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Stability For Pain Free Shoulders

When most people think about shoulder stability perhaps the idea comes to mind of bulging biceps broad shoulders but does this outer appearance of strength reflect inherent stability? The answer ...

Headaches – Causes to Consider

Headaches afflict everyone and for some on a regular basis, they range in severity and location with a plethora of causative factors: Illness, stress, fatigue, sinus issues, hormonal changes, PTST, ...

Developing More Awareness in Movement

Many people move on autopilot and only when something pain or immobility strike that more consideration may be given to what is going on. One of my teachers has always ...

Tight Hamstrings and Lower Back Pain

Do you have tight hamstrings and how is the movement in your lower back? Let's look in to the relationship between these structures: A simplified picture is thus, you have ...

The Golden Rules of Lifting and a Healthy Back

• Anchor both feet firmly • Squat, then let your legs and glutes do the work • When squatting; keep the spine long and hinge from the hips as necessary ...

Yoga Workshop: Farnham in Surrey – 2-5pm Saturday 8th January

fitness, yoga and healthy lifestyle concept - group of people meditating in lotus pose at studio Theme: 'Acknowledging change with more acceptance and the role of yoga' The pace will ...

Treatment Vouchers For Christmas

Physical therapist stretching leg of sportsman patient in clinic Stuck for ideas for your partner, family member or friend? Why not get them a treatment voucher which they can look ...

Knots in Muscles – What’s Going on?

When you have a focused area of pain in a muscle, it is often referred to as a knot and the discomfort can radiate outwards, above, below or to the ...

What Should I Expect From a Treatment?

I offer therapeutic treatments combining my different skill sets, including: sports massage, applied yoga stretching, joint mobilisation, sports therapy techniques and diagnostic testing to establish the best course of action. ...

Small Changes Can Grow in to New Habits

Habit is powerful and we are subject to good and less helpful patterns; lasting change is not forced but a gradually leaning in to and adoption of a new behaviour. ...

Methods To Increase Flexibility – Muscle Energy Techniques

Physical therapist stretching leg of sportsman patient in clinic Sports massage is generally associated with deep tissue work and this is a useful way to promote circulation and release tight ...

Effective Pre and Post Exercise Protocols

I often see and hear of confusion in best practice pre and post exercise in terms of how to best prepare and restore the body. Good practice becomes increasingly important ...

Neck Pain…

I seem to be seeing a lot of it at the moment and when you are suffering it can be ever present and no fun at all. Much neck pain ...

A Yoga Workshop With Me – Saturday 18th – September 2-5pm – Farnham in Surrey Location

Hi Folks. It has been a long time coming due to the pandemic but here we go again, the first of 3 monthly workshops running towards the winter months. An ...

About The Scalene Muscles and Your Neck

Following on from last week’s article concerning restriction in movement of the neck and the sternocleidomastoid muscles, I thought it pertinent to follow up with discussion around the scalene muscles ...

Head Rotation; Pain, Restriction and the Neck Muscles

It is not uncommon to find pain, discomfort and restriction when turning the head for which many factors may contribute so let’s explore a key muscle and postural habits which ...

An Intelligent Approach to Stretching

For many stretching is a rare event, over the years I have been to various group classes in gyms where it was somewhat of an afterthought and a very brief ...

5 Facts About Our Breath

• The breath nourishes every living cell with life giving oxygen our demand for which changes all the time as does the need to expel the waste product (carbon dioxide), ...

Knots in Muscles – What’s Going on?

When you have a focused area of pain in a muscle, it is often referred to as a knot and the discomfort can radiate outwards, above, below or to the ...

Sports Massage Therapy Techniques – Pin and Stretch

Sports massage is generally associated with deep tissue work and this is a useful way to promote circulation and release tight muscles, though within the remit of sports massage there ...

Methods To Increase Flexibility : Muscle Energy Techniques

Sports massage is generally associated with deep tissue work and this is a useful way to promote circulation and release tight muscles, though within the remit of sports massage there ...

Meditation Monday 28th June 8pm

Hello Friends. Anyone can meditate, you don't require experience and are most welcome! We all lead busy lives, consider how a meditation practice can help you to find balance. It ...

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Fancy anatomical speak for a group of disorders that can occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and 1st rib are compressed. This can cause ...

Meditation Monday

Hello Friends. Anyone can meditate, you don't require experience and are most welcome! As life opens up a post lock down and perhaps is becoming increasingly busy, consider how a ...