Training Tip- 5 reasons to try yoga

Whether you are an endurance athlete, weight lifter or simply looking to improve your health and fitness routine I highly recommend trying yoga. As a chiropractor I believe that yoga is not only fantastic for the spine and body but also the mind as well. Here are 5 great reasons to give yoga a try! Yoga offers a focused time … Read More

Have you got grumpy hamstrings?

Did you know that there are three muscles that form the hamstring muscle group? The semimembranosus and semitendinosus attach to the medial (inside) area of the knee and the bicep femoris attaches to the outside of the knee. All three muscles attach into the sitting bone. The hamstring functions to extend the hip and flex the knee. Signs that your … Read More

Are you Over Training your Abs?

There is no doubt that people are crazy about abs these days! Magazines, diets and workout programmes all emphasise the good old six pack. Unfortunately like any muscle in the body you can over train the abdominals, especially the superficial rectus abdominis muscle. Constantly flexing the abs with sit ups and crunches can have an effect on how the rest … Read More

Should I do Yoga or Pilates?

A common question I get asked from my chiropractic patients is if yoga or pilates is the right form of exercise for them. This is a really good question and I think that a lot of people don’t understand the differences between them. In general most people can benefit from both yoga and pilates but if you are wanting to … Read More

3 Great Stretches for Office Workers

  Here are my top stretches for office workers or anyone who is sitting and doing a lot of computer work. These three stretches can help prevent muscle tightness and soreness as well as assisting with maintaining a good posture. A lot of my patients get given these stretches as homework. 1. Pec Stretch– This stretch is a great way … Read More

Hip Flexors: Part 2

In the first part of this article I described some very common symptoms associated with hip flexor muscle imbalances and tightness. These symptoms are becoming the norm in this day and age where inactivity and sitting for hours on end is standard operating procedure. In this article I’m going to give you a couple of great tips that can help … Read More

Hip Flexors: Part 1

The hip flexor group is a large and important muscle that stabilises the lumbar spine and pelvis. In this day and age a lot of people develop hip flexor issues which is why I think it’s important to know a little bit more about them and what you can do to keep them functioning as well as possible! The hip … Read More