Avoid Ankle Pain

Avoid Ankle Pain

Your ankle is a hugely important part of your body when it comes to moving around, whether it’s walking, running or jumping of some kind. We all want to avoid ankle pain. However ankle injuries seem to be a common occurrence, which result in much pain and a long...
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...