Regarding the debate on posture – where do you stand? Sit? Slouch? Sprawl?


A recent article in the Guardian newspaper (click here) discussed posture, or more to the point the common perception of posture held by the general  public. What is refreshing is that the article questioned the general view that posture is all about “sitting up straight” or “standing tall”. This is a perception often…carried non

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Post race recovery – a question of compression or common sense?

Well done to all of you who ran the Great North Run today. Perhaps now is a good time to post something about recovery… Here is a link to a brief article about compression garments It’s a brief discussion around the use of compression garments from three different viewpoints. All…carried non

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Foam rollers – training tool or training trap?

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In my physiotherapy clinic I am often asked by runners and other athletes about the use of foam rollers. Over recent times, foam rollers have gained popularity as ‘soft tissue release’  tools that can be used at home. The proposed benefit of using a roller is to benefit from a…carried non

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Low back pain and the power of words

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Back pain patients often seek professional help because they are experiencing pain or dysfunction that is beyond their understanding or ability to deal or cope with. With the large number of people presenting with low back pain, health professionals can fail to consider how each individual patient’s pain experience will…carried non

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Physio Led Pilates – latest Spring terms

Physio Led Pilates exercise class

The latest Spring terms of Physio Led Pilates start next week. Alongside the existing Wednesday and Friday evening classes, there will be a brand new Friday daytime Pilates class at Darlington Yoga and Pilates – 11.45am to 12.45pm. Each week we embark on a unique guided tour of your body.  A…carried non

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New Term of Pilates Classes

Pilates led by Physiotherpaist Nick Watson

All Pilates classes in Darlington and Woodland will commence on Wednesday 1st March.  In the warm, well equipped studio at Darlington Yoga & Pilates Centre the following classes will take place.  Please click links to book places and to see all dates. Darlington Yoga & Pilates Centre Physio Led Pilates…carried non

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Sports Injuries Long Term Solutions Not Short Term Fixes

Sports Injuries Nick Watson

There is nothing more frustrating than being injured because of participating in your sport. Often athletes will try resting from their sport for a week or so. Whilst rest may reduce the pain of an acute injury, it will not address the underlying reason why the injury occurred in the first place.…carried non

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Physiotherapist ThatTreats the Source of Your Pain

Nick Watson Physiotherapist

I am a Chartered physiotherapist with many years’ clinical experience in the NHS and private practice. I welcome patients to my clinic in the Blackwell Business Centre, Blackwell Lane in Darlington. Working in partnership with clients, I delve to find the root cause of the problem to treat the presenting…carried non

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Pre-Habilitation? Our Holistic Approach

My ethos is to treat the whole body and being. With over 9 years of clinical experience I use a high level of clinical reasoning and judgment to a take lateral approach to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction by proactively tracking down the source of the problem and not just reacting…carried non

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Nick Watson Pilates Classes

Welcome to our new website. I am  Nick Watson practitioner of Physiotherapy and Pilates in Darlington, Co Durham. I work as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in NHS and  private practice as well as teaching Pilates classes in Darlington and the surrounding area. All of our classes resume Wednesday 4th January at Darlington…carried non

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