Like most distance runners, ‘this year’ was going to be the year that I’d continue to chip off a couple of minutes of my marathon time and maybe I’d break into 2:35. Unfortunately, however, I found myself in less than ideal circumstances – albeit in good company, with the likes of Derek Hawkins.The year got off to a great start with the birth of my daughter, Emmie, in early February. After a couple of weeks off running, I made the effort to get back into the regular base running patter
Thats a good question. Psoriasis has been a tricky condition to treat effectively with complementary approaches. However, there is some published research that suggests that Low Level Laser Therapy can be used with a high degree of success in treating this. If you are interested in the research, you can view a short summary of the paper here: http://www.omegalaser.co.uk/ablonIf you would like to discuss this with us further, please get in touch and we can talk through the treatments that we may
I’ve had a very personal interest in looking at injury prevention strategies in runners after my own sacral stress fracture in April this year. My own injury happened without any obvious warning signs. There were no significant spikes in my training, no persistent niggles, there hadn’t been any change in my health – other than being sleep deprived by my then 2-month-old daughter, Emmie. You might want to read my previous blog on this here. The experience highlighted to me the potential v
My Protocol for Physio and Rehab RegimeOutpatient PhysiotherapyPatient should be seen by physiotherapist 1 week post surgeryWeek 1: Goals:Eliminate swelling/inflammationAdequate analgesia Regain active quads and VMO controlBe able to perform SLR with no lagRestore patella mobility Maintain full hyperextension Restore normal gait pattern At least 90 degrees knee flexion Patient confident with rehab process and goalsActions:Patient education regarding rehabilita
Botox (a drug prepared from Botulinum toxin, used to paralyse facial muscles) becomes increasingly popular and it is estimated more than a million treatments are carried out each year for cosmetic purposes. I won’t be held accountable for the Daily Mail reference that provided this figure, as it seems believable! However, as a Psychologist, I am questioning the effects this could have on my work. Having always prided myself on being able to empathise with my patients, what if I can no lon
The body needs to move, we were born to move and when growing another human the female body must stay true to this, after all motherhood is one of the toughest endurance sports out there.
Today is the World Health Day and the focus is on depression so below is menu to devised to increase the happy hormone serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that makes us feel good. It is manufactured from the amino acid tryptophan. Foods s
There is significant discussion currently regarding the advantages and disadvantages of operative or non-operative treatment in ACL injuries. Frobell et al, (2010) performed a randomized control trial comparing two treatments for ACL tears. Subjects
What is carpal tunnel?The median nerve is located within the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway in the wrist that is closely surrounded by connective tissue and bone.Carpal tunnel syndrome is more correctly described as compression of the median nerv
It's a good question! Here's the lowdown: Gluten is a protein found in certain grassy grains like wheat, barley and rye. It is the component that gives elasticity to dough,helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy
Osteopathy for Low Back Pain“People are fragile things you should know by now, be careful what you put them through…”And be careful what you put yourself through. Whether you are involved with training others or yourself, it is important to und
Though not a common incident on the slopes, ankle injuries can occur. Whether it’s an over exuberant après ski, or the wrong choice of footwear slipping on icy snow covered pathways can happen to even the most seasoned skier.