How to Tell if You Have Diastasis Recti – THE SELF TEST!

You can answer the question “Do I have diastasis recti?” pretty easily yourself. It is classified as a gap of roughly 2.7 cm WIDE (just over an inch) or greater between your abdominal muscles, which roughly equates to two fingertips. … Continue reading »

What do you mean I have diastasis recti?!?

Over the last few weeks we have been presented with back pain patients suffering from a condition called diastasis recti. Diastasis means separation. Recti refers to the abdominal muscles. So this condition quite literally means abdominal muscle separation. In recent times … Continue reading »

Backpacks are Brilliant!

We advocate the use of rucksacks especially if you suffer with shoulder pain or neck pain. If you wear your laptop or handbag over just one shoulder you may end up leaning to one side to offset the extra weight. … Continue reading »

What are the benefits of a sports massage?

Firstly, let me give you my definition of a sports massage. It’s for people who may or may not do sports but may have demanding lives that involve a great deal of repetition or sedentary roles that still put demand … Continue reading »

Dear bad back sufferers. Its time to embrace the power of water for both your spine and the rest of you too.

In a world of instant fuels such as cola, teas and coffees it very easy to overlook the most natural and important fluid that our body cannot perform properly without.   Water is vital for life. Too little water in … Continue reading »

Back pain in Mums and Dads

This is a regular condition we see with mums and dads of smaller children. It’s often something that can creep up with no rhyme or reason for happening but there is always a reason for everything!  So, what are the … Continue reading »

Kinesio taping

Kinesio taping is the colourful tape you see mostly on active or sporty individuals but it‘s not just for such people. In fact more than ever it is a consideration for everyone when recovering or looking to prevent re-injury.   As … Continue reading »

5 things to know about dancers hip/ snapping hip/ popping hip! 

5 things to know about dancers hip/ snapping hip/ popping hip!  Recently a patient booked in with what they described as a persistent pop in their hip. They were thinking the worst having Googled hips defects, age related hip issues and congenital hip defects.   So having assessed and been happy … Continue reading »

The benefits of being mobile physios and therapists

The benefits of being mobile physios and therapists. For the patients it the knowledge that we bring the clinic to them- and with it the expertise to resolve their symptoms. The fact that we are mobile also means the patient will … Continue reading »

The Back in the Office programme

We created the ‘Back In The Office’ program to work towards long-term healthy necks, backs and shoulders in the workplace. An estimated 5.6 million working days in the UK are lost each year due to back pain, a statistic that is second … Continue reading »