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What is Low Back Pain and What Can We Do About It?

Published: 7th Jun 2018   



A series of scientific papers on low back pain were recently published in the Lancet Medical Journal. The papers were written by a team of international experts and caused a lot of interest among the medical and rehabilitation media outlets. The papers explained what back pain is and defined how big a problem it poses world-wide. Evidence for how back pain should be treated was presented and some existing management strategies were criticised. This ruffled a few feathers up…   more...


Ageing Well...

Published: 7th Apr 2018   



This may be a little hard to swallow but from the age of 30 we all start to experience a reduction in muscle size and strength. This reduction in muscle mass occurs with a comparative decline in physical activity, so as we age, we naturally become slower and weaker as the years pass. But hang on, this is not depressing, we just need to accept the inevitable (grey hair and wrinkles) and then we can embrace age and grow…   more...


Made to Move

Published: 16th Nov 2017   



Our body is a direct representation of the amount of moving we have performed over the last 3 months. Each muscle contraction, stretch and step exerts physical forces on our skeleton and supporting tissues. These mechanical forces cause physical adaptations throughout the body, stimulating bones…   more...


Vitamin D: Fake News or Just No News?

Published: 23rd Feb 2017   



How ironic it should be, that as winter begins to release its grip on the UK, that the sunshine micro-nutrient vitamin D should hit the headlines! Nearly all mainstream media outlets ranging from most newspapers to the BBC reported on the results of a study published in the British Medical Journal…   more...


Cholesterol, Statins & Muscle Aches

Published: 20th Apr 2016   



If you've had a routine check up and been told your cholesterol is too high, then you were probably prescribed a statin. These are cholesterol lowering drugs which are considered the best treatment to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

Statin therapy is regarded as the corner stone of…   more...


Which Running Shoe is for Me?

Published: 15th Mar 2016   



If you're a runner you've probably stood in a sports shop and thought Where on Earth do I start? Running shoes have certainly changed over the past 50 years with trends changing from cushioned heels to motion control soles and back to minimalist or free style shoes, but have advances in shoe technology reduced running related injuries at all?…   more...


A Spoonful of Sugar?

Published: 22nd Feb 2016   



What has happened to our culture folks? How did it get to be that anybody working in the British drinks industry could think it OK to serve a drink with 26 teaspoons of sugar in it? Equally how can we all be so unaware as to think we can regularly consume such high levels of sugar and our health be…   more...


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