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5 low back exercises to do at home!

All of us, whether we are key workers or working from home need to keep our spines moving correctly, whether you have low back pain at the moment or just wish to keep your back strong and mobile – try out these five exercises that you can do at home as part of your daily…

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Low back pain- 5 things to stop doing!

Low back pain is the most common cause of job related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days.  Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation! It is important to point out that you should stay…

New Year

New Year, New You!!

Don’t let your New Year Resolutions lead to injury!  For a lot of us, our New Year resolutions list tends to include getting fit and losing weight, but don’t overdo is as this can lead to over exercising and ultimately injury! The New Year, it really does feel like we get to re-set the clock…

6 ways to keep your spine healthy!

6 ways to keep your spine healthy!

We are all very busy with day to day life, we just don’t have time to deal with back pain!  Here are some simple tips to help keep your spine as healthy as possible! 1.   Wear the correct shoes! Your shoes need to support your spine – so whether you are walking for exercise or…

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Survive winter with arthritis

If it hasn’t arrived where you live yet, rest assured that winter is on it’s way, and that can be bad news for people suffering from arthritis! Science hasn’t really come up with a reason why the cold weather can make arthritis joint pain and stiffness worse, but there are a few possible explanations.  A…

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Lifting – a pain in the back?

Did you know that approximately 80% of people will experience pain in their backs at some point in their lives.  One sure way way to end up with an aching back is lifting something the wrong way.  Do you know how to lift a heavy package that arrives at your door or how to lift…

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

A recent study concluded that increasing your Magnesium intake may reduce pain and improve mobility in people suffering from chronic lower back and nerve pain! Magnesium is a mineral that is vital for more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body.  It plays a role in everything from muscle movements to hormone production. This mineral…

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Golf – bring back pain to the Fore!

Golf – one of the U.K.’s all time favourite sports – is becoming more popular than ever!  This increased popularity may be due to the fact that technology is producing golf equipment that makes the game easier or that we have more time and disposable income – whatever the reason, golf is enjoying a surge…

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Spinal pain in children – spot the signs!

Spinal pain is a well known source of discomfort in adults, but more frequently children and adolescents are being diagnosed with the same problem. It is no longer generally associated with middle-age or later, in fact between 14% and 24% of children and adolescents complain of spinal pain.  Common reasons for this include:- Increasing weight…

Flexibility - What are the benefits?

Flexibility – What are the benefits?

Stretching your body to have more suppleness and flexibility has extraordinary health and physical benefits and can have a positive effect on your overall well-being. Improved flexibility may help to improve your day to day activities, decrease your risk of injury and pain and help your joints move through their full range of motion –…