First Aid for Lower Backs

We are all individuals with different experiences of lower back pain. It would be great to give you five exercises that could cure all types of lower back pain but, because of our individuality, that just isn’t possible. Prescriptive exercises for lower back pain don’t tap into your specific way of adapting to the movementContinue reading “First Aid for Lower Backs”

Home Care Tips for Acute Lower Back Pain

Suffering from acute lower back pain can be a very frightening experience, especially during the current crisis, but the chances are that you will make a good recovery. Just as when you’ve overdone it at the gym or broken a bone, your body has the tools to heal itself. It’s important to keep moving soContinue reading “Home Care Tips for Acute Lower Back Pain”

Hamstring Issues

The muscles that run down the back of our thighs, originating from the sitting bone and flanking the back of the knee, are known as the hamstrings. Like all muscles, they don’t simply start from point A and attach to point B as illustrated in many books but spiral down the back of the leg.Continue reading “Hamstring Issues”

Achilles Tendonitis and Calf Problems

The Achilles tendon connects the two major, more superficial calf muscles (gastrocnemius), as well as the deeper Soleus muscle to the back of the heel via the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon itself might tighten and become irritated (tendinitis) OR sometimes the junction between the muscle and the tendon becomes sore. If the tendon becomesContinue reading “Achilles Tendonitis and Calf Problems”

How to Treat Runner’s Knee

About 40% of running injuries are knee issues and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or “runner’s knee”, is one of the most common. It is caused by the irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the patella (kneecap). Who’s at Risk?Risk factors include overpronation (excessive inward foot rolling) and weak quads, hips, or gluts. TheContinue reading “How to Treat Runner’s Knee”

7 Most Common Running Injuries

When you begin running, you might imagine that it is one smooth progression going from the early days of jogging to your first 5km and beyond. Unfortunately, most regular runners will tell you that this is rarely the case. Various studies have shown up to 70% of runners will experience an overuse injury each year.Continue reading “7 Most Common Running Injuries”

Can acupuncture treatment help menopause symptoms?

A recent small study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and widely reported by the BBC and other media organisations, concluded that acupuncture was a safe, cost-effective and simple procedure that benefitted 80% of the women who took part in the study. For some women, the menopause and the years leading up to it,Continue reading “Can acupuncture treatment help menopause symptoms?”