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...

Tingling or Numb Fingers

This is often given the label of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but often has very little to do with the Carpal Tunnel in the wrist itself. Unfortunately people are often sent for surgery on the Carpal Tunnel, only to have their symptoms of numbness or tingling return as it...

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...

Trigger Points in Muscles

‘Trigger points’ are highly irritable localized areas of tenderness in a muscle which hurt when pressed. They are created when the muscle fibres become taut in areas, which in turn tighten the surrounding fascia, making it tight and inflexible. Latent...

Shoulder Pain

A common area for shoulder pain is along the inside edge of the shoulder blade (the scapula). This is often due to tight pectoral muscles over the chest at the front.  When these pectoral muscles tighten, trigger points within them keep the muscles shortened and as a...