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Useful Information on Physical Therapy and Yoga

Physiopedia – reliable information on injuries

BBC All In The Mind – A Podcast on Mental health and yoga in prisons.

Activate Glute Medius – A rehabilitation circuit to recruit this overused muscle.

Dr. Edvard Ernst on Osteopathy – Chair in Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter. Dr. Ernst and Simon Singh sued the General Chiropractic Council to the High Court to change how some chiropractors advertise their services. Ernst is a great source of research-based medical information.

Adaptive Karate with Shihan John Johnston 7th Dan – Self-development oriented traditional karate. Train with John Johnston in Derby, Coventry, and Birmingham. John was one of the original Coventry Shotokan Karate fighters who trained for the love of karate and the confidence and focus that traditional karate develops. On a personal note, I have commenced training with John and Elaine after a long break from the martial arts. Each training session develops good karate but also the psychology, biomechanics and the practical application of karate.

NICE Back Pain Recommendations – Extract from: “Consider offering a course of manual therapy, including spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization, and massage.” Here the National Institute of Clinical Excellence recommends a series of options for non-specific low back pain including remaining physically active, seeking treatment by means of manual therapy, acupuncture or a combination of therapies, for example, a structured exercise programme and manual therapy. Interestingly NICE does not recommend injections into your low back or use of x-ray imaging.

General Osteopathic Council – The UK government regulator of Osteopathy.