One of the greatest front men of all time, Freddie Mercury, once sang “I want to ride my bicycle”. With the world on lockdown, here in the UK we are allowed out of house only to food shop and to exercise. I have noticed whilst… Read More »The biomechanics and affects of cycling on the body
I read back in February an interesting article by the Musicians’ Health Collective stating that – 66% of orchestral #musicians were in chronic pain– 50% were currently in #pain. As a singer and guitarist for the past 20 years I have faced many forms of chronic pain over the… Read More »The physical stress of being a Musician.
Bad back…..tight neck……tight shoulders. These are common issues we see in the clinic very often. In fact, 9 times out 10 I treat someone with some form of upper back, neck and/or shoulder discomfort. Why is that? Why do so many people suffer with back, neck and shoulder… Read More »Upper Cross Syndrome – A Pain in The Neck
Relatively unknown to most people living in the West until recently, cupping therapy is an alternative therapeutic method that has been popular in China since around 1000 B.C. Some records show that variations of cupping practices might actually be much older — possibly dating as far back as 3000 B.C. (1)And for good reason. Cupping… Read More »Cupping Therapy: Alternative Medicine for Pain, Immunity & Digestion
I recently had a chance to go and speak at a meeting for people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. My time there was to explain just how soft tissue therapy can help with the symptoms of fibromyalgia. First off, I am not a doctor, scientist or someone who has a profound understanding of fibromyalgia.… Read More »Soft Tissue Treatment & Fibromyalgia
I was asked an interesting question publicly on Social Media the other night. It was a good question and one that others may also ponder. The question was this: “Greg, I am curious. Is “therapist” a regulated term? Is it kosher to call yourself a “Sports Massage Therapist” instead of just “Sports Masseuse””? (NOTE: The… Read More »What is in a title?