Back Pain

The real cause of your back pain  Far from being a weak, delicate structure that needs to be protected, our spines are highly mobile and capable of carrying incredible loads. It’s the part of your body that’s most capable of bending, twisting and turning — and I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how…

Slipped Disc

Discs sit in between your vertebrae all the way up and down your spine. Their primary function is to act as a shock absorber, as their springy structure allows them to compress under load and take on forces which would damage the inflexible bone of the vertebrae. The second function of your discs is to…

HolidaySlump

Get Your Fitness Back After the Holiday Slump Anyone who has a regular exercise routine has struggled with the post-holiday slump. After a week or more enjoying the sun, sea, snow or wherever else you like to take a break, you return feeling stiffer, weaker and more easily fatigued. You might be tempted to throw…

YoungOld

What’s Your Fitness Age? Find Out With These Four Tests Up until around 30, an able-bodied person naturally gets stronger without having to do anything as the body conditions itself to the demands of everyday life – even if everyday life isn’t particularly physically challenging for many of us. In terms of agility, strength, balance…

Walking May2017

We’re all told that we should be exercising regularly, but when everyone has their own schedule, fitness and health to take into account, it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much we should be exercising and what types of exercise are best. There is no single, easy answer to how much you should…

Golf

Tennis elbow is one of the most common causes of pain in the upper limbs, affecting both active and sedentary populations alike. It’s caused by stress to the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony lump on the outer side of your elbow. Golfer’s elbow is less common and affects the tendons attached…

exercises

Most people exercise with an objective in mind, whether it’s being more physically capable, losing weight or looking better. It’s possible to make progress towards these fitness-related or aesthetic goals with little guidance, but when using exercise to relieve back pain or recover from an injury or surgical procedure, you may need to be far…

Massage

As WLP’s massage therapist, I help people feel better and recover faster, and all they have to do is lie down and let me get to work. But there’s a lot more to an effective massage than just rubbing and pressing: by knowing exactly where to touch and how, a massage therapist can activate the…

knee1

My job is to keep you moving, and arthritis is one of the most common reasons that people aren’t. It’s a topic of daily discussion here at WLP, so here are my answers to a few of the questions that we’re most frequently asked about arthritis. What types of arthritis are there? There are over…

Walking May2017

As Cam wrote in Five Small Changes that Make a Big Difference to Your Longevity, 30 minutes of walking a day is the single best prescription to improve your health. The impact of walking is so dramatic that I felt that it deserved a dedicated blog to celebrate its benefits in more detail. It keeps…

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