Off to a Tee!

Golf is hard, let’s make it easier.   Tour golfers are surrounded by a team of professionals whose aim is to ensure that they achieve the optimal performance and as the Olympic cycling team showed, incremental improvements add up to … Continue reading

Massage for Body AND Mind

Massage Therapy is more than just relaxing ‘me’ time and often gets misconstrued as a pamper treatment rather than something that aides physical and emotional well-being. Its not thought of as anything medical at all or related to anything medical, … Continue reading

Wear and Tear…..

Is ‘wear and tear’ causing my back pain? At the clinic we often see people coming to our clinic in pain stating that they have been told that ‘it is due to their age’ or ‘wear and tear’. In this … Continue reading

Making the “Transition”

n this article we will discuss: What are transitional Zones? Why do these areas produce pain? Where do these areas cause pain?   What are transitional zones? The transitional zones of the spine are junctions at which the 4 main … Continue reading

Pregnancy and Pelvic Pain – A Patients’ Perspective

  Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) affects around 1 in 5 pregnant women and although not uncommon, it’s not considered normal to have pelvic pain, so it’s not something that you should just put up with until your baby is born.   One of our lovely patients … Continue reading

How To Avoid Back Pain When Camping

With the summer holidays looming and the festival season upon us, it’s that time again to grab the tent and pack up the car. For the majority of us, camping means exploring the great outdoors and getting close to nature. … Continue reading

Back and Neck Pain – Advice on Driving Postion

Whether it’s the daily commute to work or an extended road trip, the miles start to accumulate putting stress on the neck and the upper and lower back. Adjusting the driver’s seat to the perfect position can enhance both the … Continue reading

Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

We all come in different weights, shapes and sizes, but have one thing in common; we spend more than a third of our lives in bed. For sufferers of back pain sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or even … Continue reading

Back pain – Advice on lifting

One of the commonest causes of back injury is handling of lifting objects incorrectly. Learning and following the correct technique for handling and lifting can help to prevent injury and avoid back pain. Think before you lift. Plan where the … Continue reading

Back Pain in Golfers

Many high profile professional golfers, such as Lee Westwood suffer from back pain, despite being physically fit and having excellent swing mechanics.  The amateur player may in fact be more at risk than the professionals.  Poor technique, inadequate stretching prior … Continue reading

Avoiding Back Pain when Gardening

As the weather starts to warm up (hopefully!), we spend a considerable amount of time and money on our gardens. Back problems can make gardening a painful experience. By following a few of these simple rules you can make gardening … Continue reading

Back and Neck Pain – Advice on Ideal Desk Posture

If you find yourself with a sore neck or back as you go to sleep, or with uncomfortable pain throughout the day, then you are probably suffering from the result of poor posture like many other people around you. Over … Continue reading