Increase Your Stride

Increase Your Stride

Our ankles are bound with sheets of a fibrous band of fascia, called retinaculum. You can imagine that when you sprain your ankle and wrap a crepe bandage around for support, this has a similar look. In our ankles this retinaculum covers various tendons which all help...

Do you get hip pain?

I have had several clients recently showing similar patterns of tight muscles and resulting hip pain, which seems to come from a common problem. Take a look at this diagram of our ankle joints…. Do you see how many muscles span across the front of the ankle? Now...

What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points can develop in any muscle in the body and can last as long as life if left untreated. The pain created by trigger points is an enormous cause of disability and time off work. They can accumulate over a lifetime and appear to be the main cause of joint...

Posture Importance in Fitness Training

Many of the injuries and pain conditions which I treat come from incorrect exercise programmes, particularly in gyms. There seems to be a belief that the more weights, the faster running or the longer time spent rowing, the better. The crucial thing to remember is...

Pain and Aging

A question sometimes asked is ‘Why do animals not seem to develop the same sort of muscular pains and injuries as humans do?’ A popular idea in answer to this is that we, as humans, were not originally designed to live much beyond 35-40 years old. After...

Sore Knees?

I have heard many people recently complain about sore knees, especially if they have recently taken up exercising. Sore knees are often just the result of trigger points and tight soft tissue developing in the muscles of the thighs, which then send the pain down into...