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– Updates from Specialist Sites to Improve Posture
and to Align the Spine through Good Foot Control

Brought to you by Specialist Osteopath,

Dr Damon Murgatroyd.

Clinics in Southampton Hampshire, and Bournemouth & Charminster Dorset

Please do return here as new postings are added frequently

I have gathered together many information ‘feeds’. These postings will be updated automatically each 24 hours or so, with the most recent from each society towards the top. It means that you should have current information, and each visit here should be a new experience for you.

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  • Learn how I stopped cringing at videos of myself! Workshop for Women on Posture & Communication
    by Lindsay Newitter on 23 April, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I used to hate seeing video recordings of myself.  I would think, "That's me???"  I could hardly look, because the recording never looked like what I felt I was doing.  It was really embarrassing even if I was the only person watching the video!Has this ever happened to you?  […]

  • 6 things NOT to do to fix your posture
    by Lindsay Newitter on 23 April, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Have you been trying to fix your posture?  Have you found it frustrating?  Postural problems come from getting stuck in habits of how we hold ourselves up and move.  Often what people do to try to fix their posture actually creates worse posture and more […]

  • Walk Yourself to Better Posture
    by Lindsay Newitter on 9 April, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Are you ready to hit the ground walking? I'm just back from a fabulous and intense 6-days of continuing education on feet and walking gait in Santa Cruz, CA.  I typically work with everyone on walking to some extent, but I'm now making it an more integral part of my teaching as it's even […]

  • New Year's Guide to Sitting - Day 7 - Sitting on the Floor
    by Lindsay Newitter on 19 January, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    To kick off the new year, I’m sending out a daily email this week, focusing each day on a different type of chair or way we sit.  Today I am launching my new audio guide for sitting!  Click here to try it out!How we sit is more important than what we sit on, […]



  • How to choose the right school shoes
    by My FootDr on 3 January, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Help your kids put their best foot forward for the school year! With the first term of 2019 fast approaching, we know parents are busy getting everything ready for the upcoming school year. To help you in your preparations, we’ve compiled all the information you need to put your children in […]

  • Are Your Feet Ready for RiverRun 100?
    by My FootDr on 30 November, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Running with blisters can be an awful experience and one that is likely to be detrimental to the race you’ve been preparing for many months. Attend My FootDr’s free seminar to seek professional advice early and prepare your feet for River Run 100  on the 9th September and help to […]

  • Get Your Feet Summer Ready!
    by My FootDr on 12 November, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Aside from the sunny days and balmy weather, with summer comes our favourite open-toed shoes and classic Aussie thongs – the ideal choices to beat the heat in this season’s soaring temperatures. However, having our feet out in the sunshine isn’t always as simple as it seems. If […]

  • Need relief from a High Heel Hangover?
    by My FootDr on 7 November, 2018 at 5:30 am

    The national tradition of Melbourne Cup is often a brilliant excuse to get dressed up in our finest and enjoy a glamorous day on the green! Whilst we may start the day looking the picture of elegance, we know that by the end of the night it may be a different story… Having spent the […]


  • Are You Overwhelmed? How Physical Sensations Can Lead You Back to Mind and Body Ease
    by Betsy Polatin on 7 March, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    As featured in: The Huffington PostYou can be doing everything right: eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, even meditating, but then you can’t find your phone, or you slip and lose your footing, or the warning light goes off in your car, and it sends you over […]

  • The Alexander Technique Lives On
    by Betsy Polatin on 1 March, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    As featured in: The Huffington PostOver the years, health and wellness trends have come and gone. People are always eager to try the latest exercise regime or find the quickest way to lose weight, but most methods rarely last long. In a sea of fleeting health fads, let’s look at one […]

  • Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most
    by Betsy Polatin on 27 January, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    As featured in: The Huffington PostHave you been in a yoga class wondering, “Why is my breathing so shallow?” Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you’re running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you’re […]

  • How to Really Stand Up Straight
    by Betsy Polatin on 4 January, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    If you’re watching the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Oscars, or other award shows this season, you may notice how so many of the celebrities walk onto the stage and announce the contestants with such good posture. For most people, that poised walk doesn’t come naturally. Working […]


  • What Do a Hockey Player, Nurse and a Pianist All Have in Common?
    by Tami Bulmash on 17 April, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Back pain. Two four letter words. I can't remember a time when I told people that I'm an Alexander Technique teacher (and subsequently explained what I do) that it wasn't followed with, "Oh, my back has been bothering me lately!"Repeatedly hearing that is disheartening because what it means is more […]

  • From Habitus to Habits: The Origin of Lifestyle Practices
    by Tami Bulmash on 31 January, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    The role of lifestyle in sociological theory dates back to the early 19th century. American sociologist, William Cockerham described the earlier discourse between class and status through the likes of Karl Marx’s differentiation of the classes, to Thorstein Veblen’s theory of the […]

  • Skip New Year's Resolutions and Opt for Awareness
    by Tami Bulmash on 26 December, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    With the New Year fast approaching, we've come to expect some form of assessment of our deeds from the past year. Social media is already swarming with lists of resolutions, making promises for the upcoming year. Yet why do we do this to our selves? Is it to give us a "much needed push" or is it a […]

  • Just Say No to Multitasking
    by Tami Bulmash on 30 October, 2018 at 3:31 am

    I know, I know, the title, "Just Say No to Multitasking" might sound counter-intuitive. Isn't multitasking a good thing? Aren't women inherently exceptional at it? Sure, we are. But just because we can do it, doesn't mean we should.Those of us that grew up in the 80s might remember the "Just Say […]


  • My Morning Routine
    by Mark on 9 April, 2019 at 7:20 am

    You wake up. Get out of bed. Go to the bathroom/shower/toilet. You eat your breakfast. And then you go to work… Does this roughly sound like your daily morning routine? Humans… We are creatures of habit… The question is: Is your habit helping you? What if I told you that all […]

  • The 8 characteristics of a good ergonomic chair
    by Mark on 2 April, 2019 at 3:17 am

    How can you sit with good posture if your chair doesn’t even support you? Finding the right ergonomic chair may seem like a daunting task at first. You probably have some questions such as… How do I know if a chair is suitable for me? What are the main features to look out for? DoRead […]

  • Shoulder Impingement: The 8 steps to completely fix it!
    by Mark on 25 March, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Image courtesy of stockimages at Contents: What is Shoulder Impingement? Causes Symptoms Shoulder impingement test Exercises to fix your Shoulder Impingement Common questions: How long will it take to fix? Should you get a Cortisone injection? Is surgery the only answer? What […]

  • 101 tips to improve your posture
    by Mark on 10 March, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Welcome to the ULTIMATE and most comprehensive list of ways to improve your posture… everyday! Here’s the brutal truth about posture… A vast majority of us have absolutely shocking posture. … and it’s becoming an increasingly urgent and growing issue! Back […]

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