Parkinsons Class

Parkinsons Class Parkinson’s disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in part of the brain called the substantia nigra. This leads to a reduction in a chemical called dopamine in the brain. Dopamine plays a vital role in regulating the movement of the body. We organise a movement class for people with Parkinson and…

What are the Calves?

Calves Your calves assist with lifting your heel when walking, running or jumping. The calf muscles merge with the Achilles tendon, which inserts into the heel bone (Calcaneus) The location: Back (posterior) of the lower leg The muscle group’s made up of 2 muscles Gastrocnemius (larger) The bulgy muscle under the skin Soleus (smaller) The…

What are the Hamstrings?

Hamstrings This is the group of muscles that we find get tight due to a sedentary lifestyle and working at the computer for long periods of time! “Ham” from the Old English “ham or hom” meaning hollow or bend at the knee. “String” refers to tendons. The tendons of a pig’s hamstring muscle can be…