Gait Analysis… aka Walking Properly

I am fascinated by gait (how people move when they walk, run, etc.) Gait issues occur for many reasons; the main one for the average person is that they have accumulated injuries to their body for their entire life. This then changes the shape of their frame/skeleton which then affects how they stand, balance and…

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How bad posture affects chronic stress

Stress is your heightened response to a situation or stimulus that causes you to operate outside of your normal range. These situations can be caused by a variety of factors including physical, chemical, toxic, radiation, emotional, spiritual, and many more. Any stress from one source will affect how you respond to other stresses too because…

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Recovery from chronic pain with Advanced BioStructural Correction

As a kid, I was pretty sharp but from about 6 years old, I remember becoming a little clumsy and didn’t have the physical ability I had before then. After I hit my teens, my thinking and concentration became difficult and I developed insomnia and was always tired. I also had lots of joint, muscle…

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What are the best shoes for posture correction?

When your frame is crooked, your feet end up having to work very hard to compensate for the fact that your body is falling forwards and twisting. This increases your risk of developing deformities, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, Achilles pain or rupture, calf muscle strains, knee problems and more. Your feet are loaded with very…

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How to sit… Without ruining your body

You may have read recently that sitting is very bad for you. This is totally true; however, sitting badly is even worse!  Sitting in a slouched or slumped position for too long creates a lot of stress in your body and results in pain and worsening of your condition. Not moving for long periods of…

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The reason you have weak abdominal muscles

This one is simple. When your skeleton/frame is crooked, your head, shoulders and pelvis tip forward. You are then off balance so the muscles at the back of your body (from your head to your feet) work harder to hold you up. To stop any other muscles interfering with this, your nervous system automatically switches…

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The problem with soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizing and joint manipulation

As well as many other modalities that exist, there are three main methods of manual therapy. What I was taught in my chiropractic degree regarding the above techniques, and what most practitioners are focussing on are; Soft tissues which include muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and more. Typically, they become either tight, spasmed, inflamed, or weak.…

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Knee injury and ankle injury

So, carrying on from our previous article, there are a couple more common problems areas we would like to tell you about.  In your legs; muscle strains, twists, meniscal injuries, arthritis, ligament sprains, tendinitis, tendinopathy, Achilles rupture, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns, etc are mostly caused by a crooked frame (poor posture). Many things can go…

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What causes sciatica?

Sciatica literally means ‘leg pain’ and many of our clients seek our help because of its disabling effects. Think of a hosepipe that has a pinch which is preventing the water flow. The symptom is that water is not coming out of the tip, but the pinch could be anywhere along the length of the…

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The root cause of most shoulder problems

We help a lot of people who exercise; some are casual, and others are very serious about their training. In both cases they want to be pain free and able to get the most out of their bodies. In the next few blogs we are going to talk about the common injuries and problems we…

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