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  We frequently get asked questions such as- Will running cause backache? Am I safe to return to running? Should I stop running to help my back? Will I end up with chronic back pain because I run so much? We have good news for all you keen runners…. Running is GOOD for your BACK…(Read More)

I want to start my blog by restating the importance of doing cardio-vascular (CV) activity; it may be running, cycling or swimming to name a few. The aim is at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day; moderate means the heart is pumping and the body is moving but its not a…(Read More)

Hi everyone my name is George, the other fresh face you may have seen around the Markland Clinic. This blog will hopefully serve as a little introduction for you all as well as filling you in on some of my passions and core beliefs. I graduated from the University of Worcester with a 1st class…(Read More)

Have you ever been so tired you can’t actually sleep? Or felt so tired that even though you KNOW you need to go to bed, you’re mindlessly flicking through TV channels or Facebook… only to find that another hour has passed and you’re still not in bed yet? Or perhaps you’ve…(Read More)

This month’s theme has explored why we get pain when we sleep and what we can do to prevent or treat it. But what do we do after a night of sleep to prepare us for a busy day? Whether you’re getting up for work on a bleak Monday morning or had a…(Read More)

If you experience discomfort throughout the night, it may be intermittent pain or a constant dull ache that prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can leave you feeling demotivated, tired and grumpy for several days and this can lead to a vicious cycle of further poor sleep and unproductive…(Read More)

Stretching is often talked about and recommended to do on a regular basis, but why is it important and what can you gain from it? In this post, I share with you 10 good reasons why you need to stretch: 1)REDUCED PAIN AND STIFFNESS Excessive muscle tension can increase discomfort throughout the body. We…(Read More)

Are your joints starting to feel stiff lately? Do they ache more than usual? Have you noticed any clicks and cracks coming from your knees? If you’re struggling to put your finger on it and you’re not sure why it’s happening to you -chances are you’re not alone. Many people just…(Read More)

We’ve all heard and read about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury… but did you know that you could be making a few common mistakes in your daily routine, which might actually be encouraging back pain? So in today’s blog post, I’ll discuss the top three things…(Read More)

With the days getting shorter and the nights longer, the dip in temperature now has me reaching to switch on my radiators… It’s also the time of year when I really try to amp up my running (or walking if you prefer that!). I’m not going to pretend that I ‘enjoy’ stepping outside…(Read More)

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