Clam Body Blog

Eating for Weight Loss

A few weeks ago I wrote this article about how to make keeping your new year's resolutions easy and achievable. Hopefully now it's February, you have been following the (great) advice and are starting to see some positive changes! If you've not, then click the link...

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Sciatica

Sciatica is a word that carries a lot of connotations with it. Fear, mostly. A lot of people talk about sciatica with the same reverence they would when talking about getting an arm chopped off - and rightly so. It gets hard to walk when you can't use a leg properly!...

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Easy Weight Loss Tips

It's that time of year again! Christmas, New Year, that voidy bit in the middle that's full of leftover turkey and mince pies. It's great, but it does tend to leave you with a bit of a paunch, doesn't it? And come 1st January, when you sober up, most people have the...

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How to Stop Headaches

Headaches are not normal! A lot of you might disagree with that statement, especially those of you who suffer with them regularly. If you have a headache once a month or more, then this is the guide you need. Don't settle for a lifetime of headaches, get rid of them...

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How to Fix Your Back by Fixing Your Feet

Things happen in therapy that take you by surprise. Sometimes it's back pain that is caused by tight calf muscles. Sometimes it's headaches from a tight bicep. Sometimes it's when a patient nearly kicks you right in the face. Today we’re going to fix your back pain by...

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Top 6 Therapy Tools you Already Own

Us therapists aren't a fancy lot, we don't need a great deal to do what we do. Fingers, elbows, a bed, knowledge of anatomy. That's about all we need to start the healing process, but what about you guys who want to do a bit of self massage? It's impossible to dig...

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Book Review: Becoming a Supple Leopard

For those of you who don't know who he is, Dr. Kelly Starrett is a CrossFit trainer and physical therapist who wrote a best-selling book in 2013 called Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury and Optimizing Athletic...

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Giving Birth the Calm Body Way

When you think of giving birth, what do you imagine? Do you imagine pain and blood and pain and screaming and pain and hospitals and pain? Do you imagine bright lights, sterile walls and hospital gowns as you lie on your back and push? Or do you think of calm, quiet,...

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10 Reasons Your Back Hurts (And What To Do About It) Part 2

Part two of the '10 Reasons' series on back pain! You can find part one here. In part one I gave you 4 of the biggest reasons you get back pain and simple ways to treat it yourself. Often we do little things that we don't think about until we reap the benefits of...

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How Often Should I Get a Massage?

It's one of the most common questions I get asked and it's one of the hardest to answer. "How many treatments will I need?" "How often should I get a massage?" It's a more complicated question than you might realise, and the answer is...it depends. It depends on...

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