Brighton Marathon Training Advice

Antony, the Sundial physio here in Brighton recently attended a pre-marathon meeting to give advice to charity runners who are giving their sweat and blood to race the next Brighton Marathon in April 2011. They have kindly given their time to run for the The Rockinghorse Appeal. A talk was given by personal trainers, a…

Tips to prevent back and shoulder pains in photographers

Tips to prevent back and shoulder pains in photographers

Back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain are common in photographers. Unlike many other pursuits photography pains are not confined to those of us who dabble occasionally with their SLR and who are therefore ‘unfit’ with the crouching postures, running for shots or even just the transporting of the camera. For better backs, shoulders,…

Top tips to avoid back pain when moving house

Top tips to avoid back pain when moving house

Everyone knows that moving house is listed as one of the top 3 most stressful events of anyone’s life, following closely behind  bereavement and marriage.   Having just moved house and recently said “I do” within a month of each other myself I can certainly vouch for that! But taking action to minimise the physical…

Massage may improve immunity too

Massage therapy may help fight infections. Until recently, little scientific investigation has been conducted to examine the belief that massage therapy can effect the immune system of healthy people. If there are any links between massage therapy and improved immune function, the mechanisms by which they operate are not known. One study has evaluated the…

10 Top Tips to Prevent Back Pain on Holiday

10 Top Tips to Prevent Back Pain on Holiday

At this time of year we start to see several people who have injured themselves on holiday. It is not the sort of holidays that you might expect either. Rather than activity holidays like biking, kayaking, tennis and walking trips it is the inactivity holidays that are worst culprit. As stress builds leading up to…

X-rays reduce cancer risk says latest research

X-rays reduce cancer risk says latest research

Using x-rays to see inside the body has been around since 1895 and chiropractors were amongst the first to use this wonderful new technology. The first x-ray machine to be installed in a chiropractic college was in 1910 in Davenport, Iowa. Since then x-ray use fallen in and out of favour in both medical and…

Four Secrets to Relieve Arthritis - Without the Use of Drugs

Four Secrets to Relieve Arthritis – Without the Use of Drugs

Arthritis is a joint disorder. The joints are inflamed which can cause significant pain and can interfere with an individual’s regular daily routine. A lot of people suffering from arthritis depend on medications to relieve the pain but depending on drugs is not a very healthy option. So we’ll be sharing four simple secrets to…

Physiotherapy Exercises You Can Do at Home

Physiotherapy Exercises You Can Do at Home

Physiotherapy is a therapy that makes use of physical techniques to relieve pain and increase mobility. Physiotherapists will often use exercise as a treatment. So here are a few easy physiotherapy exercises for your back, neck and feet that you can do at home to help yourself. Tips to get the most out of these…