The body and its slings

The body and its slings

Welcome to the fourth part of understanding our body in movement. It has been very gratifying with people in the town commenting to me that they are following the series and quite enjoying it. We all know there are muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. What is not as...
Up and Down Stairs

Up and Down Stairs

Welcome to the third part of understanding and appreciating the complexity of our body. After the previous two articles on gait and posture we now move towards moving up and down stairs. Again, this is assumed to be an easy task but certainly it isn’t simple and...
Stand up straight!

Stand up straight!

This week we are asking “was your mother right?” and how important is it to “stand up straight”? I have included four diagrams that show common postures that we as humans present. What is of interest is how our muscle patterns differ with each of these postures. When...
Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis

Why do we have pain in walking? And is the area causing the pain the symptom or the cause? We have many patients present with lower back issues, sore hips, knees and feet and everything in between. Gait (walking) is a very complex activity. As you can see from the...
Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling treatment from a physiotherapist uses small filiform needles (acupuncture needles) to help stimulate and relieve tense, taut or tender muscles. The treatment is used to assist with improved treatment outcomes by releasing muscle tension and allowing...
14 Days of Move Well, Stay Well

14 Days of Move Well, Stay Well

Our philosophy is Move well, Stay well. Positive movement patterns and good postural alignment are key to enabling you to live your life to the best of your ability. In our 14 Days of Move well, Stay well we will bring you tips on some simple day-to-day functional...