TOS – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Clinical Myotherapist Sarah Hall explains what Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or TOS is and what can be done to relieve the pain and symptoms. 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

Is Myotherapy right for me? 3 Part Quiz

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 – 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 – 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

Cupping vs Cupping

Cupping has been plastered all over the media since the Olympics; since many athletes were spotted (pun intended) with the indicative circular bruises on their bodies. I’ve had many patients asking about cupping since then and I’m sure many more are wondering about it. So here is a little bit about why we Myotherapists use… Read More

Pilates 101 – how to choose the right class

Pilates classes seem to be everywhere now! Group classes, Personal Trainers using it for core strength, mat classes at the local public hall, equipment Pilates and Clinical Pilates. It can all be a bit overwhelming so today I’m going to explain a little bit about the difference between all these types of Pilates and next week… Read More

Soleus stretches to improve your squat!

Short calf muscles, mainly the deeper soleus muscle can easily hold back your squatting ability. When this muscle is short you will have trouble letting the knee travel past your toes. In a normal squat (and particularly once you add load) in order to bio-mechanically keep everything aligned, the knee needs to travel past the toes… Read More