Avoiding the office bore: How to maintain a healthy back at work.
Back pain – nobody wants it, but most of us have it. And the worst part about it? When someone asks how you hurt your back, the answer is totally devoid of any glamour. Much as you’d love to suggest you took the moguls a little too fast skiing the black run home, or you… Continue reading
Keep your spine feeling fine: Do’s and dont’s for a healthy spine
You probably don’t pay it much attention, but your spine is the part of your body which holds the show together. Comprising thirty-three individual bones stacked on top of each other, the spine provides the main support for your skeletal system while housing and protecting the central nervous system of your body, the vitally important… Continue reading
Knock out tennis elbow in straight sets
With its deceptively simple name, tennis elbow sounds like it could be something worth including when you pack your tennis bag. Tennis racquet? Check. Tennis shoes? Check. Tennis elbow? Whether you play tennis or not, however, tennis elbow is the one thing you do not want along for the ride. Affecting the outside area… Continue reading
There’s light at the end of the carpal tunnel
Is constant hand pain getting on your nerves? Do you experience numbness, radiating pain and pins and needles, especially after repetitive use of your hands? If this sounds familiar, you could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is the name given to the space in your wrist which houses the… Continue reading
Anyone for tennis?
Get in shape for the grand slam without getting an injury The new year in Australia means one thing: tennis fever! As the new year heats up and grand slam contenders begin to fall, across the nation racquets are dusted off, sweat bands donned and old rivalries rekindled at the local tennis courts. … Continue reading
3 Home Post-Workout Hacks To Prevent Muscle Aches That Don’t Cost The Earth!
Some people like to measure the success of their workout by the degree or number of days thereafter that they continue to have muscle aches and pains. You might have heard them say “I know I worked hard, I was sore for 3 days afterwards!” What’s actually happening is that DOMS is setting it.… Continue reading
5 Reasons Why You Should Add Foam Rolling Into Your Routine!
If you aren’t foam rolling, or getting a sports massage at least twice weekly and you are working out even moderately, you most likely are experiencing some form of muscle tightness. This can affect your ability to exercise regularly, your motivation to work out and you could unknowingly be putting yourself at a high risk… Continue reading
Is your mattress causing you back pain?
Getting a good night’s sleep is dependent on a variety of factors, a major one being your mattress. Do you wake up with lower back pain and feel like you have to stretch to rid the pain? If so, your mattress may not meet your needs. Having a mattress with poor support can cause severe… Continue reading
Do you have Text Neck?
How much time do you spend texting, emailing from your phone, flicking through social media, or just generally looking down at your phone? Text neck is a repetitive strain injury, and one that is seen in a growing number of patients over the past few years. An increasing number of teens and adolescents are experiencing… Continue reading
Living with Arthritis
If you have arthritis, carrying out tasks around the home can be a challenge. However, making some practical changes to your home and changing the way you work should make things easier. Practical tips that could help include: • Keeping things in easy reach • Using a hand rail to help you get up and… Continue reading