All posts by: Margaret Gul

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If your back is feeling stiff after a day hunched at the computer, laptop or on your mobile phone here are a few upper back stretches to relieve the pain and regain comfortable movement

What is Text Neck? Text neck is the phrase used to describe the pain and discomfort that develops in our necks and upper backs caused by spending excessive periods of time with our head bent forward over smart phones or tablets. This can of course apply to laptops too if they are not on stands. […]

Here are the 4 basic stretches to do when you are suffering an episode of mechanical low back pain. Please consult with Margaret or Jamie if you have any concerns about whether they are right for your condition.            

Osteoporosis is a condition that makes bones more brittle and prone to fracture. Although osteoporosis can affect men and younger people, post-menopausal women are most at risk. One of the best ways to help maintain healthy bones is to exercise regularly – which encourages the bones to absorb calcium and other mineral salts that keep […]

Sprains and strains of muscles and joints happen to all of us and for most, they are a painful, but temporary reminder to be a little more careful. Prompt action can help your body to heal faster and may prevent further injury or prolonged pain.  Strained or ‘pulled’ muscles often happen when we overexert untrained […]

I’m often asked this question, so here’s a quick guide to help you understand the different types of arthritis and what you can do to help yourself. What is arthritis? Arthritis literally means joint inflammation. There are many different types of arthritis from those that solely affect the joints to others that can also affect other […]

I am always advising others to exercise, so I thought maybe I’d just get out there and lead by example, so I’ve set myself the challenge of the coast to coast, a 137 mile ride over the Pennines from Whitehaven to Newcastle in July 2015. Many of my patients will know that this is more […]