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The core stability myth – more than pilates

Read this well-written article by the Huffington Post today and it kicked off this rant, you can read the article here. As a Physiotherapist or Osteopath at the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham it can be frustrating how many people ask if the only cure for their back pain is “should I be doing Pilates.” Now […] read more...

The 5 ticking time bombs that cause back pain in golf.

Did you know that one third of golfers currently have or previously experienced lower back pain while playing golf. Does this surprise you? So common is it, as I write this i’ve just finished treating a golfer with low back pain. Why? Maybe you subscribe to the idea that golf is a leisurely sport which […] read more...

Part 1 – My ‘Pelvis is out’, why you are wrong and why you may need to find a new therapist!

Have you or someone you know ever been told that your pelvis is ‘out’? It is a fairly common phrase used by many practitioners and immediately gives you (the patient) the impression that something is not-aligned and that it needs to be put back ‘in’ it’s rightful place. Fortunately for you and me our body […] read more...

Training Blog 3

CONSIDER VARIATION! The ritual continues… wake up, grab the running clothes/shoes, and out the door. Hit the same routes that I’ve been planning and know each mile like the back of my hand. Consistency is key when it comes to training and forcing myself to make a habit of physical activity around a busy work […] read more...

Week 4 and the Acute to Chronic Ratio! 

4 weeks in and I’m feeling great! The legs are gradually getting stronger and I’m able to climb hills around my community better as well as control my breathing to stay relaxed. There’s been a couple bumps in the road with a slight ache in the Achilles one morning and the occasional dull ache in […] read more...

Golf swing TIRC

The Top 5 ‘On the Course’ to hit the ball further and have less pain

Is this you? “I really want to cream this drive but I feel like I can’t turn cause of this pinch in my back…” Well you are not alone. Approximately 50% of male and female golfers will experience back pain at some stage which will stop them from playing their best. But here’s what you […] read more...