Sit up Straight

Sit up straight – five of the best dynamic posture exercises

Download our PDF of ‘Sit up straight – five of the best dynamic posture exercises’ Try these exercises at home or the gym to help improve your posture and help you sit and stand up straight.  If you sit at a desk  and are experiencing back, neck, upper limb pain or headaches,  these exercises could […]

Running a Marathon? Top 10 Tips

London Marathon 2017

Download our PDF of London Marathon 2017 It seems like yesterday London runners tied their laces to compete in the 2016 London Marathon. So, before this year’s London Marathon, we thought it might be helpful to (i) explain some of the common problems experienced by runners, (ii) characterise a ‘niggle’ versus a possible ‘injury’, (iii) […]

Foam Roller: a Physio’s Guide

Foam Rolling: a Physio’s Guide

Download our PDF of Foam Rolling: a Physio’s Guide Self-myofascial release, or better known as ‘foam rolling’, which was once just used and heard of by professional athletes, coaches and therapists, is now a popular exercise regime for a range of people from the sedentary person to the more athletic individual. What is a foam […]

Neck Stretches

Stretches for a Healthy Neck

 Download Stretches for a Healthy Neck pdf Benefits of stretching Addresses muscle imbalances Improves flexibility Reduces risk of injury Improves performance How to stretch Try to stretch when warm if you can. You will get a better result if you have done a little exercise. Stretch slowly, until you feel a pull in the muscle. Don’t bounce. […]

Stretches for Healthy Back

Stretches for a Healthy Back

 Download Stretches for a Healthy Back pdf Benefits of stretching Addresses muscle imbalances Improves flexibility Reduces risk of injury Improves performance How to stretch Try to stretch when warm if you can. You will get a better result if you have done a little exercise. Stretch slowly, until you feel a pull in the muscle. […]

Workstation Tips

Setting up your Workstation

 Download Setting up your Workstation pdf   Setting up your chair Seat Height Adjust the height so that your hips are level or higher than your knees. The whole of your foot should be on the floor, do not lower your chair to suit the desk height. Raise the desk! Ideally the seat pan would […]

Dynamic Stretching

What is dynamic stretching and why do it?

   Download our PDF of Dynamic Stretching Exercises Dynamic stretches are a great way to help you warm up for exercise, improve flexibility and performance. Dynamic stretches are active movements of muscle that provide a stretch but are not sustained in the end position. The opposite of this is static stretching (see our article on […]

How to Avoid Neck Pain

How to Avoid Neck Pain

   Download ‘How to Avoid Neck Pain’ pdf An acute (sudden onset) bout of neck pain is common. Two out of three of us will have neck pain at some time in our life. In most cases it is not due to a serious disease or neck problem and often the exact cause for the pain is […]

How to Avoid Back Pain

How to Avoid Back Pain

   Download ‘How to Avoid Back Pain’ pdf Eight out of ten of us suffer occasional back pain according to the charity BackCare. If this pain is persistent or you have suffered trauma see a GP or physiotherapist. Otherwise here are a few ideas to help you avoid becoming a statistic. Chartered Physiotherapist Martine Cooper explains “A lot of back problems […]