How and why to bend at the hip

How and why to bend at the hip

  The ‘hip bend’ or ‘hip hinge’ is a movement we perform easily when we are toddlers, but as we grow older and our spine starts to develop, most of us allow this natural flexibility to lapse. This results in us using and depending upon the spine far more than we...
How to work those hips, knees and toes

How to work those hips, knees and toes

 The lunge is a movement that places the hip in an extended position, but its special gift is its ability to place one hip in ‘extension’ and the other in ‘flexion’ at the same time, so helping with flexibility and mobility as well as general fitness.To perform the...
In praise of pulling power!

In praise of pulling power!

Back pain is becoming ever more prevalent as a problem of modern life. Desk workers, sitting with heads tilted toward a computer screen, or anyone spending a significant amount of time staring down at a tablet or mobile phone, may be at risk of a growing problem:...
Back ache: why to act at first signs of pain

Back ache: why to act at first signs of pain

  Back pain at its worst is a crippling condition, yet it is one that until it strikes its impact tends to be underestimated or not taken that seriously. Yet we ignore twinges in our backs at our peril, as the painful risk of them becoming worse can open us to...
Joint pain: a first step to relief.

Joint pain: a first step to relief.

     Joint pain: a first step to relief. Joint pain is a common complaint and too often many of us don’t know what to do about it. Exercise can be the last thing on people’s minds, yet movement can be an enduring solution to reducing ankle, knee, hip or shoulder pain....

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