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How to get relief from leg cramps

May 6th, 2019

I know many of our clients are keen runners, so leg cramps are a common problem we see in clinic.  So I wanted to share some self-help tips on treating leg cramps. In your lower torso, cramps typically affect your calf muscles. Should they appear after strenuous physical activity, performing this exercise may help relieve […]

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Natural ways to reduce anxiety – Part 3

October 12th, 2018

What I want to share with you know is probably the simplest and easiest method of reducing anxiety, you can do it anywhere and it costs nothing.  Its called breathing.  Yes I know we do it all the time.  But when you get anxious we begin to breathe rapidly and shallowly from our upper chest.  […]

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Busting the top 5 massage myths

November 19th, 2017

In this post I am going to do my best to bust 5 common myths about massage.  So here goes 1 I can take it Probably the biggest myth is that the harder the pressure the better.  We only need to use enough pressure to release the tension and it is way more imporant where […]

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Muscle Cramps Summary

February 14th, 2016

Muscle cramps are painful, a great nuisance but they are a benign condition.  (see what are muscle cramps).  Their importance is linked to the discomfort and inconvience they cause.  Their exact cause is unknown, (see what causes muscle cramps) although they are more likely to occur as we get older and  some people are predisposed […]

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How much stress is too much?

May 16th, 2014

How much stress is too much? Because of the widespread damage stress can cause, it’s important to know your own limit. But just how much stress is “too much” differs from person to person. We’re all different. Some people are able to roll with the punches, while others seem to crumble in the face of […]

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Am I stressed?

April 21st, 2014

If you ask people are they stressed, most people will say no.  The reality is that people rarely feel stressed out.  So I wanted to publish a guide to helping you becoming more aware of when your stress goes to high. Psychologist Connie Lillas uses a driving analogy to describe the three most common ways […]

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Rethinking stress…

January 21st, 2014

We all know that a little bit of stress helps motivate us but too much stress is bad for you, or is it?  Most people, including me, that write about chronic stress talk about the devastating impact on our mental or physical health. But a recent study has made me rethink how I look at […]

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Common Triathlete Injuries – Part 1

July 4th, 2013

Some most common triathlete injuries can be described as: Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Chondromalacia Patella Shin Splints Plantar Fasciitis Achilles Tendinitis Over the next few weeks I will be looking at these injuries one by one. Today I will focus on the Rotator Cuff Tendinitis and Chondromalacia Patella injuries. The Rotator Cuff is the most common […]

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