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…


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…


Take the Pain & Strain out of the Garden

Gardening Advice Now the sun is starting to shine and there’s promise of summer being just around the corner many of us are being tempted into the garden. Whilst this is a great time of the year it is all too often that…


Is your bra the source of your back pain?

Bra Fitting Are you wearing the right size bra? If not you are definitely not alone its’ been reported that 80% of UK women wear the incorrect size. An ill fitting bra may affect your…


Posture – How to sit correctly

Sitting Posture Poor sitting posture can lead to a number of aches and pains not only in the back and neck but also shoulder and arm pain as well as headaches. A slouched posture increases the load on the ligaments and…


Edinburgh Runners – Common Running Injuries & What Causes Them.

Common Running Injuries In the next few weeks and months, those training for this years Edinburgh Marathon (May 26th) will be upping the mileage on their feet  substantially and some may encounter pains and strains as a…


Tips for New Parents to Help Avoid Back Pain

Posture, Lifting and Carrying Tips for New Parents The arrival of a new born baby is a very exciting time, but it is also a time when parents and caregivers are at risk of developing back pain due to neglect of their…