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Two out of five adults will suffer with back pain

By |November 15th, 2010|

It is a frightening statistic but true –  two out of every five adults will suffer with back pain over the coming […]

Tango Instructor back on the floor after suffering acute lower back pain

By |November 15th, 2010|

Phew. Well-known Edinburgh Argentine Tango Instructor Willie Green is back dancing after 2 weeks off the dance floor. He came to see […]

Exercises to help you end lower back pain

By |November 12th, 2010|

Watching this video I thought it provided some really great exercises to help you end lower back pain.  If you sit all […]

2010 Artemis Highlands 100

By |November 11th, 2010|

In September 2010 five Active-x staff members and two patients took part in the 2010 Artemis Highland 100 challenge to raise money […]

Interview with Jenny Davis, Edinburgh Racing Club Track Cyclist

By |November 11th, 2010|

active-x – How and when did you first stumble on track cycling?

Jenny – I had a slightly unusual introduction to track cycling. I was actually a judo player for about 18 years and fought for Scotland and GB as a junior and senior player. After all those years of hard graft I decided to take a break from the sport but kept training in the gym to stay fit and healthy.

About a year had passed and I was chatting to one of the strength coaches I used to work with. They suggested that I give track cycling a try out because the gym results I had achieved were on a similar level to track sprint athletes (female equivalent of Chris Hoy). I wasn’t really that interested so they lost the rag a little. From memory their argument went something along the lines of “this is a complete waste of talent you’ve got Jenny, a complete waste!” I wasn’t that happy with the accusation of “wasted talent” so I agreed to try out track cycling and found that I did have a bit of a flair for it.

activex – What inspires and motivates you and what do you love most about the sport?


How we give back in an aim to support a healthy Edinburgh

By |November 10th, 2010|

I have enjoyed years of customers and building a great business, part of enjoying success is being able to give back and […]

Resting because of back pain makes it harder to get going again

By |November 9th, 2010|

Years ago the prescribed “medicine” for back pain was bed rest but years of research has taught us that resting because of […]

Should my acute back pain keep me off work?

By |November 6th, 2010|

Another question I get asked a lot is “should my acute back pain keep me off work?”

And the answer to that question […]

Managing acute back pain or chronic back pain

By |November 5th, 2010|

I thought I would continue writing about managing acute back pain or chronic back pain after answering the question yesterday. To read […]

Ask Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge about acute and chronic back pain

By |November 4th, 2010|

I suffer from back pain and I am not sure whether it is acute back pain or chronic back pain – what’s […]