The BBC has reported today that The British Chiropractic Association
has announced that various items of clothing can “Wreak Havoc” on our bodies.
The top five dreaded items are cited as Skinny Jeans, Large
Handbags, Big hoods, High Heels, and backless shoes. So, gentlemen, you are off
These finding have been rejected by the Chartered Society
of Physiotherapists and other back experts. So, Ladies, you are off the hook
However there is some truth in the message. Our amazing
bodies are very good to adapting to what we do most of.
A lady who has been to see me in the past for shoulder tension decided to extend her normal fitness/stress relief running and do a Half Marathon. I helped her with the extra leg tension this gave rise to and instructed her on stretching routines to keep her legs in the best condition.
I am delighted to say she completed the Brighton Half Marathon in just over two hours, fantastic.
If you are looking to train up for an event whether it is running, cycling, walking, sailing, kayaking or any other sport or activity I can help keep you at your optimum level of health and fitness to train enabling you to enjoy he event on the day.
find it very rewarding to receive spontaneous testimonials from clients such as
the one below:-
had considerable pain in the thoracic, rib and sternum region I visited Ian
Kerr for soft tissue remedial massage therapy and kinesiology. After Three treatments the relief was
enormous. Ian’s expertise, methodical
way of treating, his care and patience to understanding the problems and his
professionalism were exemplary. I would
definitely recommend Ian Kerr to treat muscular aches and pain.
A gentleman in his mid 40’s came to see me this week for a
third visit. On his first visit he had massive pain in his left leg in variable
places sometimes a far as his shin and foot. He described the pain as deep
tooth ache and no amount of moving would give him any comfort. His description
suggested a nerve impingement in his lower back/bum.
His Psoas and Glute Max, Glute Med, and TFL (tensor facia
lata) were all very tight and yet he could not recall any injury or overuse
which might have caused such a problem.
Client of the Week!
Overwhelming reactions can be our current day response to a
A man in his late 30’s came to see me a couple of weeks ago
for help with his OCD symptoms. They were not major symptoms but his partner
was concerned that they were getting more intrusive. He needed to have things
done in a certain order and he needed to clean parts of the house in a certain
way. He also appeared quite controlling with their young child.
Using Kinesiology we discovered that his OCD symptoms were
driven by fear and anxiety from when he was younger.
It's not what it is........
..............it's how you feel about it!!
And you can change how you feel about anything!!
A couple of weeks ago a lady came to see me about her spider phobia. It was so bad that even talking about spiders made her cry. If one was near her she would scream, run around in circles and start to hyperventilate.
All our responses are learnt responses to a particular incident in our lives. For this lady it was when she was very young and her older cousins would chase her around the garden with spiders in their hands.
I have very exciting news - one of the projects I focussed on while I was off with my separated Shoulder has come to fruition.
On the Beach - a Relaxation Interlude
Recorded on Seaford Beach on Britains’ South
Coast this relaxation interlude gives you a space of calm and relaxation in your day.
With a special guided section to help you
de-clutter your mind you will return from the beach refreshed and
At just 13 minutes long you can use this
interlude to discover a moment of mindfulness any time during your day,
whether morning, lunchtime, evening or any other break you might have.
My shoulder is very strong now and I am back at work full time from September 6th.
I will be updating this blog soon with the full story.
Friday 17 June
Most of this morning was spent researching treatment
options on the internet and formulating question for the consultant on Monday.
Maxine and I have a saying whenever either of us go to the Health Service for
help, we say “We are in good hands - our own!”
Don’t get me wrong, I think that the NHS is a brilliant
institution and there are many people that I know personally who are alive and
healthy because of the NHS. But the service has its’ agenda which is more about
keeping the population vertical and working within a budget without much
consideration to the quality of life that patients experience after treatment.
Thursday 16 June
One of the pre-conditions of the Esperance seeing me was to
have a referral letter from my GP which, as you might imagine, could have been
a challenge in itself. But, I was very lucky to get an appointment this morning
with a locum GP. He listened to my story and hand wrote a referral letter there
and then as well as giving me a fit note (saying I wasn’t fit) and, when asked
his advice, suggested that an MRI scan would probably help with planning any
treatment. What a lovely man, the complete opposite of the consultant
yesterday, he had time and compassion and showed understanding.