Inflammatory Foods That Can Cause Pain

Pain, inflammation and acidity go hand in hand as they all co-exist with each other. If there is too much acidity in your body you will not be able to escape pain whether it is a niggle, absolute agony, localised or widespread dependent on how much there is.  Let food be thy medicine and reduce or avoid some of these inflammatory foods that we outline in this article. There are many aspects to your life that can contribute to acidity as stress.  These include chemicals in our environments and those we apply to our skin in addition to allergens...

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How To Stop Back Pain Ruining Your Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and it can be a very full on period. With parties and all the over indulgence that goes with them, in addition to all the preparation, rushing around shopping, cooking and possibly extra travelling – looking after yourself normally goes to the back of the queue. We want to make sure you can fully enjoy your Christmas break and get involved in all the festive activities, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you look after your back!   Our Guide on How To Stop Back Pain Ruining Your Christmas The Last Few...

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Fascial Taping – What it is and how it helps you.

Fascial taping is becoming huge in elite sport. If you ever watch the Olympics, Commonwealth Games or a Rugby match you are sure to notice to brightly colour tape some of the athletes have on their legs or arms, and possibly their neck and back too! However, fascial taping isn’t just for the elite, the benefits for you are just as important. That’s why Rachael and I were keen to get on a course to learn all about it. After a lot of clashing dates we finally attended the RockTape Fascial Taping weekend course and want to share it’s...

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How To Make Ghoulish Back Pain A Thing Of The Past….

…..Don’t Let Your Back Get All Creepy. Back pain is awful it can range from the odd twinge to totally debilitating. Often this can take you completely unawares with no explanation to what caused such pain in the first place. From a structural point of view this can be attributed to something called ‘creep’. This word describes the sliding movement of one vertebrae on top of another. It happens when you go against your bodies natural curves. For example in the lower back this is when you sit in a slumped posture and the normal inwards curve (lordosis) of...

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How To Strengthen Your Back – Stop Contracting Your Core!

What so bad about contracting the core? So often when you are looking for solutions of how to strengthen your back, core strengthening comes up.  Over the years there has been a lot of focus on the pelvic floor for ladies and a muscle called transverse abdominus (TVA).  The focus to strengthen this area is often through specific, targeted exercises isolating the core muscles.  It is great to be able to perform these exercises and fabulous when you realise that your strength is improving and you can do exercises that you couldn’t do before.  But are these exercises geared...

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