Why People Fail at the Gym

Setting yourself a fitness goal is one thing, but achieving it is quite the other. So many people join the gym with the best intentions, and six months later they’ve made no progress. They weigh the same, they look the same, they feel the…

The Benefits of Sports Tape

Most people will recognise sports taping after the most recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where many athletes performed with thick stripes of blue, pink and green down their arms and legs. To the average TV viewer, they might look more…

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe pain in muscles and tendons from a repetitive action, commonly in the forearms and hands. In a nutshell, repetitive strain injury is a diagnosis by exclusion. The problem is that…

Paddle Boarding in Tamworth

The first time I went to Cliff Lakes to try paddle boarding, it was under duress from my Pilates teacher, Clare Watts of the Pilates Lounge in Sutton Coldfield. “You’ve got to try this; you’re going to love it!” she said. Pilates is…

The Truth About Paleo

What is the Paleo Diet? Paleo is short for Paleolithic Era, which was approximately 2.5 million years ago, long before farming and agriculture. At this time people would only be able to obtain nutrition from their surroundings. It's thought…

Summer Butternut Salad

This is one of my favourite salad recipes – hearty enough to be a full meal on it’s own, but equally great with a BBQ. The first time I had a salad like this, I was at a (slightly damp) BBQ with my friend Leanne, who is originally from…

Avoiding Football Injuries

It’s preseason and we’re starting to see some common football injuries coming into clinic. These patients are at risk of binning the season before it’s even started – so here are some common football pitfalls and how to avoid them.   Hamstring…