Looking after your Runner's Body

When you run, you’ll need to do some upkeep work to enable your body to recover, particularly if you’re making strides to increase your distance or speed. Here are my top tips to keep your runner’s body in good condition.   Hydration…

What is Text Neck?

Despite it’s incredibly modern name, Text Neck is nothing new. It describes pain and discomfort from having your head bent forwards for long periods of time – most commonly people now experience this from prolonged periods of looking at…

Fresh Pea Salad

Peas are a particular favourite of mine; sweet and fresh I can find a way to work them into most recipes. But here, peas are the star of the show! A patient said to me the other day in clinic, that she liked peas, but they were too difficult…

Functional Muscle - Posterior Oblique Sling

When we talk about core stability, we normally think about the front of our bodies, mainly our abdominal muscles. But the stabilisation of our trunks depends on the muscles that live on the back of our bodies too – particularly those involved…

Roast Butternut and Feta

This recipe is inspired by a tapas favourite – roasted chunks of butternut squash with gooey feta and a sweet chilli sauce. Delicious as a side to chicken, or as the main feature of a vegetarian meal. The best part is, it couldn’t be simpler!   You…

Getting Your Desk Posture Right

Sitting at a desk is becoming a common part of most of our daily lives, especially when using a computer, but this can cause other health issues. It is important that we are comfortable and sitting in the best position, and here’s some simple…

Functional Muscle – Anterior Oblique Sling

When I’ve been doing my Pilates teacher training with the APPI recently, the idea of anatomical muscle slings has been at the centre of my learning. These are muscle groups broken up in to functional groups that work together to achieve stability. In…

Rebecca's Story

Rebecca is a doctor, keen runner and fitness enthusiast, who first struggled with lower back pain during marathon training in 2016. Finding it difficult to reduce by her own efforts, she came to clinic to see Emily last Summer, and has had some…