When an experience has meaning there is usually an emotional aspect to that experience that strengthens the connectivity between neurons making it easier for us to recall. This makes sense from a biological perspective. Being able to remember a bad experience from the past helps us to avoid one in the future. The disadvantage of […]
Tom Purvis on Postural Analysis
“You cannot analyse posture. That is nonsense. There is no way of knowing what is causing what is being observed. You don’t know if someone is standing the way they are because of structure, habit, laziness, psychological issues, hormonal imbalances or pathological concerns.” “This is another paint-by-number approach that falsely empowers personal trainers. If you […]
How to improve internal hip rotation for golf
In this post we’ll show you exactly how to improve internal hip rotation for golf without the need to stretch. Internal hip rotation is a critical movement if you are to achieve both power and accuracy in your swing. A reduction in hip rotation is linked to back pain in golfers and the amount of […]
Upper trapezius stretches for shoulder and neck pain.
In this post we look at potential solutions for shoulder and neck pain and explain why upper trapezius stretches may not be the answer. The upper trapezius muscle takes a lot of stick from rehabilitation professionals. It’s usually blamed for the neck pain you get when sitting at a desk all day. In most cases […]
Is exercise good for chronic pain?
Exercise is generally regarded as an effective treatment for conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is common however to see both positive and negative reactions to exercise from people suffering from these conditions. The Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue Research Group (CHROPIVER) in Belgium have been investigating why this […]