Posts By : Ameet Bhakta

How to deal with chronic hip pain

The hip is a so-called ball and socket joint – the ball being the head of your femur (thigh bone), and the socket being a spherical cup like depression in the side of your pelvis. The ball fits snuggly into the socket, and is surrounded and stabilised by strong ligaments and large muscles. It’s a…

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How to stop elbow, forearm, wrist & hand pain

One of the reasons why I do what I do now is because I lived with chronic pain in my elbows, forearms, wrists and hands for over seven years. Looking back, I think the advice and treatment I received from medical practitioners was unhelpful and ineffective. Chronic problems with these parts of the body tend…

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4 exercises to improve posture

In this video you can see a short talk I gave to the London YES Group in 2015.  We only had fifteen minutes in total so I started off with a very quick and somewhat oversimplified introduction into what having good posture means, some ways to feel how in or out of balance your body…

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A better way to ‘sit up straight’

One of the most common questions that clients in clinic ask me is how they should sit.  It sounds like the answer should be fairly simple but it’s actually not, and a number of things need to be said. First, that the key to ‘sitting up straight’ is to get your pelvis into a good…

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Egoscue exercises for pain free driving

Driving can sometimes be tough on the body. The seats tend to force you into a slouched posture and driving itself can often be stressful. All of this can make you feel a little stiff and tight in places. If you already have chronic pain somewhere in your body, then driving can be particularly uncomfortable…

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4 Egoscue exercises to improve your posture

In this video, Brian Bradley, Posture Specialist and Vice President of The Egoscue Method, shows you four Egoscue exercises to improve your posture. It’s ultimately your brain that controls your body alignment, but it does this with the help of your muscles. When your muscles are functioning efficiently and are in balance from left to…

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Egoscue exercises for the office

For many people, work tends to require sitting down for most of the day, often at a desk in an office. When I used to have chronic lower back pain and repetitive strain injury (RSI) in my arms and hands, I focused so much on getting the ‘correct’ kind of chair, and mouse, and keyboard,…

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