Why cycling really is better for our health

Active commuting has been recommended as a practical way of incorporating more physical activity into our daily lives. Cycling to work is one such activity which is believed to be so beneficial it is now being hailed as a ‘wonder drug’. Imagine that, a drug that reduces the risk of people developing heart disease and cancers. One that can cut …

Integrated approach to Pain?

What is Pain? Pain is very much a unique and personal experience which can be influenced by your beliefs, past experiences, emotions, culture and many other factors. It is the brain’s ‘perception of the threat to the body’. Each part of your body contains many sensors that constantly send messages to the brain with information about the current state of …

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and is common in peopled aged 40-60. Those that are affected are generally people who are required to stand for long periods of time, walk or run on hard surfaces, either through sport or occupation and for the overweight. What causes it? Not stretching out your calf muscles …