Why are ankles so important?

The ankle is a complicated area, as it has to provide a hinge (talocrural joint) to propel you forward when walking, while at the same time being able to twist in all directions to allow you to balance and adapt to undulations on the ground. A joint is where two bones...

How did massage help Adam with his strength training?

Adam is a young City professional, who trains 4 times a week, including twice a week with a personal trainer. In the winter he trains for strength — but in the spring/summer, he trains for hypertrophy to ensure he’s buff for the beach! This year, while he wasn’t...

Disc prolapse — the Sarah Key Method Stage 4

Back in October, I started a series of blog posts detailing Sarah Key’s theory on back pain. I wrote about spinal anatomy and explained how the spine should work in a “normal” situation, and I followed that up by writing about the “stiff spinal segment” and “facet...

Anyone for tennis (elbow)?

Tennis elbow presents as a pain in the outside of the elbow, especially when gripping — tennis players generally notice it when they hit a backhand shot, and non-tennis players are more likely to feel pain on shaking hands and carrying shopping. But what is it — and...

What’s the best way to avoid an ACL injury?

Hockey, rugby, football and skiing have a lot in common: all winter sports, practised by millions across the world, involving twisting, turning, and powerful acceleration and deceleration. They also have a high incidence of knee injuries, particularly to the vital...