Sports Therapy and Pilates

Cranial Osteopathy for Adults

Cranial osteopathy is a treatment not often associated with adults, but with babies. So, when my friend Lydia Armitage suggested she used it as a treatment modality during an osteopathic MOT treatment session I was keen to see how it could affect adults. What is Cranial Osteopathy? Cranial osteopathy is a very subtle type of Continue reading »

Pilates and Cycling

Pilates and cycling would not normally be two exercise options uttered in the same sentence. The traditional view of improving cycling performance would be to get on your bike and pedal, the more miles the better! But what if unrolling the Pilates mat, and spending some time strengthening, mobilising and stretching could also provide improvements? Continue reading »

Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Raising awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis is important to me because a very close friend lives with it daily, and I’ve followed her story for many years. In fact, throughout our 21 years of friendship I have never known her not to have back pain. I hope this blog, written alongside Lisa’s personal account, Continue reading »

Will Exercise Help My Headache?

“Will exercise help my headache?” is a common search question on search engines. Headaches can be incredibly debilitating and the thought of starting an exercise session with a pounding head can be off putting. But the right form of exercise could help to relieve that pounding, throbbing headache and make you feel better. A headache Continue reading »

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate….and How Much is Too Much?!

With Easter around the corner I thought I’d look at Dark Chocolate, its health benefits, nutritional content, and how we can incorporate it into a healthier lifestyle with some snack ideas. What is Dark Chocolate? Dark chocolate is the richest variety of chocolate you can buy. It is often bitter to taste due to its Continue reading »

Skiing and Pilates – Be Strong on the Slopes!

Can Pilates Help Improve My Skiing? There are some things that you can’t control on the ski slopes. Things like the weather, visibility, how much snow there is, or other skiers! But thankfully you can control your own preparation with a pre-ski strength programme to ensure you feel strong, confident and have fun. 3 major Continue reading »

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