Archive for Back Pain

I love to see my patients happy!

I get asked time after time as to how I can cope with all the work I do a day?? What is my drive in this and how do I motivate myself to do the same thing all day everyday?? My answer is simple!! Giving my patients a helping hand to make them feel better is […]

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Reduce the risk of Sciatica

Well, I know I’ve said this before, but poor posture is one of the biggest causes of any back problem. Being overweight can be an issue as well so, healthy eating and exercise is important. Stress has a surprisingly negative effect on the lower back, which is exactly where the Sciatic Nerve is at its most […]

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Harley Street advice for everyone

In recent months, I’ve been focusing on getting solid advice on back care out to the most vulnerable groups in society.   Pregnant ladies, older people, post surgery patients and manual labourers to name a few. Back care is sorely underrated and people don’t appreciate how incredibly important it is to every aspect of your life. As a Physiotherapist, […]

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Back exercises are essential at any age

Some older people suffer in silence with back pain, (some not so silent!) but the common point is that a lot of older people do suffer. They don’t need to. People say things like, “I have a little back pain every now and then, but I am getting on now. It’s to be expected.” – […]

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SPINAL TOUCH

Spinal Touch is a unique and effective light touch technique. Its aim is to bring the spine into mechanical balance by realigning the body’s centre of gravity which is situated on a plane between the fifth lumbar vertebra and the first sacral segment. The treatment is based on the principle that such a realignment can […]

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Back pain in pregnancy

There are two types of back pain in pregnant ladies: true back pain and pelvic girdle pain. True back pain was probably always there, and is caused by poor posture in your everyday life.  Of course, poor posture during pregnancy is unavoidable and so it exacerbates true back pain. Pelvic girdle pain is caused by […]

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Manual handling the right way

Hello, Manual handling is very underestimated!  Yet it’s crucial to avoiding back pain and long term back damage. Manual handling is a simple set of common sense points. There are 4 major areas you need to address before lifting anything… 1) Item – you should answer ‘no’ to all of these… a)  Is the item […]

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Feeling good – from top to toe!

Hello again, Okay, here’s part two of my ‘Top to Toe’ posture advice. This one is for when you’re standing – Whether you’re standing in a bus queue or guarding Buckingham Palace – there’s a right and a wrong way to position every part of your body. So, here’s the right way to stand, from […]

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essential steps towards preventing back pain (part three of three)

Hello again. I hope you’ve been doing my daily exercises as often as possible. Have you noticed the difference? More than half of chronic back pain develop as a result of poor posture. Follow these tips towards correcting your posture – this is my third and final instalment. Remember to do these exercises as often […]

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stress and the spine

This in an important one for most of us. The NHS says that in any given year, at least one in five people in the UK visit their GP because of back pain. Shocked? Maybe you shouldn’t be. Have a little read of this. Of course posture is huge factor in the development of spinal […]

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