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Optimising Human Performance through movement

12Oct, 2016

How To Floss Your Sciatic Nerve

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Fed up with Sciatica? Me too! This video will teach you how to use sciatic nerve flossing to help eradicate that horrible sciatic for good. Sit tight as this might be one of the most important few minutes of video you have ever watched. The Sciatic nerve can cause all sorts of mischief but you can teach it to behave. Check out the exercise below and learn how to floss your Sciatic nerve for maximum relief and movement freedom. We use this every day in the clinic. Why? Because it […]

10May, 2016

Acupuncture For Shoulder Pain

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Medical Acupuncture is just one of the modalities we use at the Hardiman Performance Clinic for the management of shoulder pain. Shoulder pain is complex but that doesn’t mean it’s treatment has to be complicated. We use a combination of treatment approaches to manage your shoulder pain. Every painful shoulder is different but Acupuncture may be one option if you are suffering with shoulder pain. Below is a quick video showing how we might approach such shoulder pain at the Hardiman Performance Clinic in Luton. Curious about western/medical or traditional […]

increase your productivity
1Feb, 2016

How to Become a Productivity Machine

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We all have limited resources, limited time and limited bandwidth. Our time is simply our greatest asset and making good use of that time (for whatever purpose you chose) is something many of us find very difficult. “There isn’t enough hours in the day”, something I hear regularly and have told myself also many a time. How do we create more time? Well unfortunately we can’t. We are all allocated 24 hours a day and that is it! Some people can get a lot done in this allocated time, but others […]

setting goals to get results
6Jan, 2016

One way to ensure you get results

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It’s the new year and that mean’s one thing and one thing only….. It’s goal setting/resolution time for most (or for 37% of the British population not goal setting time). YES according to a recent survey 37% of us Brit’s decide to abstain from the resolution/goal setting hype. Us Brits seem to be serial abstainers. But I can’t work out why. The new year serves as a perfect time to improve yourself. The new year serves as a perfect time to regain focus and clarity. The new year serves as a perfect time to […]

addiction to exercise
29Dec, 2015

My 12 year drug addiction

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Today I am going to share with you something I have never told anyone, ever. Something that is a secret and that I carry with me every single day. Something that alters every decision I make, changes the way I act and influences my health physically, mentally and emotionally. Hold on tight….because things are about to get interesting. For the last 12 years  I have been addicted to a very powerful drug. A drug that I have been using in some form or another for most of my life. A drug which is potentially the […]

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11Dec, 2015

What Conor McGregor taught us about injury recovery

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If you haven’t heard of Conor McGregor there is a high chance you have been hiding under a rock in the middle of nowhere for the last 2 years. Conor McGregor is the interim UFC featherweight champion. He is the Irish superstar who has taken the world of combat sports by storm. His appeal however extends far beyond the combat sports realm and for that reason he has built an army of loyal followers and fans all over the world. He in my opinion the biggest star in the sport of […]

6Nov, 2015

How to use a Foam Roller

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For those of you who do not live under a rock I’m sure you have either used, seen or heard of a foam roller in the past. Have you ever been shown how to use one properly though? No I didn’t think so. Today I have recorded a nice video to give you the 4 fundamental ways of using a foam rolller so that you can start to enjoy some of the benefits at home. Enjoy!   HOW TO USE A FOAM ROLLER  There is mass debate amongst the therapy professions […]

turning into zombies through lack of movement
30Oct, 2015

How Our Lack Of Movement Is Turning Us Into Zombies

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People like to people watch. It is in our nature. It’s a muscle we must exercise, a itch we must scratch. We are curious creatures. I am not immune to people watching. I admit to sitting in coffee shops, window facing, watching the world go by. Wondering what everyone is doing with their days, why they are rushing, where they are going. It’s relaxing. Helps me clear my mind. Regain focus. I observe movements, patterns, behaviours. Each one in itself no more significant than the next but fascinating regardless. It is the […]

take responsibility for your own health
23Oct, 2015

Your Health Is Your Responsibility Not Mine

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Can you think of the most important character trait you would like in your osteopath, physio, chiropractor, whoever? Friendliness, approachability, caring nature? The number 1 thing I would look for if I was you is honesty. But is honesty always a good thing? Honesty and integrity are two things that I pride myself on. They come naturally, they just feel right. You would think that these character ‘traits’ make me perfectly suited to my role in health care as an osteopath and I would be inclined to agree with you in lot’s of scenarios. But what about […]

back pain series
15Oct, 2015

The Back Pain Series

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BACK PAIN SERIES My top 5 all time favourite stretches for back health. Get stuck in. Have a play with them and find one that works for you. Once you have found it, double down on it and master it. Then reap the pain relief benefits. Enjoy kidos! SUPINE PSOAS STRETCH Sitting all day ultimately leads to tight hips. Tight hips can lead to a painful back. More detail about how this can happen is contained is this previous post. This particular stretch works wonders for those who are desk […]