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Stress and Training – Your body

Running and training cause physical stress that is present in our blood stream. Inflammatory factors are a normal product of exercise, and indeed, what causes the adaptation – we need it. But too much inflammation is bad and delays recovery. Other environmental and personal stress cause a similar effect on the body. Long hours at […]

The dangers of sitting

We know we sit too much as a society, that we should move more and so on, but are you aware of how much our physiology changes when we sit for prolonged periods? How just standing every half hour makes a massive (positive) difference to our hormones and our risk for chronic diseases such as […]

Franklin method – shoulders and neck

Last year, Rebecca and I attended the World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Dubai.  We came away brimming with ideas for blog posts and enthusiasm, and are getting to the task of writing them up. We did a full day workshop with dancer Eric Franklin, who has developed what he calls ‘The Franklin Method’ […]

What about pain?

There has been an extraordinary amount of research into pain in recent years, and physiotherapists have been at the forefront of it. The current model has moved from what is regarded as a ‘Cartesian model of pain’ where stimulation of a ‘pain nerve fibre’ in the tissues, sent a message that travelled to the brain. […]