Work at The Body Matters is already starting to focus again on 2015 London Marathon. This will be our 5th great year of being involved with Havens Hospices, helping their Golden Bond runners, those that have committed to run on behalf of Havens, achieve their aim of finishing the London Marathon. For some, the aim is just to ‘get round
Injury prevention is always better than injury treatment. The advice given below is for different target groups on how often to see a therapist to prevent injury in the most ideal way for you.
Remember, these are only guidelines for frequency of treatment. Therapy will help you perform in exercise optimally and prevent injury, but it will not make
There is an unfortunate lack of education within the NHS and conventional medicine regarding how to diagnose and treat most common aches, pains and injury problems. Even the most knowledgeable GP’s are poor substitutes to a good clinical manual therapist. My own experience is of frustration in the inconsistency of the way my own patients have been managed either before presenting
Since opening in Ashleigh Drive, just off Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea in August 2008, the proprietor of The Body Matters, Louise Johnson has built up a team of highly-qualified health professionals dedicated to bringing people’s bodies to the peak of their performance and maintaining them at optimum levels.
Being an experienced sport, therapeutic and remedial massage therapist, hypnotherapist and
After a long and tiring six weeks of school holidays, it may not feel like you’ve even had a holiday at all. Now that the children have gone back to school, why not make time in your schedule for some ‘me time’? A therapeutic massage at the hands of an expert may be just what you need to help you unwind.
The debate is ongoing as to whether forefoot running is better for the body than heel striking.
The evidence has all pointed to forefoot, or barefoot running being both more efficient and reducing the risk of injuries but studies of athletes at Olympic trials demonstrate that these elite class athletes have a variety of foot strikes from a solid
Are you one of the millions of people in the UK whose life is badly affected by a phobia, such as a fear of spiders or flying?
If you are, don’t panic! You are not alone as around 20% of the population has a serious phobia of one kind or another. Summer is traditionally the time when phobias can
I had always wanted to try meditation. I don’t know why; I guess it was something that I wanted to see if it could be beneficial to me. After all, so many celebrities had endorsed it, and I had never been quite able to quieten my mind, switch off and really relax, because I was always on the go.
Myofascial trigger points are tender, contracted areas of muscle tissue that refer pain away from the local area which can lead to an incorrect diagnosis of where the real problem lies. Trigger points can be initiated by a variety of factors, such as strenuous exercise, repetitive motion, sleeping in an odd position or increased bodily tension due to postural
We all have ups and downs, but when the emptiness and despair gets hold of us and refuses to go away, we may have depression. Life seems intolerable and just getting through the day can be overwhelming.
Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions but more recently I have noticed that there have been an increasing number of clients