Sports Injuries – the book and its history

Over 25 years ago I wrote the first edition of Sports Injuries.  At the time I was instrumental in setting up one of the first MSc programmes in the management of sporting injuries for physiotherapists & podiatrists at the then Crewe & Alsager College (later to become...

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Yoga breathing exercises – Pranayama

When we work out, we obviously sweat, breathe deeply, and increase our heartrate. But, did you know that you can actually do exercises for breathing, rather than the other way around? Well, one of the best known types of breathing exercise is found in yoga. Yoga in...

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Back Rehabilitation – the 3R’s approach

You could be forgiven for being a bit confused about back exercises.  Workplaces are often full of posters saying, “keep your back straight – bend your knees”, and yet yoga and Pilates classes encourage bending the back.  We are cautioned to take care when lifting,...

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IBS – can acupuncture help?

The condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of a group of conditions referred to as functional gastrointestinal disorders.  These result from a change in the way the brain sends signals to the nerves supplying the digestive organs (gut-brain interaction).  ...

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Menopause and hot flushes – can Acupuncture help?

Menopause is a condition which normally occurs later in a women’s life (typically between 40 – 58 years), although it can also occur earlier as a result of surgery and treatment of various cancers.  When periods stop (amenorrhoea) and have not occurred for 12 months,...

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Posture is not important – until it is

Twenty years ago, posture was a buzzword in the therapy world. Posture analysis was commonplace, and often linked to the then emerging practice of muscle balance assessment. Many articles and books were written on the subject. In fact, our clinic director Dr...

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Scoliosis – what the exercise teacher needs to know

Scoliosis is a side (lateral) curvature of the spine, usually associated with a twisted appearance on forward bending movements in yoga.  Normally the spinal bones are stacked on top of each other to form a column.  From the side, there is an inward curve (lordosis)...

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Sports & Soft Tissue Injuries – the book

Sports Injuries has been the textbook for which clinic director Dr Christopher Norris is best known within the therapy and exercise world.  2018 saw the release of the most recent edition of this renowned text, and in this blog, we take a look at the book, its...

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