Matthew Walker

Adjustments and manipulations: What actually happens when we ‘click’ your spine

Love ’em or hate’ em – spinal manipulations are a therapeutic tool used in clinic to modify symptoms, improve movement quality and facilitate recovery… But how do they work? First, let’s clear this up – what we are categorically NOT doing is correcting vertebral rotations, altering disc bulges or re-aligning the spine. These are just …

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A step by step guide to a pain free foot

Today our blog will discuss the symptoms, cause and management of a pesky little foot condition named ‘Plantar fasciitis’. The reasoning behind my crusade against this affliction? Nothing more than a deep-rooted hatred born from a personal experience. Whilst out enjoying a run only this morning, I felt the beginnings of plantar fasciitis manifesting its way …

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“Cute, innocent, sweet little bundles of a bad back waiting to happen”

Babies and back pain: Simple steps to alleviate those niggles! You’re fresh faced, glowing and radiant, you are oozing with baby making prowess and everyone around can see it… but let’s face it girls, deep down you’re a hormonal mess! Your body is pumping out millions of mood altering chemicals quicker than you can say “I fancy another slice of chocolate and bacon on toast” and no one should dare stand in your way. But why is this?


Hamstring strain – Klopp’s Gegenpress isn’t the only cause…

Imagine the scene; an elite athlete at full stretch suddenly comes to a halt, clasping the back of their thigh – their face etched with shock, agony and disappointment. A team of physios helps the limping casualty away from the pitch or track… unless you’re Derek Redmond of course, and your dad’s a bit of a pushy parent…

We can all guess the cause, a typical hamstring strain, or maybe a ‘pulled’ or ‘torn muscle’. These terms come from the mechanics of this type of injury – the hamstring being forcibly..


Hamstring Tendinopathy – A real pain in the…

I see a lot of people who tell me they’ve ‘pulled a hamstring’ – it’s a common enough condition – and in most cases they’ve self-diagnosed accurately. But beware, that pain may not be all it seems.
There is another condition called hamstring tendinopathy which might feel similar, but is clinically a very different problem. In order to apply the most suitable management strategy, it’s important to get an early, accurate diagnosis.


Sprained ankle…a recurring problem?

A sportsman’s nightmare… a dodgy tackle, a patch of uneven ground, an awkward landing or maybe just a few too many Proseccos in your favourite pair of high heels. Whatever the cause, the outcome is usually long-lived and less than favourable for the affected party.

The most common form of ankle trauma, accounting for around 90%, is caused by rolling over the outside of the foot; this is referred to as an ‘inversion sprain’ and so, this will be the topic of discussion today. The injury is characterised as damage to..