What is unique about the ‘Key Moves’® Exercise Programme?

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In essence, you will learn to move more from your deep muscle system. This method aims to retrain and re-condition the ‘deep’ postural muscle system and help re-establish important, ‘key’ basic patterns of movement control in the spine and pelvic … Read More

Spinal Dysfunction Masquerading as Sports Injury

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So called ‘overuse sports injuries’eg sore knees, Achilles tendinopathy, rotator cuff strain and shin splints are a regular presentation in the clinic. When people experience such symptoms they often put it down to ‘overdoing it in the gym’, needing new sport shoes … Read More

What You Should Know About ‘Sitting Properly’

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Are you sitting comfortably? Most people would prefer to present an image of themselves as being relaxed and easy going and tend to adopt a ‘stress free’ sitting posture – to sit in a’ relaxed’ manner possibly with the feet … Read More

Rethinking Stretching and Strengthening

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Movement is mostly automatic – a habit. Like most other habits, desirable and otherwise, our posture and related patterns of movement are learnt behaviours. A product of nature vs. nurture. A sum of our life experiences and our mind and … Read More

Does Urinary Incontinence Mean a Weak Pelvic Floor?

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Urinary incontinence is not always due to having a weak pelvic floor. Instead, in many cases, it is linked to an inability to relax the pelvic floor muscle. Overactivity of this muscle has led to it becoming fatigued, irritable and … Read More

Safe Lifting: More Than Simply Bending Your Knees

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‘Bend the knees’ is often spoken like a mantra when associated with lifting activities, and is thought to prevent excess loading of the spine. In fact the directive should be more accurately described as bend the hips. Bending the knees … Read More

Myth: a Big Breath is a Good Breath

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A big volume of inhaled air is only appropriate when we are exercising strongly – when there is a demand in the body. At rest, we require only about 500 mls. of air per breath. When we breathe in large … Read More

Unravelling ‘Core Stability’

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There are many myths and misconceptions about ‘core stability’ which has become a popular concept in both the rehabilitation and fitness industries in recent years. Even women’s magazines now implore you to ‘train your core’. In our clinic we are … Read More

Understanding Back Pain

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Musculoskeletal pain can be an important protective mechanism that acts as a warning signal that not all is functioning well in the system – rather like the dashboard alert light reminding you that your car needs a service. In general, … Read More

When All That Exercise May Not Be Good For You

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So you’ve realised it’s time to ‘ get fit’ – you’ve enrolled in the local gym or hired a personal trainer to motivate and push you along. It’s hard work – your joints ache and you’ve developed these new pains – … Read More