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Simple tips on staying out of pain whilst exercising

Simple tips on staying out of pain whilst exercising 150 150 Rob

What exercises can I do that won’t aggravate my body? This is a common question asked by patients when starting treatment at the clinic. So, I will offer some guidance on how to stay fit without injuring your body, whether you’re a patient here or not. RUNNING Running should be the most natural exercise of…

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Do you suffer regular headaches

Do you suffer regular headaches 150 150 Rob

Regular headaches are something that many of us just put up with. Maybe it’s due to not getting enough sleep, stress, hormones or needing new glasses.  However, if you find that you get headaches and also suffer with neck and shoulder pain / stiffness, this could be the source of the headaches. There are many…

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Do posture vests really work?

Do posture vests really work? 150 150 Rob

I get a lot of patients asking if they should buy a posture vest to improve their posture and stop them slumping. My simple answer is NO. Not because I don’t want them spending their money elsewhere, but because I do not believe in the fundamental principles of how they work. Sure, they will hold…

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Tis the season to go skiing

Tis the season to go skiing 150 150 Rob

With winter upon us, many of you will be looking forward to hitting the piste, carving up the slopes and savouring alpine life. But for many, amidst the excitement, there will always be the niggling concern “will my knee, or knees, hold up this year”? If so, then you’re in the same boat as me,…

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A Simple way to check your posture

A Simple way to check your posture 150 150 Rob

When standing, our body should be upright to allow your weight to be distributed through our skeleton. All too often nowadays, people’s posture is bent forward, especially at the head and shoulders due to the proportion of our day we spend sitting. The average head weighs 12lb, but for every inch the head rests forward of its designed…

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Back to School – Bags and Posture

Back to School – Bags and Posture 150 150 Rob

School term has started again and with it the topical debate of school bags and are they giving children bad backs. In a nutshell, the debate revolves around the weight of school bags, and how they are carried. Research suggests that a child’s bag should not be more than 10% of their body weight. If…

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