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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

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  • Your Posture Needs Your Attention!
    by Lindsay Newitter on 8 August, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Want to know how poor posture often develops? Last week I was going through security at LaGuardia airport in NYC and discovered the same issue I encountered three months ago in the same terminal of the same airport...not enough trays...This might sound like a routine airport annoyance, but it's […]

  • Practice To Improve Your Posture
    by Lindsay Newitter on 23 July, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Do you ever wish you could wave a magic wand, find the perfect device, app, chair, or one easy exercise that would just fix your posture once and for all? All of these tools may offer you some benefit, but they won't necessarily change your habits...except for maybe the magic wand. Did Harry Potter […]

  • How Screens Affect Posture - It's not just about tech neck
    by Lindsay Newitter on 8 July, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Screen time is a big issue these days. I sometimes cringe when my iphone informs me how much time I've spent looking at it in a given day, or I'll check how many steps I've taken and how many stairs I've climbed on my phone's health app. The 22,177 steps that I took yesterday were all with the […]

  • How Your Feet Affect Your Posture
    by Lindsay Newitter on 5 June, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Hey city-dwellers! Are you getting out of the concrete jungle this summer? Not only might time away from your computer be good for your posture, but your feet might thank you for a vacation from walking on concrete.Even if you don't live in a big city, odds are that you spend most of your time […]



  • Dear Runners! From Your Podiatrist…
    by My FootDr on 2 August, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Attention runners! Whether you’re just starting your first 5K or have completed a few ultra-marathons already, you’re at risk of getting held back by pain and injury. We see hundreds of runners in our clinics across Australia every week. When we look at why their pain or injury has […]

  • Put feet first during Diabetes Week 2019
    by My FootDr on 4 July, 2019 at 2:43 am

    According to The Diabetic Foot, on any given day in Australia, there are over 300,000 people at risk of developing diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) with a shocking 50,000 people are living with DFD and 12,500 people living with a diabetes-related amputation. An annual podiatry visit may be all […]

  • Cycling And Your Feet
    by Renee Llinas on 12 June, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Custom orthotics can help to reduce some of the common conditions cyclists experience. Power To The Pedal Every day, My FootDr podiatrists see cyclists who have endured injury and sustained foot and lower limb problems, many of which could be prevented. Correct shoes are the second most important […]

  • Mens Health Week — June 2019
    by My FootDr on 11 June, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Your feet are the foundation for the way you live your life. Those who don’t take care of their feet may end up paying for it down the track. Blokes are probably the worst offenders, often being reluctant to seek help when they need it, instead choosing a “She’ll be right!” […]


  • 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 […]


  • 5 Great Ways to Unpack Your Habits the Next Time You Move
    by Tami Bulmash on 5 June, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    We all have habits, some good, some not so good, and plenty that we don't even know about.Moving can provoke many of our unbeknownst habits to come right up to the surface. Often, those habits tend to flare up and cause a lot of aggravation.Some of us have perceptions of what a move is supposed to […]

  • 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 […]


  • How to get rid of a Bunion (40 tips)
    by Mark on 29 May, 2019 at 4:56 am

    What is a Bunion? A big toe bunion is a bony prominence at the base of the big toe. It is associated with the: Deviation of the big toe to the side (Hallux valgus) Increased space between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones. Apart from the obvious aesthetic issue, it also has a significant impactRead […]

  • Forward head posture correction
    by Mark on 27 May, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Got neck pain? Correcting a Forward head posture may completely eliminate all of your pain. Upon reviewing several clients with persistent neck, upper back and shoulder pain, the most common characteristic shared among all of them – a Forward Head Posture. Contents: What is a […]

  • Sitting posture: 10 reasons why your pelvis is not in the correct position
    by Mark on 9 May, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Why does the position of the pelvis matter? A correctly placed pelvis is the foundation of a good sitting posture. Without your pelvis being in the right position, it is very difficult (… perhaps even impossible!) to have good posture. By addressing the pelvis, you are giving your body the […]

  • How to Fix Uneven Shoulders
    by Mark on 1 May, 2019 at 2:37 am

    What is Uneven Shoulders? Uneven shoulders is the asymmetrical position between the left and right shoulder. The 2 most common presentations: 1. Uneven shoulder heights “… Why do I have one shoulder higher than the other?” As viewed from the front/back, there will be […]

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