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Arthritis and Exercise

(Please note: this article shouldn’t replace advice given by a medical professional)

According to Volkgezondheidenzorg.info, 7.5% of men and 13.1% of women between 40 and 44 had been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2017 and the figures for osteoarthritis (artose in Dutch) are 11.7% of men and 15.6% of women. The NHS website defines arthritis […]

Tight sciatic nerve

Tight Sciatic Nerve

One of the areas of the body we look at during a biomechanics screening is the sciatic nerve. I would say about 80% of the clients I have worked with don’t know what the sciatic nerve is.Therefore thought it would be a good subject to write about it.

The sciatic nerve runs down […]

Thoughts on pain

A few years ago I had a client who had been previously diagnosed with knee pain. There were some patterns I noticed about her that demonstrated that it isn’t only tissue damage that create pain. There are also other factors that contribute to the pain. In her case there would be two contrasting categories […]

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    Why women should be strength training in their forties and above

Why women should be strength training in their forties and above

I’ve been in my forties for a year or three now already and I am becoming increasingly aware that there are changes coming my way. It can be quite a confusing time, but in this blog I want to talk about the importance of strength training during this period. I’m aging alongside my clients, […]

Biomechanics Coaching for Dummies

One of the many challenges of having done a Diploma in Biomechanics Coaching is that it’s quite a challenge to explain what I do. Everyone has an idea what a physiotherapist does, but once upon a time physiotherapy used to be a new thing, so I am hoping one of these days everyone will […]

Starting triathlon – my experience

As I sit on the eve of my first triathlon of 2019 I am reflecting on the start of taking up this crazy sport. In my last blog post Why I started running I said that I had intended to take up triathlon many years previously, but fell in love with running and 10 years later […]

Why I started running

I have been a runner for over 15 years now. But what got me started and why do I run?

Many people who meet me think that I have always been a runner, but I actually started from zero.

I was always active as a child and was desperate to be a gymnast, with no club […]

Why I became a Biomechanics Coach

After being a Personal Trainer for about 5 years I was satisfied and happy with my work but I had the feeling something was missing. I had clients who weren’t able to move in what I learned was good form and then other clients who had “perfect form” that could still get niggles and […]

As Take That sang – “Have a little patience”

The start of the triathlon season has taught me the act of being patient.  Reflecting on last year I often found myself constantly low of energy because I started the season too soon after I had run a marathon and there were a lot of things going on in my life.  I therefore decided to […]

Be a rebel – take the challenge

As you will no doubt have realised if you follow me, I am always trying to encourage people to sit less.  Today I take the challenge to get off your butts.

We are designed to be hunters and gatherers but there has been a relatively recent change in human behaviour. We now sit more, we are […]