Bird dog is a core exercise used in many forms of exercise from yoga to Pilates to gym workouts. It requires core strength and extensor muscle strength but also balance and body awareness to perform well…
Place your hands on your hips with the fingertips pointing down. Ensure the shoulder is not rolled forwards by imagining your shoulder blades sliding gently towards the centre of your back, or your back pocket.
The knee joint is primarily a hinge joint. Simplified, the quadriceps, a group of muscles along the front of the thigh, work to extend the leg at the knee joint (straighten it) and the hamstrings, a group of muscles along the back of the thigh, work to bend the leg at the knee joint.
From standing, fold at the hip, knee and ankle joints into a small squat position maintaining length in the spine. Engage through the deep core muscles and transfer the weight into one leg without dropping or hitching one side of the pelvis
When the arms are held forward of the body for extended periods as they often are in desk work and keyboard use, the whole shoulder girdle becomes tight and uncomfortable and the shoulders appear to be perpetually rounded.
Long periods of sitting typically causes pain and discomfort in the neck, shoulders and lower back. These are not the only areas to cause pain; headaches, tingling in the fingers, tennis elbow, hip pain as well as a host of other symptoms can be really quite common in desk workers…
This page contains all our remedial massage articles.
Massage has been used as a form of healing for thousands of years, some saymaor than 4000 years. In recent times science has begun explain how this treatment works and how if can be more effective than some of our modern pain management treatments.
Evidence based treatment is extremely important to our practice. New targeted treatment techniques are being developed regularly to treat specific conditions so keeping up to date is really important to get the best outcome for our clients.
Massage therapy (including myotherapy) is defined as the practice of using physical pressure to manipulate a person’s muscles and other soft-tissue in order to reduce pain and increase range of motion.
Massage therapy describes a wide variety of treatment techniques that can vary greatly, we specialise in remedial massage with is a more targeted treatment modality.