An ankle sprain occurs when the ankle ligaments or the joint capsule are stretched beyond their normal limits and they tear. Sprains range from very mild to severe, depending on the extent to which this stretching occurs, which varies a great deal. The ankle is a paradoxical joint, […]
This blog post concerns a widely known but less well understood condition which affects the hands and feet – Raynaud’s syndrome. Named after Auguste Raynaud, who described it in 1862, the syndrome is painful and for climbers and those who work at height, it is potentially […]
We’ve known for a long time that stress has an effect on healing. Hans Selye borrowed the term from mechanical engineering way back in 1936 and he originally saw stress as a uniformly bad thing. Somehow we have been left with this view of stress, and […]
If you’re a climber or boulderer and you constantly find yourself asking questions such as “why do I keep injuring myself?” then this blog post is for you. This post is also perfect for you if you do any sport which involves intense activity in short […]
I’m often asked what I think is the best way to stretch. Stretching is a way to feel embodied, alive, awake and it forms a pleasant part of our morning routine. It’s a lovely feeling to get up in the morning, look outside at a blue […]
What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting is an alternative form of caloric restriction in which individuals periodically abstain from eating for varying periods of time, typically longer than an overnight fast. Forms of intermittent fasting you may have heard of include the 5:2 diet
In this article, James Raiher, back pain rehabilitation expert, explains why lifting objects correctly isn’t as complicated as it is often made out to be.
Your back is not as fragile as you think!
First of all, let’s get straight into the controversy. Your back is […]
It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis. October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. Screening and early diagnosis are critical to prevention of osteoporosis, and osteopaths can help.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the usually strong structure which makes up […]