Injuries: Ice or Heat?

A question I am asked all the time is when something hurts should you use ‘Ice or Heat?’.  As always the answer is – it depends…… Ice   When you initially strain a muscle or sprain ligaments or tendons there are tears in the fibre, bleeding and swelling.  This leads to inflammation and heat being …

Injuries: How long to heal? Part I: The Stages of Healing

The dreaded question we face as therapists – ‘How long to heal?’.  It is not because we don’t want to commit to a timeline but it is because there are so many variables to healing time that it truly is like asking ‘How long is a piece of string?’.  To go some way to helping …

Muscle Imbalance: The ‘Long’ and the ‘Short’ of it.

Ever had an ache, pain or strain that no matter how much you stretch it out doesn’t seem to disappear?  Well you certainly are not the first or even last person who has expressed this frustration to me followed quickly by ‘Can you just give it a rub for me?’.  Well maybe all this stretching …