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Hamstring Tears and Strains

Hamstring Tears and Strains

Over the last few issues of The Islander I have been exploring anterior knee issues and am now going to take a look at the back of the knee starting with the Hamstrings which are also known as Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus and |Semimebranosus. The hamstring muscles attach to the pelvis ... Read More »

The Quadriceps : Chondramalacia Patellae

The Quadriceps : Chondramalacia Patellae

In the last issue of The Islander we started to look at problems of the Quadriceps Muscle Group. In this issue we are going to look at Chondramalacia Patella. aka     Runner´s Knee aka     Cyclist´s Knee aka     Housemaids Knee aka     PFPS   (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) aka     AKP   (Anterior Knee Pain) A lot ... Read More »

Ideas for Christmas Gifts

Ideas for Christmas Gifts

  Christmas is coming – yikes it even sounds scary …. is it that time of year already ? If you are stuck for a Christmas present then how about a gift of monthly group classes or personal training and nutrition – all made up in a classic , luxurious ... Read More »

Katie Handyside – November 2015

Katie Handyside – November 2015

We have new outside classes in Club de Mar if your boat happens to be moored there or closeby otherwise we still have daily classes in STP. So if you are in STP or close by please come and join us – the group classes start at 06.30 for the ... Read More »

DOCTOR AT SEA : Black dogs and Englishmen

DOCTOR AT SEA : Black dogs and Englishmen

I have just finished reading an interesting novel which included Winston Churchill as a significant character and, perhaps inevitably, included reference to his imaginary black dog that sat on his shoulder when he was depressed. The black dog image probably helped him to rationalise these unpleasant downturns and give them ... Read More »

The Physiotherapy Centre – The Quadriceps

The Physiotherapy Centre – The Quadriceps

The quadriceps is a powerful group of muscles at the front of the thigh originating from the front of the pelvic bone and top of the thigh bone, the 4 muscles combine at the lower tendon to attach to the upper tibia (shin bone) via the patella (kneecap). The quadriceps ... Read More »

BodyMind Holistics

BodyMind Holistics

Christina has been working with complementary natural therapies for over 20 years. Drawing from Eastern and Western systems, Swedish massage, Indian head, Deep tissue, Barefoot Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Yoga, Inversion Therapy, Ball Inversion, Remedial, Trigger Points, Well-Being coaching, Emotional Freedom Technique, Matrix Reprinting, Stress management and Self Development. Christina told ... Read More »

DOCTOR AT SEA : Aspirin, the great survivor

DOCTOR AT SEA : Aspirin, the great survivor

It is often said in medical circles that, if aspirin was invented and launched these days, it would not get a product licence! There are so many troublesome side effects from it and some of them, such as a bleeding stomach ulcer, can be life-threatening. Aspirin is an established medication ... Read More »