The Paleo Diet – what’s it all about?

When it comes to the subject of optimal nutrition, one of the diets which is receiving increasing prominence in mainstream media (both as a fad and as a proposed solution to many modern health problems) is the Paleo…


The importance of a Cool Down after exercise

The time of year of bright mornings and long light evenings is upon us, resulting in many of us wanting to get out and exercise for those charity runs or to get that beach ready body. It is important to remember to warm…


Do you really have a Frozen Shoulder?

Very frequently patients consult us thinking (or having previously being told ) that they have a “Frozen Shoulder” only for us to find out that their shoulder problem is a result of something else entirely! Frozen…


Myofascial Trigger Points – An Overview!

What are myofascial trigger points? They are defined as a ‘hyperirritable locus within a taut band of skeletal muscle, located in the muscle tissue or its associated fascia’ (Travell and Simons 1983). Essentially it is…


Omega 3 – An Overview

What is Omega-3? Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid which the body requires to function normally.  It is not a single nutrient rather a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids which is broken down into different components…


Sciatica – All you need to know!

What is sciatica? Sciatica is not a diagnosis rather an umbrella term used to describe a collective group of symptoms which are due to pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve anywhere along its pathway. It does not…


Highlightling the National Osteoporotic Society’s “Stop at One” Awereness Campaign

Earlier this month, the National Osteoporosis Society launched its “Stop at One” campaign to raise public awareness of fractures caused by osteoporosis . This campaign aims to encourage people over 50 who have suffered…


Lower Cross Syndrome – Do you have it?

Do you have a good posture? Lower cross syndrome is a common postural problem which can lead to the development of low back and pelvis pain that may have been avoided by following a few simple tips and exercises. We…


Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain – Recent Reseach

Spinal manipulation is one of the treatment modalities most often  associated with chiropractors, osteopaths and some physiotherapists. In this post we will highlight 3 recent research papers on this manual technique…


Myofasical Release

What is Myofascia? The term myofasical stems from two Latin words ‘myo’ meaning muscle and ‘fascia’ for bands. We are all pretty familiar with the importance and roles of the muscles but the fascia is less widely…