Sports Injuries – the book and its history

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...
Yoga breathing exercises – Pranayama

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...
Back Rehabilitation – the 3R’s approach

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,...
IBS – can acupuncture help?

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).  ...