A good friend of mine recently asked her clients a question – No pain, No gain….agree or disagree? The results were interesting with 43% saying agree and 57% saying disagree… how would you vote? Well it certainly got me thinking – about the phrase, about people’s perception of pain and about how a widely used […]

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Therapeutic massage is a great form of body maintenance that can be used regularly. When things are busy, stress starts to increase and tension and pain can begin to interfere with everyday life. Having enough down time is important for the body to reset itself and be ready to tackle life’s challenges tomorrow! Therapeutic massage […]

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Regular exercise is necessary for all of us – whether you are in pain (chronic or acute) or wanting to stay out of pain, exercise has been shown to help. You may be unsure about the type of exercise that is best for you, or worried about the volume or loads you should be doing. […]

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Arthritis is not just one condition, it is actually an umbrella term for several different conditions affecting joints throughout the body. Arthritis basically means inflammation of joints and the synovial fluid that surrounds them. This causes pain, swelling, stiffness, immobility, and difficulty performing normal daily activities like hanging out the washing, driving a car or […]

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The vagus nerve is the 10th cranial nerve and stretches from the brain-stem to the digestive tract, giving it the widest distribution of any other cranial nerve. It is responsible for several important functions throughout the body including: modulating heart rate, increasing stomach acid and digestive enzymes and activating peristalsis (the movement of food through […]

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One of the most common things I see in the clinic and hear about in the gym is people struggling with shoulder pain. Generally, it starts as a slight niggle that you only feel sometimes, which then starts to become more frequent and more intense, until it’s too painful to train through or do daily […]

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