The History of Pilates

The History of Pilates Joseph Pilates, born in 1880 Germany, spent his childhood fighting rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. Determined to become physically immune to his ailments, Joe studied yoga, meditation and the rigorous exercise regimes of the ancient Greeks … Continued


Do you have flat feet? Do this simple test to find out what kind of feet you have! – When you step out of the shower, see what footprint your barefoot leaves on the bathroom floor and it’s as simple … Continued

MND Ice Bucket Challenge!

Thank you Ashley Jones, Laura Smith and Nicola Bayntun for my MND Ice Bucket nomination, I nominate Katie Strelczuk (sorry you’ll always be a Goodall when I’m under pressure!!!), Aidan Jones and Toby Taylor-Willis! Don’t forget to text ICED55 £5 … Continued

Live Healthy

Live Healthy Why do I keep posting about food? Well first off, I love food, but secondly, and more importantly: I have a diploma in Naturopathy. This was part of my 4 year Osteopathic Medicine Masters and it taught me … Continued

The Quick Fix

A frequent dilemma all osteopath’s are faced with on a daily basis: Do you treat the symptoms or tackle the cause? For example: A patient walks in with lower back pain. On examination you find a number of problems, hyper … Continued

Plum Pudding!

Mmmmmmm! Plum Pudding! Thanks to an enormous glut of plums I made this fantastic plum pudding, inspired by the wonderful Anna from Energy Works. Not the prettiest dessert I’ve every made, but it tastes great. Ingredients: For the Plum Compote … Continued

What is Neutral Spine?

Do you struggle to find your Neutral Spine? Neutral Spine is a commonly used phrase amongst pilates instructors and back specialists. If you are struggling with a lower back problem you will probably be told that strengthening your core, (the … Continued

Frozen Shoulder

I’ve just had a great hour of CPD, (continual professional development), from the comfort of my own home thanks to The Academy of Physical Medicine. I feel far better informed to treat and manage patients with adhesive capsulitis (AKA Frozen … Continued

6 Common Swimming Myths, Debunked

I just found this at: 6 Common Swimming Myths, Debunked If the swim is holding you back, read on to make sure one of these misconceptions isn’t keeping you in the slow lane. by Julia Galan Ask a group of … Continued