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Feet Need Exercise

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by

Situation Two forty-something-year olds came to me recently on separate occasions complaining of progressively worsening pains in their lower legs. The woman using a pedometer to measure the amount of steps she takes each day knows she is only taking 20% of the recommended 10,000 or more steps a day. The man is a guitarist who performs regularly

A Case Of Tension

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by

A Case Of Tension Situation An estate agent client came to me after suffering from pains across her shoulders particularly the right one, which had progressively worsened over the last year. The pain was particularly intense when driving. She had put the cause down to carrying heavy portfolios as a student. After postural analysis I noticed how

Pain In The A**!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by

Situation A body builder comes to me complaining that despite intensive exercise, his right shoulder is weaker and less developed than his left. He is unable to lift his right arm above shoulder height without severe pain. This situation has persisted for over 7 months. Method of relief After consultation including posture analysis, testing his range

How Often Do I Need A Massage?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by

‘How often do I need a massage?’ Or put another way ‘when should I have my next appointment?’ What you are asking the therapist to do is assess a number of factors often conflicting, such as: • Length of time with the condition • Severity of the condition, whether it’s a sprain, strain or tear • Type of

Why Do Therapists Ask So Many Questions?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by

The therapist should ask, look, listen and record… for the benefit of both parties and take approximately 15-20 minutes at the start of the first session, call or email to discuss your consultation. The consultation process is an essential platform on which to develop a course of treatments, record and evaluate the treatments; implementing adjustments as necessary to

Are you stressed?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by

What is stress? Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined – the body’s defences kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. However beyond a

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