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Anyone for tennis (elbow)?

Murray-mania has inspired thousands to take up their dusty rackets and head to the local court. This is a good thing. Tennis is a fantastic, ...

Heatwave!

The Met Office has declared a rare Level 3 warning for heat this week, with temperatures expected to peak this Wednesday.  A Level 3 warning is ...

Strenuous exercise – as bad as no exercise?

There have been headlines the media in the last week reporting on research that concluded there may be an upper limit to the level of ...

Calling all home office workers!

Ergonomics.  It's a term we all know - some of us are lucky enough to have an ergonomic check of our workstation (if we work ...

Heel Pain

  This prickly problem has cropped up several times in the past few weeks in my clinic, so I thought it's high time to address ...

Caring for the Carers

Back Care Awareness Week is nearly upon us (October 7-11) and this year, the campaign is "Caring for Carers"....and what more deserving population could there ...

School Spine – it’s a weighty problem

Summer holidays are nearly over, and once again our children will be burdened with school work, and - in a more physical sense - with ...

Gameboy Back

You may have heard of this phenomenon in the headlines in the last week or so.  A study printed in a Dutch medical journal suggests ...

Festival fears…

If festivals are your thing, but you find camping a headache (or, perhaps, backache) and your budget just won't stretch to the Glamping Field, now's ...

Sunshine Vitamin (but not Sunburn Vitamin)

There's a lot in the health press recently about the importance of Vitamin D, and how we poor souls in the cloudy northern hemisphere just ...

Pillow pains

Pillows  - a simple invention designed to increase comfort, you might think.  So why do so many people have such trouble finding one that works ...