Anatomy of the spine:
The spine is a crucial structure in the body. It has three major functions important for everyday life:
The spine can be broken down into five sections – cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum and coccyx. The spine has segments ...Read more →
Thousands of gardening related injuries are reported in Britain each year and many can be avoided with a few simple precautions. We don’t think twice about straining to lift bags of compost from car boots, stooping to pull out weeds, pushing lawnmowers or digging for hours until finally, something has to give, and it is often our poor old backs. We wouldn’t expect athletes like Mo Farah or Jessica Ennis-Hill to compete without first preparing their bodies ...Read more →
What is Clinical Massage?
Clinical Massage is a method of massage therapy that combines and applies a range of techniques to achieve a specific outcome, whether that be a reduction in pain, increased range of movement, improved posture or relaxation. This type of massage is tailored to you.
How does clinical massage differ from sports massage?
Many of the techniques used in clinical massage are the same as those used in sports massage, but they are applied to a less ...Read more →
Autumn: the season of leaves falling in soft piles on lawns, misty mornings and wood smoke hanging in the air. It is also the time of year when we put our gardens and allotments to bed for the winter, but as daylight shortens and time is at a premium, it is often at weekends that we leap into action – swapping office chair for spade without a second thought for our bodies. We don’t think twice about ...Read more →
Back pain is common in pregnancy and can be divided into two categories: True back pain and Pelvic girdle pain (PGP).
True back pain occurs when the ligaments, muscles, discs and joints become strained and can be affected by posture, weakness or poor lifting techniques. Any pain similar to this felt during pregnancy will have already existed previously. Any back pain felt towards the end of the day or if you have been on your feet for long ...Read more →