Tag Archives: Posture

Simple Tips to Relieve Back Pain When Running

Back pain while running, particularly for long distance runners, is quite common. Unfortunately, most of these runners who experience back pain are unaware of some simple skills that they can introduce into their exercise routine to take control. In this short article, I am going to highlight some key postural change…

Stand straight, breathe better

We all breathe. It’s a necessity of life and something we generally do without thinking about it. Most of us also don’t tend to think about our posture and how we sit or stand. However, if we do think about them it becomes clear how interlinked they are. Don’t believe…

Standing workstations are a waste of money… or are they?

Recent press coverage is suggesting that people who use standing workstations are continuing to experience aches and pains at work. Ummmmm…. well yeah!  I don’t think it takes a genius to figure out that standing at a work station for long periods of time is no better (well maybe marginally)…

Hamstring pain when running?

Runners will often complain of hamstring pain when putting in the miles. Unfortunately, hamstring pain isn’t a particularly straightforward problem. Pain in this area during loading, like in a sport such as running, can be down to a whole host of reasons. In more occasions than not the pain can be…

Four simple stretches to improve shoulder mobility

Shoulder stiffness is a common complaint and one that we treat frequently at Elite Therapy. Even mild shoulder stiffness can impact on our daily lives as well as cause pain. If severe, it can affect people’s work, hobbies and ability to sleep. Stiffness in the front of the shoulder and upper chest is…

Five essential stretches for good back health

Your pelvis is placed under strain every day as it serves as a connector and pivot between your lower and upper body. Given its location and important function, your pelvis needs to be both stable and flexible to maintain good back health. For the best hip, pelvic, and lower back…

Reduce Your Back Pain: Pelvic Control

Most people in the UK have experienced some form of back pain. In most cases people can reduce or control back pain by making simple changes to their posture. Due to anatomical pressures and gravity, people regularly maintain what is called an anterior tilted pelvis. Effectively, if you arch your lower…

The squat simplified

The squat is a well-known movement that is utilized in many gym sessions and fitness classes. One reason for its popularity is that it uses almost every muscle in the body and improves flexibility, mobility and strength throughout. It is also a movement replicated in every day life without us even being aware…

Patellofemoral Dysfunction

What causes it? Generally speaking, patellofemoral dysfunction occurs under one of two broad circumstances; either when the patella is forced with excessive pressure against the underlying femur or when it is pulled excessively either laterally or medically against the groove. In either case, this would cause irritation and abrasion of…