What Are Trigger Points and What Causes Them? A myofascial trigger point is an irritable spot within a taught band of skeletal muscle, ligament or fascia (thin connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). Trigger points often exhibit referred pain. This is pain that is felt in a separate area from the site that is…

ACL

Ski season is here, and all that twisting, turning and occasional falling on the slopes means that we’re booked full of knee injuries here at WLP. These range from minor sprains to serious fractures and ligament tears, such as a dreaded torn ACL which will put your knee out of action for months. If the…

Back injuries If you spend your day sitting at a desk then sitting more when you get home, your back is rarely ever challenged. Over time, it will become deconditioned as deep structural changes result in back muscles and joints being much weaker than they should be. Then, come New Year, you throw yourself into…

fitness

As a functional trainer, I’ve helped countless people achieve fitness goals that they thought were impossible, from getting people who could barely walk back on their bike to helping people struggling with their weight live a happier, healthier life. But, unfortunately, there have been a few who, despite my best efforts, just couldn’t keep up….

skiing

Ski season is here and while you might be preparing for your next alpine adventure, we’re preparing for the queue of skiing injuries we’re soon to be treating. We’re also helping to prepare people for their time on the slopes. We have a dedicated ski preparation programme at WLP that can ensure your body is…

Your Best Posture is Your Next Posture Sitting is hard work. We don’t think of it that way, because nothing seems easier than not moving, but sitting is in fact one of the most punishing things you can do to your body. Most of us are so adapted to sitting that we no longer notice…

Should You Get a Standing Desk? Ergonomics is big business. There are countless companies developing and marketing chairs, desks, keyboards, mousepads and more that all promise the same thing: healthier work. Some ergonomic equipment costs nothing at all, like simply stacking your screen on a box to set it to a more comfortable height, while…

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…

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…

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