The transformational power of breathing

The transformational power of breathing

A trend I’ve been seeing lately with my physiotherapy patients is altered breathing patterns – not using the diaphragm properly and instead breathing up into the tops of the lungs. It’s an area I’ve been trying to learn more about, so when a serendipitous offer...
A regular massage can change your life

A regular massage can change your life

People often ask us how often they should get a massage.  And we think it’s something you should do regularly if you can – in fact, for optimal results if you’re a regular exerciser, a rule of thumb is to aim for a massage every 5-8 training...
Can you train your way out of clumsiness?

Can you train your way out of clumsiness?

We’ve blogged before about Elizabeth, our Movement & Balance therapist and what she can do. But what actually happens in a Movement & Balance session and how effective is it? This week, Victory’s Practice Manager (and self described clumsy person) Rachel...
Case study: Life after breast cancer

Case study: Life after breast cancer

Some years ago, while on holiday, I was lucky enough to meet a delightful lady called Jill.  Jill had recently had some bad news – she’d been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and was waiting for surgery.  We got chatting, and eventually she asked if I...
Stress hormones and how they work

Stress hormones and how they work

As I recently wrote, stress is becoming a 21st century epidemic – and nearly every day at Victory, we see and treat people whose stress levels are poorly controlled, leading to anxiety, poor sleeping patterns, injury and illness.  But did you know that stress by...