How to bend without hurting your back

How to bend without hurting your back

If I hear someone saying “bend your knees, not your back!” once more, I think I might scream. Why? Because it’s just so wrong, and so counterproductive. Think about it. You have 29 bones in your spine (7 in your neck, 12 in your thorax, 5 in your low back and 5 —...
Stiff spinal segments – Sarah Key Method 1

Stiff spinal segments – Sarah Key Method 1

Recently, 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. Now it’s time to start talking about what goes wrong with backs. Sarah’s theory is that...
Spinal anatomy – how does it work?

Spinal anatomy – how does it work?

I promised to explain Sarah Key’s theories about back pain; but first I need to go through how uninjured backs work. The normal spine with its S-shaped curve The spine is an S-shaped column of alternating vertebrae (bones) and discs. At the front of the spine are the...
What’s the Sarah Key Method all about?

What’s the Sarah Key Method all about?

Nell standing on Sarah Key Nell is one of the only qualified Sarah Key therapists in London – but what is the Sarah Key Method? Sarah Key is a leading physiotherapist and an expert in back pain – and physiotherapist to the Queen. Put simply, she’s...