Drop the Doom Delusions!

Drop Your Doom Delusions!I read an article in The Spectator last week that pointed out something very uncomfortable for a lot of people.The world is getting better at an ever increasing rate.The piece mentioned a whole list of problems such as poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, child labour and infant mortality that are diminishing fast. By almost […]

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Remember Your Invincible Body?

​Remember your invincible body?There was a time before pain took control…As a child, or in our teens and twenties. What couldn’t we do! Running and jumping; climbing or dancing.Our body was invincible then. There were no precautions to take. No strapping to wear or medication to swallow. The thing just worked and did our bidding, […]

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Sitting Healthperbole!

Sitting Healthperbole!According to many recent news stories, sitting is the new smoking.So resting on your behind is as harmful as filling your lungs with tar and smoke? Seems unlikely.But the public health industry has decreed that we all need to worry about our chair time. So expect many more news stories that big up the […]

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Find The Sweet Spot

 To Get More Good Stuff From The  Pain~Free You Click Here Find The Sweet SpotAt some time in a consultation, most people will break down and confess.Patients are either guilty about not stretching at all…Or guilty about not stretching enough.But why feel bad?In practice, stretching does sweet nothing for most people. At best it’s a waste of time. At worst it […]

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Say No To Movement Starvation

                                                            From “The Pain~Free You”Say No To Movement Starvation!​We never had to think about movement in ancient times. Moving a lot was necessary just to stay alive. Avoiding […]

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The Patient Is Always… Wrong!

No really. It’s physiological. The way we are wired up. Nothing personal!  When I am a patient, I am always wrong as well. We think we know our bodies, but we get heavily filtered info. Your pain or ache is the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Like that engine shaped warning light on a car […]

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5 Reasons For “Mystery” Headaches…

If you suffer from frequent headaches, it is natural to assume the cause is something current. Like stress or a sinus infection.However, more often than not there is no obvious on-going culprit. This is because many headaches arise from injuries sustained in the past.The events listed below, crop up again and again in the case […]

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RSI Expressway Hero

Here in Bangkok, there are elevated roads called Expressways. You pay a toll to use them.Working at the toll gates is a terrible job. Staff sit for hours on end reaching out of a window with their right arm to grab cash being paid by drivers.Very repetitive.The same movement again and again.Many of the staff […]

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Tense, Nervous, Brexit Headache?

Mass hysteria in the UK about the Brexit vote. The Remainers are devastated by losing. Nobody knows what will happen to the country. The news is full of doom-laden predictions, families at war, and racist attacks.When your stress levels are maxing out, headaches are often the result. It’s a primaeval reaction. Not helpful today, but it […]

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Medical language: how about English?

Do you speak Medical Language? I like to help my patients understand their problems. But there is a drawback. If I explain using the correct medical terminology I have to use a language that they do not understand. Medical language is a hybrid borrowing heavily from latin and also Greek. Is it intended to be […]

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