By in Therapeutic Massage

Stressed? This is How We Can Help!

Almost all of us suffer with stress in daily life in so many ways but do any of us actually deal with it? It sounds like a diagnostic condition and I suppose from a medical point of view it can lead to other issues such as anxiety, depression and anger, but stress itself I personally wouldn’t categorise as a condition,

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By in Psychotherapy

Which Personality Type Are You?

Warriors, Settlers and Nomads are the three personality-types that eminent professional therapist Terence Watts describes in his book ‘Warriors, Settlers and Nomads’ – published in 2000.
Of course, in our ancient past, our ancestors were all nomads – moving across the earth as the seasons changed. Later, people made settlements and developed the use of agriculture, working together in a

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By in Sports Injury

Stress Fractures – What to look out for

Stress fractures aren’t as bad as they may sound; people hear “fracture” and can start imaging bones snapped, but a stress fracture is similar to a hairline fracture. However I don’t want to sugar coat the injury, it may not be a complete break but if neglected it wont be long until it can potentially happen. It is usually caused

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By in Nutrition

6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Digestion

#1 Sit down and eat your meals in peace
Mindless eating – eating on the run, at your desk, in the car – can cause overeating as you may miss the signal that you are full. Do you think you don’t have the time to take a lunch break? You do, it’s the law, and – let’s face it –

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By in Sports Physiotherapy

Lactic Acid – Facts and Myths

Lactic acid can come in many forms and avenues, but what we are interested in is the human body and physical exertion. Does lactic acid cause the achiness the days after training? How do we limit that soreness? Is there anything we can do to avoid lactic acid build up? These are questions answered in this article.
What is Lactic

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By in Nutrition

Tired, Stressed and Overwhelmed? Not Anymore!

A few weeks ago, Anne (not her real name) called me to book a 1:1 Weight Loss Programme with me. Anne is a 45-year-old mother of two, juggling a part-time office job and family life. She told me that some would think it silly that she was going to embark on a weight loss programme as she isn’t actually overweight.

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By in Acupuncture

Dry Needling and It’s Use in the Clinic

Recently I attended a two day course in Hertford to learn how to apply dry needling, a form of acupuncture, around different areas of the body. Acupuncture itself is a very in depth type of therapy and to perform it from every angle you would need to go to university for up to 4 years. 
What is Dry Needling?
Dry

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By in Nutrition

Hormones – The Bane of our Lives?

We know they’re there. They do stuff: We know they make us feel tired, irritable, sad, fat, bloated, sleepless, hot. We know that. But can there be anything more infuriating when – as we are merely trying to make a point – our other half – or even worse: a male colleague – says: “Is it the time of the

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By in Osteopathy

Myths About Lower Back Pain! – Part 2

When in pain we often change our posture to protect the region of pain. For example if we sprain an ankle, we put more weight on the non injured leg to protect the injury. In cases of back pain it is often seen that individuals lean over to one side, this is known as an antalgic posture. They can’t necessarily

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