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by Clare Chapman, @PrimalPosture For many people, there’s nothing nicer now than a good pedicure, or a foot massage to make them feel wonderful. But...

Latest findings suggest UK desk workers receive woefully inadequate training and support – which could lead to potentially widespread health issues. Almost...

By Clare Chapman @primalposture Stretching forms a part of most sports and fitness workouts. People often ask why hamstrings in particular are so resistant...

Bad habits are a common thing in everyone’s daily lives but some can eventually take over our lives. From the common things like sitting down too long...

According to BackCare, the UK’s national back pain charity, back pain is now experienced by one quarter of secondary school children, and is often associated...

Your feet form the foundation of the body. It is from these 52 bones, 66 joints, 214 ligaments and 38 muscles that we are able to propel ourselves through...

According to BackCare, the UK’s national back pain charity, back pain is now experienced by one quarter of secondary school children, and is often associated...

Spare a thought this September for the 250,000 or so UK primary school teachers returning to their classrooms. Tiny chairs, desks and extra-low sinks are...

One of the most welcome things about beating back pain is getting back to the pleasure of gardening and growing your own fruit and veg. As a postural...

Varifocals or graded lenses are a very practical solution to the common problems of middle-aged eyesight, allowing you to see everything through just one...

Sports injuries are sometimes a case of bad luck, other times it could be attributed to overdoing it. Then of course there are the injuries that are statistically...

The lighter evenings are a boon for runners – like my sister and nephew, who are training for their first 10k charity run. Initially most novices...

Is your neck trying to tell you something? Do you have tension, headaches, tight, burning shoulder muscles, or ‘gritty’ noises when moving your head?...

The ingredients for a good night’s sleep might include: a good mattress or futon, no undue stress or anxiety, not eating late, having some fresh air...

Recently retired and pursuing their passion for ‘Strictly’ and the dance floor, a couple signed up last year to take the Gokhale Method postural health...

A better appreciation of our evolutionary design and biology, or tapping into an ‘ancestral health blueprint’, could well help us to optimise our health...

From time to time I enjoy going to the gym to train with weights (great for bone density!) and I’ve also noticed over the years how we increasingly exercise...

Clare Chapman is a postural health and Yoga teacher here in Bristol. This is the third of her guest features and is part of her innovative work over the...

Clare Chapman is a postural health and Yoga teacher in Bristol. This is the second of her guest features and is part of her innovative work over the past...

The body is a curious device. I write this as I’ve returned from the chiropractor having initially booked an appointment concerned about my knee....

Clare Chapman is a postural health and Yoga teacher here in Bristol. I’ve invited her to write a number of features around postural issues because of...

The anatomy of the sacroiliac joint.  Many causes of lower back and or leg pain are often due to dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint, otherwise referred...

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates, who moved from Germany to New York in 1920. The Universal Reformer has been developed from his methods. It IS...

Three muscles — the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus — make up the buttocks. The biggest of the three (and, in fact, the largest...