Firstly, what are your hip flexors? Hip flexion is the act of bringing your thigh bone up in front of you, such as bringing your knees towards your chest, and there are several muscles that are involved in this. However, for the purpose of this article we are going to focus on iliopsoas which is …..
Chronic pain doesn’t exactly sound good and it’s not something anyone would want to be suffering from – but the chronic part is a bit misunderstood and refers to the fact that it’s been there for a long time (as opposed to an acute injury which is one that happened recently.) Also called persistent pain, …..
We’ve all been in pain at some point, whether it’s stubbing your toe or as a result of a more serious injury but whatever the cause it’s less than ideal. Pain is a complex subject but here we’ll talk about the most basic – nociceptive pain. But first – the back story. Pain is basically …..
In the last blog we looked at the causes of osteoarthritis and here we’re going to look at the treatments. Do I need a joint replacement? This is a common concern from patients but osteoarthritis can be managed in other ways. In the last blog we talked about muscles offloading joints – by training muscles …..
In this blog we’re going to take a look at a fairly common complaint and one that tends to get people worried – osteoarthritis. This first blog will take a look at what this actually is and how it’s caused, then in the second we’ll look at treatment options. So what actually is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, …..
For most of us, our first response to a headache is to reach for the painkillers or possibly swear off drinking. A common assumption is that headaches come from inside our head, but in clinic we often treat cervicogenic headaches. We have touched on these before, but today want to focus on a particularly common …..
We’re pleased to announce a new appointment type – a 1 hour appointment that for those problems that you don’t have time to fully address in half an hour. Available to book now in Wimbledon or Richmond, this new session can help you with a number of different challenges or issues. Tell me more! Well …..
Thanks to the latest addition to the Royal family, there is plenty of talk about how, despite her sickness, Kate managed to look so fit and healthy during her pregnancies. In this blog we share some tips on how to keep exercising safely during your pregnancy. Exercise is not dangerous for your baby unless you …..
Functional training is one of the buzzwords of the last few years – but what actually is it and how can it help you? Essentially, functional training is any form of training that enables you to perform a particular function. This could be related to a sport, your job or just movements that we call …..
With Pilates, we often speak to people who worry that if they miss a few classes they will lose everything they have been taught. But just like riding a bike, you never forget how to use the skills you learned. We love this quote from Joseph Pilates: “If you will faithfully follow the instructions, beginning …..