Nikki Carrol

How To Live Longer & Stronger

Life expectancy is at its all-time high! The fact that so many people are living longer, well into their 80s and 90s is a wonderful idea, however, the sad reality is that living longer doesn’t always include a good quality of life. It’s not a done deal. Swallowing handfuls of pills every day, losing independence and requiring nursing care is not the way most people would choose to spend their last years. The good news is that there are steps…

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Do You Suffer With Back Pain?

Back pain has always been a big problem, it is probably the number one reason that people come to see me. Right now, with the current lockdown and the inability to treat clients hands on, I wanted to talk a little about how you might be able to help yourselves until you can get hands on treatment.  Back pain is unfortunately a common issue and it can range from acute pain, which might be sporadic and last for up to…

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Are you a runner with painful knees?

And this is why I love my job! The client came to me with runners knee. He is an experienced runner and is used to running through pain, but after his last half marathon, his knee pain got so bad that he could barely walk. He could no longer ignore the pain. My assessment showed that his knees were not the problem. He was feeling pain in his knees but the cause of the pain was actually his tight hip…

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Leave Chronic Pain Behind

I was contacted by a lady on behalf of her elderly mother who suffers with spinal stenosis and was in constant chronic pain despite taking lots of pain medication.  At the first appointment, the client was so unhappy and could barely move for her pain. Although the pain was mainly in her back, it had spread to her shoulders and neck and she was just fed up and unhappy. Her daughter and I literally had to hoist her onto the…

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Do you or your kids have Text Neck Syndrome? Do you have rounded shoulders or do you slouch? Why and How you need to fix it …

Does this posture look familiar to you? If yes, do you also suffer with headaches, migraines or back pain? If yes read on to understand the link and how to fix it …. This posture, or habit of sitting with your head protruding forward from the centre of your shoulders is actually called FORWARD HEAD POSTURE (FHP)  . Yes, it’s actually a thing, not just slouching or poor posture.    Who Is at risk of FHP? Those who sit with…

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Why you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from a sports massage !

Do you ever suffer with regular inexplicable aches and pains, like back ache, stress headaches or shoulder pain? Maybe you suffer with arthritis? Or maybe you feel stressed all the time?  If you can relate to any of the above, then a sports massage will help, even if you have never played sports in your life. The techniques used in sports massage can benefit anybody suffering with muscular aches and pains. Benefits of a sports massage include the following :…

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