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PILATES IN DULWICH BLOG

Welcome to the ‘blog’ which started as a support tool for our movement and rehabilitation clients and information for clinical patients. It aims to offer practical, no-nonsense, evidence-based information, with a sprinkling of authentic and trusted wisdom from traditional hands-on (and off) medicine.

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Disclaimer: While you are encouraged to make your own healthcare decisions, please do so in collaboration with your doctor or other health professional. The information and statements made here are not intended to be a substitute for in-person medical advice or treatment.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common back condition where the nerve roots or the spinal cord become pinched or compressed because the spaces within the spinal …
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Lactose intolerance

Do you get bloating and abdominal pain after drinking a large cappuccino, or eating ice cream? If the answer is yes, you could have Lactose deficiency…
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Calcium, why it’s important.

Did you know that the body contains more calcium than any other mineral? Alongside it’s a vital role with bones, it helps with heart health, and is …
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Mattresses advice​.

Almost every patient I see in pain asks if their bed or mattress could cause their symptoms. While your bed could contribute to discomfort, making a c…
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The Relaxation Response

A variety of techniques can help our nervous system back into balance. The relaxation response is one of the simplest because it works like a braking …
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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a nighttime condition of unpleasant sensations in the legs. This could be cramps, aching, pain, tingling or burning. Res…
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Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori is a common bacterium that grows in the digestive tract (gut).  It is also known as H. pylori, the …
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Dietary fibre, explained.

Getting enough fibre in the diet is essential for health as research has shown that besides reducing constipation, it can help with weight management,…
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Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term condition of the digestive system that causes episodes of abdominal cramps, bloating and changes in bowe…
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Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten. It affects one in 100 people. However, it is estimated that nearly ha…
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Tinnitus

Often described as a ringing in the ears, Tinnitus is the name for perception or sensation of hearing any sound in the ears or head not created from t…
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Potassium, why do we need it?

Potassium is a mineral and one of the body’s essential electrolytes, and it has many vital roles in maintaining our health. Found in all body tissue…
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Coccyx pain explained

Sitting below the sacrum at the lowest part of the spine is the coccyx, also known as the tailbone. It is a small triangular bone resembling a shorten…
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Calming the monkey mind

Mindfulness and meditation are everywhere; it’s being offered as a cure-all for everything from IBS and low-self esteem to help pain management and …
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Zinc, the inside scoop

Zinc is an essential trace element involved in many crucial processes in our body including the optimal function of over 300 enzymes, facili…
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