#thisgirlcan - Back to Watersports

After having a canoeing injury and starting university both at similar times, I moved away from sport and threw myself into my studies. After finishing University last summer, I decided it was time and the perfect opportunity to get back…

What is Gout?

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis, which is extremely painful giving intense, acute pain making joints become swollen, hot, red and shiny.   The pain can be so painful that even light touch or the touch of a bed sheet can cause…

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…

The Sacroiliac Joint

The sacral iliac joint is very strong and is made up of the sacrum, ilium, pubis and is composed of ligaments that make it an extremely stable joint which only allows small movements. During pregnancy the ligaments within this joint change…

An Osteo's Guide to Breastfeeding

How often should I feed my baby? Everyone is different, and everyone especially babies feel hungry at different times of the day, but typically babies want to be fed every 2 – 3 hours. Babies are small, and you don’t want to over feed…

The Tongue Tied Baby

What is Tongue Tie? Tongue Tie also known as Ankloglossia affects 4-11% of babies although I have found it is becoming more common.  It is usually identified when you have your new born checks after birth, however it can be easily missed…