I’m back

My third son was born 5 weeks ago and so the dust is beginning to settle and a feeling of normality is returning. I am patiently awaiting my 6 week post-natal review so I can really get started in my return to a healthy body (and therefore a healthy mind).  In fact, my long term…

The Restorative Nature of Holidays

I have just returned from a week on holiday in Malaga and thought with the summer holidays fast approaching, now would be a good time to share my musings on how a holiday can be extremely restorative.  And that’s even if you are travelling with little people in tow. Escape from the daily grind: Wherever…

2 days to go – Last minute top tips for The London Marathon

Having ran, worked at and spectated at a few London Marathons, I am well aware that nothing can fully prepare you for the emotions of your first marathon. So, I have compiled a short list of last minute tips: Sunday is going to be a warm day so ensure you are on top of your…

Back yourself to get your back better

I have enjoyed seeing the revelations around the effective management of back pain headlining the national papers today with titles such as; ‘Back Pain Care is Useless’ (The Times) ‘Lower Back Pain Being Treated Badly on a Global Scale’ (The Guardian) ‘Many Back Pain Patients Getting Wrong Care’ (BBC news) This is not news to…

London Marathon 6 weeks-to-go

For those of you running the London Marathon in just 6 weeks, there should just be two or three weeks of heavy training left before the best bit of the training plan – the taper. I am relatively experienced in the London Marathon; I’ve worked as a physio along the route three times, I have supported my…