How to stay happy and heathy through the Christmas season

December 13, 2019

What’s not to love about Christmas, Christmas is about love, joy, forgiveness, a saviour, food, fun and good company, but somehow, even with the best intensions, it can become a chore to get through until we wake on Christmas Day and wish we hadn’t made all the fuss.
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Dealing with lingering pain – how can I help myself?

November 29, 2019

Pain is a typical process of life, but why does it sometimes become a lingering concern? This is because pain while initiated by a mechanical cause; a tissue injury, never lives in isolation, it’s part of a complex system we call being human. Read more

Shoulder Exercises for Seniors

May 12, 2019

As we age most of us start to find we get stiffer in some, if not all our joints. The shoulder joint is typically an area of concern and shoulder problems commonly impact our activities of daily life.
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Plantar Fasciitis

March 20, 2019

The plantar fascia is a thick, connective band that attaches from your heel to your toes, supporting the arch of your foot. Its action is pretty cool, at heel strike with each step, the plantar fascia is put on a stretch, much like an elastic band pulled tight.
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Posture Check

January 22, 2019

Are you experiencing discomfort, burning or pain across your upper back or shoulder blades, a sore neck, tension headaches or even shoulder pain? If you are you should consider a posture check. Posture is so important, not only does it have an aesthetic appeal, but it makes all the difference to preventing and correcting spinal problems. Most of us already have a bit of posture related discomfort, it seems to be par for the course in our busy, yet more sedentary lifestyles.  And if you are a desk user, you are more predisposed than anyone else. Read more

Back to School

January 20, 2019

It’s that time again, a new school year, you have the book lists, you’ve covered the books, lunch boxes are filled with healthy snacks and you’ve made sure your child has everything they need in their school back pack. And then on it goes and before you know it, your child is complaining of back or shoulder pain. So how can you get back to school without over loading their growing spines? Read more

How to avoid injury as you run head first into your New Year’s resolutions

December 31, 2018

New Year’s resolutions, they aren’t bad, in fact they often serve to focus you at the start of a new year when everything feels new, fresh and achievable. So, I like to think of having a New Year’s focus and skip the expectations that I’m likely to let my “resolutions” slip after a few weeks of good intension. Read more

Don’t let pain intrude on your life and steal your dreams

December 18, 2018

You have acute back pain and you are fearful of moving because pain means damage, right? Actually, that is not necessarily the case, the pain you feel when you move is because you have tissues that are sensitive, bruised or inflamed and when you move these parts, they are going to remind you that ‘you are sore’, but this is not the same as, ‘you are in danger’. Read more

Don’t break your back: follow these 10 tips to lift well

November 25, 2018

Lifting heavy or awkward loads can be a part of everyday life at home or in your work place. Most jobs require you to carry out manual tasks, whether is involves packing shelves, moving heavy objects or entering data on a computer. Christmas is just around the corner and getting out that Christmas tree from the back of the garage is a challenge, is it not? So how do you protect yourself from injury? Read more