November 28, 2019

We're getting towards the end of the year and soon the gyms and streets will be awash with people keen to get fit. This is the year they are going to do it, they tell themselves, and there will be plenty of huffing and puffing going on out there come 2020. Unfortunatel...

September 6, 2019

Pain is clever. It learns. It is designed to protect us and is constantly analysing data to do so. Sometimes however it can do too good a job at protecting us and gives us unhelpful signals. So how does this happen and what do tomatoes have to do with it?

As a child you...

May 31, 2019

 10 relatively simple exercises to keep your spine limber and strong.
 

1. Knee rolling
Lying on your back and rolling your knees from side to side for 30-60 seconds helps oil up the hinges of the spine and keep you mobile. It should feel like a nice rhythmical smooth m...

April 18, 2019

The clocks have gone back, spring has finally arrived and there should be at least another hours daylight for us to enjoy and longer summer evenings to come and this weekend promises to be an atypical sunny bank holiday.  We all love a bit of sunshine and it generally...

February 13, 2019


10,000 cases and counting

I noticed just before new year that a new patient I was assessing was the ten thousandth case since the clinic moved to a computerised notes system in 2010. I looked back to case 1 and low and behold case 10,000 and case number 1 were both bac...

January 3, 2019

The three facts of life that govern your health
 

Every day I get asked by a patient if their injury was as a result of something they did or was it a build up of problems. No matter what illness or injury you're dealing with there are 3 things that determine your risk...

November 23, 2018

Will next year be any different?
 


So it's coming up to Christmas. For some (probably most) it's a time of indulgence. Christmas parties, Christmas dinners, Chocolate, Alcohol and every excuse under the frosty sky to stay inside and sit on the sofa. The new year will b...

September 16, 2018

Most of us have heard this phrase either directly from a doctor trying to explain your problem or from someone you know who says "yeah, it's just a bit of wear and tear". But what does this mean. Is it accurate, is it a good thing or a bad thing and does it mean you're...

March 1, 2018


As the days start off darker and the nights have become longer we naturally start to feel like hibernating and can easily get lethargic. It's important however to fight the urge to do nothing. 
There is no one size fits all exercise routine but here are 10 simple exer...

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