Are you struggling to recover from an injury? If so, here’s a great new model to hopefully help you progress. For a long time now I’ve advocated a more active approach to injury rehabilitation – ‘rest is rust.’ The traditional model using Rest Ice Compression Elevation has also been questioned by the latest research.…Read more Manage your Injuries with Peace & Love
I got asked to write this article / blog by a magazine editor who thought that I was the man to write about being diagnosed with such things as arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory & degenerative conditions. My reply was that I’d rather not write about any condition but, I’d rather write about how you…Read more Don’t Let Your Diagnosis Define You
Times are changing in the world of rehabilitation and especially in the regard to managing back pain. What we once thought was good practice simply isn’t backed up now with the best evidence (that’s the next blog). So, with this being the case, what steps can you take to manage your own back pain? From my…Read more Five Steps to a Pain FREE Back
My quest to save Ted from knee surgery! Ted’s story is a common one and one that frustrates me. It’s one of a person signposted for surgery when I believe there’s a better way forward. Ultimately however, it’s about the client being pro active and doing the required work. My good friend and recent father…Read more Fixing Father Ted.
I believe we’re only just starting to learn about how the body moves. My approach to training has changed in the past month alone, due mainly to getting some amazing results with new methods! One of the biggest ‘discoveries’ over recent times has been the role of ‘fascia’ a web like material which gives the…Read more Understanding Fascia.
Many folk have scans for all kinds of back pain. It’s what we’ve been told will ‘get to the bottom of the problem.’ Sometimes they are required. However, findings will often point out some form of degeneration or fault that is often ‘blamed’ for the pain. In my view this forms an unhealthy link between…Read more Don’t let your scan results restrict you!
Hello! Thought I’d give a little update on how my surgery went today. After an early start, 7:30am, I went through all the usual pre-op checks: allergies, medication which shoulder I was having the operation on… Wait, what? There had been a rather amusing little mix up but nothing to worry about. A couple of…Read more James’ Injury Blog – Post-Surgery
On Monday 15th I had an appointment with a consultant at the Droitwich Knee Clinic. I had asked my GP to refer me to the knee clinic on the advice of Ady and Luke. Prior to the appointment I had a lot of time to think about what I would like to do for my…Read more James’ Injury Blog – Decision Making Time
Also known as: “Arrrghhhh followed by many expletives!! My experience of recovering from an ACL injury” As some of you may know, I regularly train and compete at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and have been for about 6 years. Having finished University where I played Ultimate Frisbee (and occasionally studied) I came back to Hereford…Read more James’ Injury Blog
The majority of my work involves people who are suffering from pain, be this an acute calf tear or someone with a 30 year history of low back pain. Pain is such a complex and diverse subject; the more the medical world researches into pain the bigger the subject becomes! Consider the following pain scenarios:…Read more Pain: it’s all in your head