Making the “Transition”

n this article we will discuss: What are transitional Zones? Why do these areas produce pain? Where do these areas cause pain?   What are transitional zones? The transitional zones of the spine are junctions at which the 4 main … Continue reading

Getting to the Core…..

Over the past few years core stability training has exploded and became its own entity entirely. Many discussions are now held regarding the importance of core stability. Due to this I am going to construct a series of weekly articles … Continue reading

Low Back Pain – Some Common Causes

A lot of patient’s consult us with generalised lower back pain of varying intensity and duration. As primary health care officials are primary job is to determine the cause of your lower back pain. Hopefully in this article I will … Continue reading

Using a Laptop – Tips for Maintaining a Good Posture

We covered ideal desk posture when using a desktop computer in a previous post, but due to low prices and an increase in home working, laptops are everywhere and using them can lead to stresses and strains on the body. … Continue reading

Neck and Back Pain – Advice on Pillows

A good pillow should provide you with two things; comfort and support. It should improve the quality and aid in a good night’s sleep, as well as maintain a good posture ensuring your head, neck and spine remain aligned preventing … Continue reading

How To Avoid Back Pain When Camping

With the summer holidays looming and the festival season upon us, it’s that time again to grab the tent and pack up the car. For the majority of us, camping means exploring the great outdoors and getting close to nature. … Continue reading

Back and Neck Pain – Advice on Driving Postion

Whether it’s the daily commute to work or an extended road trip, the miles start to accumulate putting stress on the neck and the upper and lower back. Adjusting the driver’s seat to the perfect position can enhance both the … Continue reading

Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

We all come in different weights, shapes and sizes, but have one thing in common; we spend more than a third of our lives in bed. For sufferers of back pain sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or even … Continue reading

Back pain – Advice on lifting

One of the commonest causes of back injury is handling of lifting objects incorrectly. Learning and following the correct technique for handling and lifting can help to prevent injury and avoid back pain. Think before you lift. Plan where the … Continue reading

Back Pain in Golfers

Many high profile professional golfers, such as Lee Westwood suffer from back pain, despite being physically fit and having excellent swing mechanics.  The amateur player may in fact be more at risk than the professionals.  Poor technique, inadequate stretching prior … Continue reading

Avoiding Back Pain when Gardening

As the weather starts to warm up (hopefully!), we spend a considerable amount of time and money on our gardens. Back problems can make gardening a painful experience. By following a few of these simple rules you can make gardening … Continue reading

Back Pain – What’s the Best Position to Sleep in?

For many suffering with lower back pain finding a comfortable sleeping position can be a challenge.  Supporting the injured structures at night can help to reduce the stress on the area. If you prefer to sleep on your side, try … Continue reading

Back and Neck Pain – Advice on Ideal Desk Posture

If you find yourself with a sore neck or back as you go to sleep, or with uncomfortable pain throughout the day, then you are probably suffering from the result of poor posture like many other people around you. Over … Continue reading