Why is running associated with so many injuries?

Running is a natural physical activity….it is what we learn to do after we learn to walk. Why then is running associated with so many injuries? Why does running receive so much bad press i.e. it is bad for knees etc? Of course there will always be risk of injury when performing any activity there […]

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Ever been in a car accident?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a sudden head movement, usually extension.   Whiplash injuries are most often associated with motor vehicle accidents, especially those where the vehicle is hit from behind. Whiplash can also occur during sports and falls. The head is thrown in one direction and rapidly recoils in the […]

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Can my posture affect my hormones?

Can my posture affect my hormones? The short answer is – yes it can!   Amy Cuddy* from Harvard University has done research on how body language impacts hormones. One of her studies showed how levels of salivary testosterone and cortisol are impacted when someone is in an upright posture vs when someone is in […]

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Stress!

  Stress – the ultimate buzz word associated with modern living and many of us experience it at some time with stress symptoms presenting in many forms.   Stress symptoms may include: fatigue insomnia hyperinsomnia (sleepiness during the day) nausea depression high blood pressure unstable emotions craving sweet foods weight gain headaches lower back pain indecision […]

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Click..ouch! Was that my jaw?

Jaw pain is no laughing matter!   The jaw, also known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most frequently used joints in the body. It is used for talking, eating, sucking and yawning. The TMJ muscles activate and oppose gravity to keep the mouth closed. When the mouth is slightly open, the TMJ […]

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Custom Orthotics Vs Store Bought

Unlike store bought inserts, custom orthotics are developed professionally with a personalised fit. Often, patients experience quicker pain relief and recovery with a custom product for their unique concern. Additionally, materials and in-shoe fit can be determined within your preferred shoes. Activity levels and body mass are also  taken into account when ordering custom orthotics, […]

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The Age of Anxiety; Stress and Hypnotherapy

STRESS AND HYPNOTHERAPY   Some have called this the “Age of Anxiety”. The demands that we are struggling to meet in our everyday lives are increasing alongside our levels of stress. The sources of stress are numerous and inevitable. Hypnosis is a stres management tool that can help build relaxation skills and a sense of […]

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Gut Health – You are what you eat

Approximately 6-7 years ago I attended a seminar on “Gut Health”. Ever since then I have been a big advocate of the importance of gut health and the overall wellbeing. In health circles there isn’t a more important quote than; “you are what you eat”! What I am happy to see is the amount of […]

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Why is Women’s Health suffering?

Women’s health is suffering terribly, and it’s time for something to change.   In our fast-paced, modern society, we are seeing ever-greater incidence of challenges to women’s health, including infertility, chronic PMS and period pain, endometriosis, PCOS, burnout, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and sheer exhaustion.   At the very root of such issues, is the chronic […]

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