Blog

29
Mar

The Story of Finding the Catalyst for Movement Efficiency

Where can we find answers to solve intractable chronic pain, endless repetitive injuries and movement problems that seem to have no known cause?   When strengthening, stretching, joint manipulations, pain coaching, medications and even surgeries haven’t solved the problem, could there be something missing or blocking the healing process?   Why do these treatment protocols work for some, but not

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28
Nov

Therapy Services

Diers 4D Scanner from Ten-Point on Vimeo. It looks impressive – stylishly minimalist.  Behind the simple, elegant lines lies The Way Forward.  Motion or gait analysis catches up with the innovation and creativity of the like of Apple et al.  You’re looking at the UK’s very first full 4D motion® Lab Gait Analysis System by DIERS International.  The very first

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24
Jul

My Dominant Questions (with Answers)

The main questions that seem to dominate my life seem to suggest the answers: If the sum of all elements of movement development create the complex movement patterns for our future movement abilities, why aren’t we checking they are ALL present?   If we routinely assess our cognitive capabilities to within a percentage mark (Physics 76%, Art 48%, Mathematics 99%,

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4
Apr

The Mother Tree

“When Mother Trees – the majestic hubs at the centre of forest communication, protection, and sentience – die, they pass their wisdom to their kin, generation after generation, sharing the knowledge of what helps and what harms, who is friend or foe, and how to adapt and survive in an ever-changing landscape. It’s what all parents do.” “The scientific evidence

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9
Oct

Post VLM-TV-Coverage Reflections

Having watched 6 hours of TV coverage, roller-coastering with the struggles and triumphs of ALL the amazing folk who’d committed to 26.2 miles and made it across the VLM line, I ran this morning thinking about all those who didn’t make it either to the start or the finish line. I’ve had a (painful) DNS, a (even more painful) DNF

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9
Oct

Jurassic Coast Challenge, July 2021

Gosh it was HOT. AND it was eye-poppingly brutal. “How many Jurassic Roller-Coasters left?” became the question we hardly dare ask, but somehow needed to know. Up. Down. Up. Down. Get lost. Up again. Downs even harder than the ups (which was a new experience for me!). A BIG storm overnight between Days 1 and 2, forcing us to evacuate

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16
Feb

XNRG 66 mile Pilgrim Challenge, 1-2 February 2020

Goal: to have fun with my Cape Wrath teamies … oh, and test run kit, run strategy, multi-stage nutrition, overnight kitbag and sleeping arrangements … ”I don’t run to add days to my life; I run to add life to my days.” – Ronald Rook. Questions to answer: Which pack?  Which poles?  Which gloves? Would the run:walk strategy we’d be rehearsing stand

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8
Feb

Coaching: More Speed; Less Effort; Fewer injuries

So what running ‘style’ do I advocate? People often ask what running ‘ethos’ or ‘style’ I advocate, or who I’m sponsored by.  ‘Is is the Chi Method?’ they ask, or perhaps the ‘Pose Method?’ Or maybe, because of my love of ‘barefoot’, am I ‘paid by Vibram?’ None of the above! This is not a man-made, developed ‘method’ of running

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15
Dec

Nose-Breathing Amsterdam Marathon?

Poor Wendy had to put up with a silent first 10km whilst I hand-signalled a route through the 42000 participants (?!) – then our running paths separated as I didn’t need to bother with water until 35km … even then I wasn’t thirsty … more bored … The beginning of the race was interesting enough, but not the sightseeing tour

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8
Oct

Are You Breathing?

No – I mean really breathing.  Let’s skip the usual smart-alec comments of ‘yes, I’ve been doing it since I was born’ and head straight for some interesting stuff … like: did you know that we recover around a third of exhaled heat and moisture when exhaling through our nose? did you know that we uptake most of our oxygen during the exhale

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24
Mar

Ugly?

Granted they’re not the prettiest feet in the world, but I bet the prettiest feet in the world haven’t been on the adventures mine have.  And how can animate objects, so intrinsically influential on everything that happens above them, be considered unattractive enough to need to be hidden?  Ugly … by whose standards?  TV advertisers?  Shoe designers who want to

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