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How to Work from Home

Are you having to work from home for the first time? Finding it hard to stay focused? You're not alone! Check out these tips: 1 ...

Self-Isolation – Coping under “House Arrest”

We all have to be prepared to take sensible precautions in these unprecedented times, whether that means self-isolation or simply avoiding public spaces for a ...

Trampolining

The sun is shining, the children are smeared with a mixture of sun-cream and ice lolly gloop, the smallest one is covered in grass cuttings ...

Balance your Exercise!

Do you wear a pedometer?  Always aiming for that daily goal of ten thousand steps?  Having an exercise goal is a great way to motivate ...

Lifting children

Whether the kids are your own, your grandkids, or the ones you’re minding for someone else, children can be back-breaking work.  I have no statistics ...

Migraine Breakthrough

There's been some exciting news in the press this morning for migraine sufferers. Researchers at King's College Hospital have developed a potential new treatment that ...

Shoulder pain – but is it in your shoulder?

Shoulder pain is one of the most common problems I see in clinic.  Clients regularly come in and tell me their shoulder hurts.  My first ...

Knee Insurance

Latest research shows that the number of people with knee osteoarthritis has doubled in the last sixty years.  You might think this is because we tend to ...

DVT – what to watch out for

The wife of an elderly gentleman called me last week in a bit of a panic.  Her husband had been out for a stroll, and ...

Healthy Housework

Housework can be healthy for you! It all counts towards your daily dose of activity.  Not only are you burning calories and getting your heart ...

Confessions of a Lazy Runner

My Sunday run was fabulous (as most of my runs are, in hindsight!  In the moment, not always so much….!)  The weather was perfect - ...

First Aid for Backs

Ever had that situation where you’ve done something small, like bend down to tie a shoelace, or lean over the sink to brush your teeth, ...

Joints cracking? Fear not!

Ever been worried about those cracking noises coming from your joints when you move?  Concerned that “overuse” is going to lead to “wear and tear”?  ...

To ice or not to ice?

RICE....not just an accompaniment to your Saturday night curry, but the well-known acronym for treating acute injuries (R-rest, I-ice, C-compression, E-elevation).  The "ice" element of ...

How Alice took action to deal with her neck and shoulder pain

Alice had had aching and tension in her upper back, neck and shoulder for quite some time.  It wasn’t severe pain, but it was persistent - almost ...

Love Your Chair

If you work in at a desk, it's really worth getting to know your chair.  Most good office chairs have plenty of adjustment options, but ...

Wallet Syndrome – or Why Being Rich May Be Harmful to your Health

Ok, so wealth in itself may not be detrimental, but it depends how you carry all that wealth!  If it's stashed in a wallet, along ...

Enjoy your retirement

Did you know that the three main reasons for early retirement due to ill-health are chronic pain, arthritis and mental illness? (1) These issues are ...

Night-time toilet trips – there may be a simple solution

Night-time toilet trips are a fact of life for many of us, especially as we get older. More than half of people in their 50s have ...

Taking painkillers? Please read this.

Commonly used painkillers carry a significant risk of cardiac arrest, a long-term Danish study has shown. The study looked at ibuprofen, a widely-used anti-inflammatory medication, ...

Using a laptop? Watch this…

If you use a laptop, watch this nice little video about the basics of set-up to prevent neck and back pain!