – which one are you?

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We know and I’m sure you know, that sitting hunched over a desk all day is not ideal posture. It has been suggested by many researchers that this posture is actually killing us slowly….responsible for problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, circulatory problems to name a few (click here for the ‘Health Hazards of Sitting’).  As musculoskeletal specialists, worried …

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Give Yourself A Break – How To Speed Up Recovery

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When you are training hard (at whatever level of fitness), rest days and recovery are not only important for your body but also to will optimise your ability to achieve your fitness goals.  To perform at your best, you need to give your body a chance, don’t push too hard or it could result in injury.  So, what should you …

Back To School – 3 Main Issues……

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Back to School and there are three issues Osteopath, Olivia Unwin, is asked about most frequently with paediatric patients. Back packs: spinal development Immune health: avoiding the ‘back to school bugs’ Concentration: tiredness and stress   Q1.  Do back packs affect my child’s spinal development? There has actually been very limited research in to this subject and what does exist tends …