The Key Fundamental Pelvic Patterns and their use in yoga therapy

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Running courses is a way of sharing some of the knowledge I have gathered about the human body and how to prevent and rectify dysfunction. I am often surprised to see other movement or health practitioners, including physiotherapists, as clients in my practice. … Read More

Retraining the core

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Training the core – what is it and what isn’t it? The modern concept of core retraining emerged following Hodges research which showed delayed activity of the deep ‘core muscles’ in people with back pain. With this came the boom of the … Read More

Exercise programs suitable for people with back pain

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Spinal pain research demonstrates the importance of the deep sensori-motor system in healthy postural and movement control of the trunk. When this deep muscle system is lazy and weak, the body compensates by over-engaging some of the large more superficial … Read More

Revisiting ‘a neutral spine’ – and why does it matter?

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A ‘neutral spine’ is deemed important – but it’s frequently only paid lip-service in clinical practice Are you clear what ‘a neutral spine’ means – and why it matters? The natural ’neutral’ spinal column has four curves when viewed in … Read More

The Fundamental Shoulder Patterns

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Most of us suffer from some stiffness in the neck and shoulders and ‘rotator cuff’ problems are becoming very common. Poor control of the shoulder girdle is always a problem. Try to get into the habit of doing these simple … Read More

Don’t underestimate the thorax when treating neck pain

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Successful treatment of neck pain also involves addressing the dysfunction in the thorax and shoulder girdle

The latest LBP and Pelvic pain research – a review of the 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Dubai, October 2013

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Get the low-down on the latest research into LBP and Pelvic pain – fascia; neuroplasticity and motor control; clinical subgrouping; breathing

Slump-sitting: Why choose to give yourself problems?

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HOW we sit is important for musculoskeletal health and general well-being. Slumping switches off your ‘core’ and is directly linked to pelvic and spinal pain.

Strengthening ‘the glutes’: helpful or harmful?

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With increasing importance placed on ‘strengthening the glutes’, the hunt for ‘the best glute exercises’ is evident.

‘Core’ matters

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Understanding the real role of ‘the core’ and how to properly retrain its function is important in ‘injury’ prevention and rehabilitation.

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