July 29, 2019

So I feel like this mini series is maybe turning into a maxi series and dragging out for some time. Apologies for that, but I think its good for everyone to have a good understanding of what therapies are available. Further apologies for the delay in getting this out t...

February 12, 2019

So this is where it starts to get interesting. . . 

One of the most important parts of manual therapy is the initial assessment. There no use in trying to mobilise an already hyper-mobile joint for example, in fact this is likely to be detrimental. So it is first essent...

November 6, 2018

Welcome back to the next episode of this short series of Blogs on therapeutic techniques that I regularly use. Today I will be talking about massage and myofascial release. 

I will often start with some gentle soft tissue massage, this helps to warm up the tissue and al...

October 16, 2018

I have finally returned after 10 months of maternity leave! It feels odd being back and I’m sure many of you can relate to the feeling of really wanting to leave your child at nursery, and yet really not wanting to leave them at nursery! But here we are, slowly getting...

December 15, 2017

So I would like to start this blog with a disclaimer. My midwife, as well as my Pilates instructor really recommended NOT riding whilst pregnant. The reason for this is due to the risk of falling and causing problems for you unborn child. I would say just being around...

May 31, 2017

There are many myths and misconceptions out there about what physio is and what physio isn't, so today I would like to clear up any confusion that there may be. I hope you enjoy.

1. Its not just about the muscles.

I often see vague, sweeping statements about how physio...

April 26, 2017

I thought I would do something slightly different for my blog on this occasion and write up a case study of a horse I have recently been seeing.

The horse was referred to me after being treated at Newmarket equine hospital and being investigated after a history of bucki...

December 2, 2016

We all know how tiresome the winter can be, cold nights, more mucking out and always in a rush. Could this be why so many of us suffer with more back pain during the long winter months. I have put together a few simple ways in which we could help to prevent back pain....

November 17, 2016

Apologies in the long pause between blogs. I am very happy to say that I completed my MSc and passed with a very respectable 75% for the dissertation :) My plan for it now is to get it published, so watch this space. But I'm not here to day to talk about that. I have d...

June 18, 2016

So this is it, the final draft. Exciting times. And as I look back over my time as an MSc student I wonder... really, what was all the fuss was about. . .ok I haven't had a free weekend for about a year, ok my horse has been left in her field with minimal attention (as...

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