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The Daily Telegraph
How to give your joints an age test
Last Updated: 12:01am BST /04/2001
|MOST of us take our joints for granted until they play up, by which time significant degenerative changes may already have occurred. Many people are unaware of minor losses in mobility, or may just attribute stiffness, aches and pains to the season or the weather. |
Osteopath Torben Hersborg has developed a Joint Age Test to assess whether your joints are ageing faster than the rest of you. As most joint problems become worse if not tackled early, take the test to see how you fare.
Add up the points in brackets after the questions to which you answer YES:
Commonwealth Games: Thomas applies supreme will:
Independent, 19 09 1998 by Mike Rowbottom in Kuala Lumpur
IF ANYONE even faintly doubted it, they know it now: Iwan Thomas is a championship racer par excellence. The 24-year-old Welshman yesterday added a Commonwealth 400 metres gold medal to the European and World Cup titles he has won in the space of a month, having overcome a back injury, which, he revealed, had left him unable to walk after his second-round heat on Wednesday.
His victory was a blow for his domestic rival Mark Richardson, who had been desperate to make up for his defeat by the Welshman at the European Championships late in July.
Just three days after making the 6,000 miles flight from Johannesburg, the World Cup venue, Thomas completed his trial by ordeal with a time of 44.52 sec as Richardson, teeth clenched with effort, followed him home to take silver in 44.60. It was a demonstration of strength and endurance that was hard to credit. But even the rugged Welshman is human – as it became clear following his win. After his second-round heat a disc in his back began to give him such pain that he was unable to walk properly.
“I was in tears, because I wasn’t going to be able to run,” he said. Then he heard that Torben Hersborg, a Danish osteopath he knew, was in town and he sent out an SOS. “Torben arrived at the athletes’ village at 11 that night, and he was still working on me at four the following morning,” Thomas said. “I felt something go click – and then it was all right.”
Twelve hours later he was chatting his way down the final straight with Welsh team-mate Jamie Baulch to qualify from his semi-final in 44.61. Perhaps, he isn’t human after all.
Jock to crock – and back again
Daily Telegrah 14/08/2006
|We’re all encouraged to take up exercise, but few think of the risks, as James Flint discovered to his cost |
Are you a weekend warrior? Do you try to keep fit by playing squash once a week? Or by running round a football pitch on Sunday mornings, then sitting at a desk for the rest of the week? Far from staying mobile and healthy, you could end up achieving precisely the opposite effect.
I’ve always tried to keep fit. In my 20s, I played shambolic weekend football. Then I turned to jogging for half an hour every couple of days. Gyms and personal trainers were, I thought, for corporate clones. And why would I see a doctor or a physiotherapist? I wasn’t running a marathon. All I was doing was staying in shape.
More ways your workout could be damaging your health
by ROSALIND RYAN, femail.co.uk 28th February 2002
Regular exercise should give you firmer muscles and boost your immune system. But it can also have a negative effect on your health. We tell you how.
If you feel your weights are too heavy, or not working your muscles hard enough, this could be down to poor technique rather than the wrong weights.
Healing With Magnetic Therapy by Sarah Brewer
“Sitting at your desk is a killer”
By OLIVER STALLWOOD – Monday, March 12, 2007
Office workers who spend hours at their desks are at a greater risk from deadly blood clots than long-distance air travellers, a new study has shown.
>See this link for ergonomic sitting
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:26:
I work in an office & sit at a desk for a while at a time but I always make sure I take breaks & get up to walk around every half hour or so – its common sense to take breaks really! COME ON PEOPLE USE YOUR NOGGINS!!
Happy Customers | Their Testimonials
Physio Treatment by Ange
During my business trip to London, I twisted my back and was in pain. I found Central London Osteopathy and got an appointment just a couple of hours later. I was referred to Ange who treated me very professionally in such a way that may back was much better after the session. He has a very good understanding of the body and knew exactly what to do. I definitively can recommend Ange and the osteopathy
Outstanding clinic. I have been seeing Torben and Stephanie for 18+ months. Their combined expertise helped me overcome a long-term back/hip issue, and uncovered the source of the problem almost immediately after more than 10 years of seeking treatment elsewhere. On-going treatment with Stephanie has been an absolute game-changer, and has allowed me to get back into weight training pain free. Can not recommend highly enough!
Neck Pain Treatment
Amazing team, very very good at sports or pain relief both for massages and osteopathy. i wont go anywhere else
Anna Friel Recommends
"The only man who touches my back (when there are problems) is Torben. He is THE BEST. When I was told my back would take 2 weeks to fix - Torben had me on my feet in 2 days.
Back and Neck Injury
Just came back from a treatment at Central London Osteopathy this morning... yet AGAIN they've taken me from zero mobility to completely normal... I can't recommend this clinic more....C.L.O. is a life saver!
The best clinic in London- I wouldn’t put my trust anywhere else. Whatever back problem you have - it’s always fixed and whenever it’s an emergency they do their best to fit you in ASAP. Excellent service from start to finish.