Are High Heels Causing You Pain?

High heels, the not-so-ultimate fashion accessory! While some believe “beauty is pain,” how much pain and long term damage are you willing to endure?

Slide into a pair of high heels and postural changes occur instantaneously. The low back becomes more arched, the upper body leans forward, the buttocks stick backwards, knees are slightly flexed, weight shifts to the front of the feet and the calf muscles are shortened. Read more

The Benefits of Chewing Your Food Slowly

Mastication is the art of what you do with food in your mouth – chewing. In today’s modern society everyone is constantly on the move, always in a rush, with no time to sit and contemplate life – this has led to a reduction in the time available to sit and eat a meal. The modern man or woman tends to eat on the run, between meetings, at their office desk while answering emails, whilst on the phone, in meetings discussing business issues or while trying to get the kids ready for school or bed. This might just be one of the reasons for a large increase in digestive problems such as bloating, gas, abdominal pains, constipation, allergies, eczema and many more. Read more

Dr Osteopathy – The Amateur Triathlete – How new shoes eliminated my Achilles pain

As a triathlete I am always looking to move faster on my feet, trying to get ahead of the person in front, and the best way to do that in a triathlon is in the running leg. The best triathletes are almost always the best runners. Not being born a natural runner, it’s important for me (165cm tall with short legs and over 6 years of weight training) to make the most of any edge I can get.

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