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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]
There are many causes of neck pain. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. Risk Increases by: Sitting for long periods and bending your head /neck forward. (desk work, cooking, etc.) Participation in sports without warming up […]
The Importance of Keeping Children Physically Active Daily physical activity is vital for all Australian children and young people. The Australian physical activity guidelines provide clear recommendations for the minimum amount of physical activity required by children and young people to experience health benefits. Children and young people who accumulate the minimum amount of physical […...
As a large proportion of life is spent at work, the tips below are to help you move well, stay well and assist in preventing back pain in the workplace. Lifting Prior to any lift, ask yourself if there is an easier way to do this. Could I use a crane, forklift, wheelbarrow or other […]
Many people come to see us after they have suffered an injury, and we are happy to help them; but many of these injuries could have been prevented if they had come before they had the injury. A great part of the physiotherapy treatment protocol has to do with injury prevention. We will take a […]
When you injure your back people will often tell you that you have to strengthen your abdominals. If this is not explained correctly one would take this statement that you need to strengthen your stomach muscles by performing sit-ups. The statement is correct but doing sit up while you have back pain will actually increase […]