Increase Your Thoracic Rotation!

Ever reached into the back of the car and thought – “I’m sure that used to be easier” or felt stiff in your usually easy yoga poses or perhaps its beyond restriction and you now have pain in your mid back area?! Who ever you are, pain or no pain, noticed restriction or not, you… Read More

Bending over backwards

Normally this phrase is used to mean something a little bit different – today I am meaning it in the literal sense – yes seriously, we are talking about bending backwards. Many people have developed a fear of bending backwards – like it’s something we weren’t designed to do, or maybe it’s that we spend… Read More

Quick & easy hip alignment routine – video

Do you ever experience groin or hip pain during or after running, deadlifts or squats? Do you feel like you never get a good hip flexor stretch even though to you they feel tight? It might be a hip alignment issue. Even if you don’t have any symptoms it may improve the quality of your… Read More

Myotherapy & Osteopathy

I’ve labelled this blog Myotherapy & Osteopathy because they work so well together. I personally get a Osteopath treatment every 1-3 months and I get a Myotherapy session every 2-6 weeks depending on how much training I’m doing and if I have any niggles from old injuries. Many of our current patients use both Myotherapy… Read More

Is Myotherapy suitable for children?

Just like adults, children and adolescents can also experience musculoskeletal imbalances, conditions and pain. So how do you tell what your child is going through and what health professional to take them to? If you child has had a fall or an accident in sport where there is a possibility of a broken bone it’s… Read More

Improve you push-up posture with these simple tips

Push-ups are a great exercise when done properly. They strengthen a wide variety of shoulder, arm and core muscles; they can be done anywhere, anytime and they’re easy to adjust sets, reps and difficulty to continue to get maximum benefit. Unfortunately in the gym and the Pilates studio I rarely see a push-up done correctly.… Read More

Overuse injuries in Children

When I grew up (which wasn’t all that long ago), I played netball in the winter and tennis in the summer combined with swimming all year round. I eventually switched netball for basketball and dropped the tennis and eventually dropped the swimming too. I also tried my hand (or foot) at soccer, aussie rules, badmitton,… Read More

Is Myotherapy right for me? A helpful questionnaire to determine your suitability.

We have recently been involved in a health week with a local business and besides the question of “What is Myotherapy?” the second most popular question was “How do I tell if Myotherapy is right for me?” so today I’m going to provide you with a questionnaire to help you determine if Myotherapy might be… Read More

4 common area of pain during pregnancy and what to do about them – Part 2

If you haven’t already read part 1¬†click here. Part 1 discussed pain of the low back and the ribs during pregnancy. Today’s article is going to focus on 2 new areas; sciatica and hip/groin pain during pregnancy. As mentioned in part 1 there are several reasons why you might experience pain while you are pregnant… Read More

4 common areas of pain during pregnancy & what to do about them – Part 1

There are several reasons why you might experience pain while you are pregnant depending on where the pain is, the intensity of the pain and the type of pain. If you are unsure of why you have pain (i.e. it’s a unfamiliar pain), if this is your first pregnancy or if your pain is intense,… Read More