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Tips to avoid Back Pain

1. Get more exercise. If your back is hurting, you may think the best way to get relief is to limit exercise and to rest. A day or two of rest may help, but more than that may not help the pain. Physiotherapists know that regular physical activity can help ease inflammation and muscle tension. 2. Watch your weight. Extra […]

Prehabilitation Before Orthopaedic Surgery

Most people have heard of Rehabilitation, the undertaking of treatment and exercise regime following an injury. Some studies are now showing the effectiveness of undertaking Physiotherapy treatment and an exercise program designed to help reduce symptoms and strengthen a particular body area BEFORE undergoing surgery to repair the injury. This is called Prehabilitation. Studies have […]

Exercise Headaches

Exercise headaches usually strike in younger people, from adolescence through age 50. This type of headache usually occurs with lengthy exercise sessions. The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and the pain typically fades when the exercise stops. However, in certain cases the exercise induced headaches can last up to two days. […]

Acute Back Pain

At the first sign of back pain, there are a few simple things you can do to provide short term relief and give your back the best chance of healing quickly. Stay active: It may be tempting to stay in bed, it is important to keep moving as much as you comfortably can. By doing […]

Common Childhood Injuries

Sprains A sprain is an injury to a ligament, a stretching or a tearing. One or more ligaments can be injured during a sprain. Ankle sprains are the most common injury. Strain A strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. A muscle is a tissue composed of bundles of specialised cells […]

Surviving Christmas

Christmas is typically one of the most stressful events of the year. The expense of buying gifts, the pressure of last minute shopping, and the heightened expectations of family togetherness can all combine to undermine our best intentions. Some practical tips that can help you reduce your ‘Christmas stress’. Top Tips Staying physically active during […]

New Year’s Resolution for 2016

Here are some tips on how to develop challenging, lasting and meaningful goals for 2016. Psychologists have found we’re more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based. Top 10 goal-setting tips Make only one resolution. Your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing […]

Why Good Posture is Important

When maintaining correct posture, the joints, ligaments and muscles of the neck and back are positioned optimally so they are under minimal stress. Maintaining this position reduces the likelihood of back or neck injury, which is vital in today’s society where spinal and postural pain are prevalent. Maintaining correct postural alignment helps those suffering from neck […]

Why Preventive Physiotherapy is the smart choice

As healthcare continues to shift toward prevention, the physiotherapist’s role in health promotion and wellness continues to expand. Also, Physiotherapists are well-trained to educate patients on chronic disease self-management and to empower patients through providing information and techniques to improve self-care. Prevention is better than cure Don’t wait for pain before paying attention to...

Helpful Tips for Coping with Sciatica

When sciatic nerve pain acts up, the nerve itself becomes inflamed due to an injury—for instance, a slipped disc, pinched nerve, pressure due to pregnancy, or poor posture. Sciatica can be very debilitating, however, there are a few tricks that can help soothe sciatic nerve pain and decrease inflammation. While it may seem counterintuitive, exercise […]