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Dutch barge 9 lessons from living on a boat

The dream turned into a nightmare. 5 years ago I decided to chase an old dream of mine. The dream was to live on a boat. Not a small narrowboat, but a big, beautiful Dutch…

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Poor posture Is my poor posture just a bad habit?

I recall several times throughout my life where I was told to stand up straight, to pull my shoulders back, not to slouch forward like I was apparently doing – unknowingly of course. Maybe you’ve…

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sciatica Treatment for sciatica

What is sciatica? True sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is compressed causing pain in the leg. However, the term is usually misused to describe back pain with nerve compression. That may not sound important…

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Incremental change Incremental change

I often think of life like a spinning top. We have thoughts, emotions, wants and needs all trying to pull us in different directions. Not to mention the demands of friends, family and work. To…

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Back and neck pain How does pain become chronic pain?

If you’ve ever hit your thumb with a hammer you’ll know just how hypersensitive it can feel over the next few days. The term for that pain is ‘hyperalgesia’. It occurs in all injured or…

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Pain and Dizziness Research My Research into Pain and Dizziness

Why do a masters in neuroscience? In 2018 I started a masters in musculoskeletal neuroscience, focusing on my research on pain, dizziness and balance. The timing wasn’t great, we had just moved house, were building…

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Falling Who’s at risk of falling over?

Who’s at risk of falling? Falling represent one the leading causes of injury worldwide. Two of the big risk factors are reduced mobility and reduced balance. Both tend to get worse with age, especially with…

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Gait assessment

Why is gait assessment useful? We think nothing of walking around the house, up the stairs or out in the garden. To do so, however, is incredibly complex. In order to walk well you need…

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Chiropractor in Woking Why does my back hurt?

Why does my whole back hurt? With any injury, regardless of what tissue is injured, there will be pain sensitisation. This is where we become more sensitive to touch. We’ve all experienced it, just think…

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Low back pain What causes chronic back pain?

Most people will experience low back pain during their lifetime. 20% will go onto develop chronic low back pain or persistent episodes of back pain. Why does that happen? In this video I explain a…

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An overview of post-concussion syndrome (mTBI)

The definition of post-concussion syndrome. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion is very common. Fortunately, the majority of cases resolve within 7-10 days. However, post-concussive syndrome (PCS) is referred to as the presence of persistent…

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Stress, tension, anxiety The effect of stress and anxiety on your muscles

Stress and anxiety are contributors to many different health issues. Current estimates suggest that 3 million people in the UK are suffering from anxiety with more than 1 in 10 people are likely to have…

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