Tag Archives: tension in the muscles

The Essentials – Lower Back

The lower back includes the lumbar spine and all the associated muscles in this region. The spine is vertebrae stacked on top of each other with a disc in between and nerves that exit between each vertebra. Between each vertebra are a set of joints, one on each side called facet joints. These are two smooth cartilage surfaces, […]

Muscle Crossover

Why do I have a pain in my foot when I actually have a shoulder strain? Because of the muscle crossover, the problems can spread up into the pelvis, hips and lower back or problems can refer down from there. Pain in the groin can be any number of issues coming from a range of […]

Foot and Ankle Common Problems

Our legs, feet and ankles do a huge amount of work, which is why for some people they can get really sore. Our feet are like springs. They have arches length ways and across the fore foot acting like shock absorbers when we stand, walk and run. These arches are held and maintained by muscles and ligaments […]

Shoulders – Overview

The shoulders commonly have a lot to do with our posture. We can recognize our poor posture by the position of our shoulders. Our prime postural presentation actually comes from our torso but imbalances in the shoulder muscles can help pull us forward into poor postural habits. Imbalance between the shoulder mechanism can also create a […]

Posture -Slouching When Seated

Slouching and slumping puts unnecessary strain on your neck, shoulders and upper back. Bad posture causes a domino effect of pain and discomfort throughout your whole body. There are many reasons for your posture that you have. One is that you genetically inherited it. Some of us inherit a very upright posture while others inherit a very slumped […]

What is Stretch for Life?

Stretch for Life is a stretching and strengthening program devised by Stretch for Life founder, Osteopath Tim Judd. More about Tim here. This stretching programme is the result of 20 years as a practicing Osteopath. As Tim remembers: Patients would often forget the exercises I prescribed and as I could not find a credible source […]