Here are some new push-up ideas!

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Do you like to do push-ups? They can be a great way to strengthen your shoulder and arm muscles!

I was chatting with my colleague Ed Marshall the other day about push-ups. We were discussing how changing the hand position can completely change how a push-up feels and changes the way that the shoulder and arm muscles work. Have a look at this 2min video and find out more…..

Obviously, you should only do push-ups if your shoulders are up to it. If you are not sure about doing them, then chat with one of us about it!

Here is the link to the library of exercises section on the website of the American Council for Exercise. There are loads of ideas there for exercises that you can use at home!

She just coughed…..for two months!

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Have you heard people say things like ‘I just coughed, and my back went’? Well this case is not quite like that, the lady involved had been coughing hard for two whole months – non-stop! She developed back pain. Have a look at this video (it’s only 1 min) and see why she was getting back pain…..

Did I tell you about my tennis career?

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I have loads in common with Andy Murray…. I’m Scottish -well, half-Scottish anyway. (By the way the Burns night went really well, thanks). My Mum loves us both and I’m also called Andy by my pals. (For some reason I’m always called Andrew at work, I’m not sure why)!. I used to play tennis too, and I have issues with my right hip.

Hip problems are commonly an issue with back pain, so us chiropractors are always interested in looking at the hips of our patients. Andy Murray had hip surgery recently. Hopefully it will be good for his back as well as resolving his hip pain. Have a look at this short video (less than 1 minute long) and find out why good hip function is important for our spines as well as why I did not become a tennis professional……

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