Reflections on a crisis

So, our lives will be a little bit different in the new virus-alert world as we find new ways to communicate, share, learn and socialise....

Working from home: Preventing injury

With many more people than usual currently working from home, this post contains tips on optimising your work environment at home,...

Covid-19 restrictions and exercise

I want everyone to stay well and as healthy as possible during this time, especially as some people may be taking up more exercise than...

Ways to avoid back pain: Part 2

Hip strength and the walking conundrum Walking is good for us. Isn't it? Yes, it’s true: for cardiovascular health, walking is great....

Ways to avoid back pain: Part 1

Tight hip flexors The hip flexors (‘Psoas’ and ‘Illiacus’) are the muscles at the front of our hips. They attach to the hip at one end...

Ways to avoid back pain: Introduction

Avoiding back pain entirely, for our whole lives, is unlikely: up to 70% of us will experience at least one episode of acute low back...

Neck pain and screen time

We all know that spending time on our phones, tablets and computers isn’t great for us and hours on social media may be making things...