Nourishing the human psyche

Having a tip top day in London at Photo London and The Tate – makes a change from running/cycling/climbing (I’m a big fan of nourishing all aspects of the human psyche). Interestingly I’ve noticed a few things about art; I’m not a big fan of landscape pictures despite loving landscapes. Bigger is not better. Happening…

An adjustment – but not in a chiro way.

I’m changing where I work from over the summer so for all my city centre clients I am sorry but I won’t be at Christmas Steps for June/July/August. I have the lamest or best excuse depending on you point of view but I am spending more time climbing and putting in more bike miles. Good…

Are you strong enough?

For strong, read ‘robust’. Climbing, more than most sports reverses (or at least alters) the tensile loads going through the body. Bones, used to absorbing compression forces are suddenly being stretched and bent and twisted. Ligaments are being pulled on – all the time! And muscles are being asked not to move but to hold…

How not to learn to ski….

I’m in my last day in Alta in the north of Norway, watching fresh snow come down and contemplating an easy day. Yesterday I “acquired” Skiers Thumb, the day before I landed on by backside so hard that I’m still struggling to sit comfortably and I ache all over. Still nothing broken and me and…

How not to organise an expedition …

At a youthful 44 years old I decided to learn to ski. Inspired by the story of the Telemark Heroes, British Norwegian Special Forces in WWII who parachuted onto the Hardangervidda plateau, survived by eating moss for a couple of months before blowing up a power station thus reducing the Nazi’s race to develop nuclear…

Worth a few clicks at least – a very useful app. Might change your life

I’m always looking at ways to help patients address and manage their issues. I tend to treat the pain, problem then person. Normally in that order. Pain through massage and acupuncture. Problem through specific exercise prescription and joint mobilisations. Person through ergonomics, behaviour change and, often diet. Full disclosure now – I eat a plant…

Knees, mountains, dogs and wives. Dogs and wives….

I’m a fair weather climber/cyclist/walker/runner nowadays so hide in climbing walls during the winter. As this doesn’t make for good blogging here’s my wife on Pen y Fan on that really nice weekend we had – remember that? Anyway, here’s an article about the beneficial effects of sesame seeds on knee arthritis. Sounds like a…