Blog

Getting the hump

April 22, 2017
Can the "Widow's Hump" be fixed?

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Tension headache

April 8, 2017
Apparently 86% of women and 63% get tension headaches. Here's a few ways to combat them.

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Pain

March 18, 2017
So if pain is bad for you, how come your favourite sports massage therapist hurts you so much?

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Tight muscles can get on your nerves

February 11, 2017

So what's the relationship between muscles and nerves

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The Iliotibial Band

January 28, 2017
What work and what doesn't when treating the ITB?

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ITB Syndrome

January 14, 2017
Just how common is ITB Syndrome? Forget the hype, here's the facts

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Tendons

November 26, 2016
Your sinews have the strength of steel cables. Here's what  they do and how they get damaged.

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The muscles of the neck

October 8, 2016
Life. It can be a pain in the neck....

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taxi driving, injury and isometric contraction

October 1, 2016
Have you heard the one about the 2 taxi drivers that went to a sports massage therapist for treatment of similar injuries?

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Spare ribs?

September 10, 2016
Spare ribs: even if  you're a veggie, you'll have some.

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The muscles of the back - erector spinae

July 9, 2016
320-odd muscles in your back. Here are 6 of the most important that act as one...

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This little piggy went to market

June 4, 2016
There are 206 bones in the human body, over half of them in the hands and feet... including the little piggy that went to market!

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The key that unlocks the knee

March 26, 2016
Pain at the back of your knee when walking or running downhill? The problem might be a hidden little muscle... popliteus

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How muscle contraction works

March 5, 2016
How do muscles contract? Er, we don't actually know, but here's our best guess...

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The deep posterior compartment

February 27, 2016
Pain on the inside of your Achilles or just above it? Read about tightness in the muslces of the deep posterior compartment.

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Biceps

January 30, 2016
Geeky, weird and cool - all about biceps

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Julie's story - dog walking, back ache and foot placement

January 16, 2016
the foot bone's connected to the leg bone; the leg bone's connected to the hip bone; the hip bone's connected to the backbone and THAT's how 1 person got back ache

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The muscles of the core

January 2, 2016
Thinking of upping your exercise this year and considering a "core" workout. Here's the core demystified....

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Age related muscle loss

November 14, 2015
As research is published this month by Southampton Uni, a closer look at Sarcopenia - the process of muscle loss due to ageing.

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The structure of muscle

October 3, 2015
How is muscle actually contstructed? Find out in the latest blog.

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Pec minor

September 26, 2015
Ache in your shoulder blade? The villian may actually be a little muscle at the front...

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Simon's story - the facet joint

September 5, 2015
Either I'm getting REALLY old and not noticing things, or this week Simon, a regular client, had suddenly acquired a wonky spine...

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The piriformis muscle

August 22, 2015
Pain in the butt? The piriformis muscle can sometime cause backache, pain in the hips or even (in extreme) cases mimic sciatica causing pain down the leg. How come a muscle so small  can cause so much hassle?

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Dead meat

August 1, 2015
Without nerves, we're all just dead meat

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The adductor muscles

July 25, 2015
A look at the muscles of the adductors which run down the inside of the thigh.

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