Acupuncture is continuing to gain widespread interest from the general public and is becoming an ever increasingly popular form of treatment. If you're not familiar with the 'Medical Acupuncture' approach you can read a bit more about it here - What is Acupuncture
Just when you thought the Olympic excitement was all over - the next round begins.
29 August up until 9 September 2012, and it promises to be another global highlight.
The Games will see an incredible 4,200 athletes from 150 countries - the greatest ever number of competing elite Paralympic athletes.
Well done to Katie Taylor for punching gold despite the weight of a nations expectation on her shoulders.
We hope all the Irish athletes are holding their heads up high after their incredible achievements; the years of dedication and effort in preparation, qualifying for an Olympic Games and competing against the worlds best athletes. We hope you inspire future generations to aim as high as you did. Well done Team Ireland.
Earlier this month I was privileged to be able to attend a Masterclass in dry needling (a medical acupuncture technique) by Dr Robert Gerwin at the Royal London Hospital for integrated medicine, in London, UK.
Dr Gerwin is a world renowned expert in treating myofascial pain (muscle pain and trigger points) using needling techniques. He is a neurologist and fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and practices in Washington DC.
Earlier this month I attended an update course on what is referred to as the ‘Mulligan concept’ taught by experienced physiotherapist and educator Jean Madden MMACP.
This is a hands on, manual therapy approach devised by well-respected kiwi, Brian Mulligan. It focusses treatment of pain and is also concerned with restoring movement and function.
How many of us stop to consider the position of our head on our shoulders?
Optimal posture is worth aspiring to; it enhances everybody's shape and size. Whereas a less ideal posture may lead to a reduction in neck mobility along with stiffness, pain and possibly headaches.