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

4 essential oils to soothe aches & pains

If you’ve already been in to the clinic you will know that we love aromatherapy! We use doTERRA oils. In the winter we diffuse the ‘on guard’ mix to ward off cold germs; we use tea tree oil in our mix for wiping down the leather and vinyl surfaces; if hayfever is rampant we diffuse… 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

Which is better – Osteopathy or Chiropractic?

Sometimes I advise patients that their joints need a bit more attention by either a Chiropractor or an Osteopath. Many of them already have an idea of which they prefer but today’s article is for those who don’t really understand the difference between Osteopathy and Chiropractic. To make things even more challenging there are different… Read More

4 common area of pain during pregnancy – Part 2

If you haven’t already read part 1Β 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

Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Soup!

I made this for lunch today. It was delicious! If you have pain or inflammation you really should give it a go! It has ingredients such as turmeric, cayenne pepper and ginger all known for their anti-inflammatory properties. It doesn’t take long to make and you can easily double the recipe and freeze some for… Read More