This is for all of you that sit at a desk at work. Let me guess, you get (or are very likely to get, sorry) at least one of the following; Neck pain Back pain Shoulder stiffness Pins & Needles in your arms/ hands Sciatica/ leg pain ...among others. So I am sure a lot … Continue reading Work at a Desk? You Need More Than a Workout…
Exam periods are right around the corner for those at university, college and school - and if you're not studying, a majority of us work at a desk! Poor posture at a desk can lead to lower back, neck, shoulder and wrist pain and injury to name just a few - and can really get in … Continue reading Simple Tips for Sitting Smart
Do you have tight hamstrings? Common sense would be to stretch them right? What if I told you that some of you could stretch your hamstrings all day long, and nothing would change? Let me explain... We are taught that if something is "tight" we need to stretch it or increase our mobility, but what … Continue reading Are Your ‘Tight’ Hamstrings Actually Tight?
Last year I completed an acupuncture course for Sports Injuries. So I thought I'd give you a simple incite into what I did and what acupuncture/dry needling is and does, enjoy! Acupuncture vs Dry Needling - what is the difference? Acupuncture is a treatment which falls into the scope of traditional Chinese medicine, and is based on … Continue reading Dry Needling/Acupuncture for Injury
First of all - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now we have all started back at work for 2017, some of you may be feeling a little stressed, which can lead to all sorts of things; one of those being headaches. So here are some simple tips to keep tension headaches at bay! 1. Neck Positioning Roll … Continue reading 3 Tips to Reduce Tension Headaches
Christmas is just around the corner (I think it's come around quicker than ever)! So you are either all organised and ready, or have a little (or a lot) left to do! Though chances are that you will still be making a few more shopping trips before the big day. Shopping is great, but if your anything like … Continue reading Don’t Let Christmas Be A Pain In The Back!
This post follows on from the previous 'Measure Your Mobility: The Ankle' feature in October. So now that you know how to measure your ankle dorsiflexion mobility, here are some simple exercises you can do at home to improve it! Muscle Flexibility Like I have mentioned in earlier posts, muscle flexibility is commonly the first thing … Continue reading Improving Your Mobility: The Ankle
Just a quick post! Halloween has been and gone, next up; bonfire night! Who doesn't love staring at fireworks while all wrapped up with sparklers and a hot chocolate? It may vary depending on whether you're at home with a few fireworks, or watching a grand 30 minute display... but all that staring up into the sky can … Continue reading Remember Remember (Your Neck!) On The 5th of November
Welcome to Simple Sport Therapy's first blog post. This will be kept short and simple - enjoy! This post talks you through a simple test you can do at home to measure your ankle mobility. When you think about mobility and flexibility, a lot of people think that this is just in relation to whether you … Continue reading Measure Your Mobility: The Ankle