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The importance of Vitamin D and healthy bones

It’s getting to that time of the year again.  The mornings aren’t as bright, evenings are drawing in, the days are getting shorter and winter is on its way.  Some days you might only see the daylight through the office window, or for an hour at lunchtime.  Apart from...

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It’s time to come clean?

I have a confession. I’m obsessed with your buttocks. More specifically the muscles of your buttocks, which are known as your Glutes. It’s all for the best reasons, you understand. It’s just that they are so important to supporting your body and being pain free. The...

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Are you square aware?

I picked up this little gem on a workshop at the weekend and I’ve been using it in class all week. It’s a fabulous little tool to check you are in the best alignment for spine health. In optimal alignment the ribs should sit directly above the pelvis. But in our...

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Text Neck

I shouldn’t just blame your phone, there are so many reasons why we start to develop a forward head posture or ‘chin poke’. Driving, long term computer use, need to wear glasses or using bi-focals or vari-focals. Our modern lifestyle is very forward facing and tends...

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Osteoporosis

Did you know that your skeleton is 1/10th of your body mass and 10% of your bone is renewed each year. Our bone mass peaks between the ages of 20 and 40 years and from the ages of 30-35 years there is an average decrease of 1% in done density per year. This can be...

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Hyperextension of the knees

Hyperextension is the movement of a joint past its normal range. All our joints have an optimal range of movement, which they are designed to function optimally within. They are also designed to be able to a little bit beyond that range as a mechanism to protect from...

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Our Nutritional Needs

For the past couple of months I’ve been learning more about nutrition. Not just the eat 5 fruit and veg a day (you do, don’t you?) but getting at the nuts (get it?) and bolts. The macro-nutrients and the implications for our bodies. Many factors make up our...

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The Swayback Posture

Last time we looked at the importance of an aligned spine and good posture. So, what are the other types of common deviations from this optimal position? Do I remind you to push your hips back in class? If so, you may have developed a Swayback posture. In a swayback...

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Do you look after feet in the same way?

Can you believe we are over half way through the year already? It’s been all about our feet this week. How much thought do you give to the health of your feet? They are your contact with the world. They are complex machinery. You have just over 200 bones in your body...

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