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Flying – How to avoid back pain!!

Its Summer!! Most of us will be jetting off to sunnier climes or having a well earned staycation!  However if you already suffer with back pain, flying can be quite a daunting prospect! Back pain is one of the most common ailments there is, with millions of sufferers in the U.K. alone.  Travelling with back…

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Arthritis – Eat to Beat Pain!

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK alone, more than 10 million people have arthritis pain or other similar conditions that affect the joints.  Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. The most common types of arthritis are:- Osteoarthrits – the most common type of…

D.I.Y. -Don't Injure Yourself!

D.I.Y. -Don’t Injure Yourself!

It’s that time of year again, the warmer weather approaches and those little D.I.Y. jobs that you put off all winter suddenly become ultra important! It is estimated there are approximately 200,000 D.I.Y. accidents each year in the U.K.; most of which could often be easily avoided – so before you start make sure you…

"Slipped Disc"

“Slipped Disc”

We all know someone who has “slipped a disc”!!  The good news is that slipping a disc is not possible! The vertebral discs between each vertebrae cannot “slip out” – so what is actually happening when someone has “slipped a disc”?? The spine is made up of 33 bones called vertebrae with a vertebral disc between…

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Perils of flip flops

Are flip flops the most dangerous shoes you can wear?  As the warmer weather approaches we turn to flip flops as everyday wear, but just stop and think about the possible long-term effects of wearing shoes with so little support! It is easy to understand their appeal, flip flops are super quick to put on…

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Benefits of cycling – hit the road!!

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.  It is also fun, good for the environment and cheap!!! Regular physical activity such as cycling can help protect you from serious diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, mental illness and arthritis – so hit…

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Great tips for better posture!

Good posture involves training your body to stand, sit, walk and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on the spine, muscles and ligaments. Below are some great tips for a better posture. Sit up straight! Slouching adds stress to your spine – this in turn puts a great deal of strain on…

Gardening-Spring into action!

Gardening-Spring into action!

It’s that time of year again, where we start to think that we should really get to work in the garden!  The problem is that after a winter of not doing much, our gardening enthusiasm can be our worst enemy and back pain can throw a real spanner in the works. However that doesn’t mean…

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

We rarely think anout our spines when we are preparing for sleep.  However our sleep posture can have a bearing on whether or not we experience back pain – so remember these five simple tips for a healthier spine and back when you turn in for the night! If you can- sleep on your back! …

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Back Pain and common Myths

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work in the UK, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  It is easy for people to get confused about this condition with it being so common, so is it any wonder that misconceptions arise!   We know that the easiest way to tackle this…