“Good Posture is key to good sleep” says The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

As a home visiting physiotherapist, I see many people suffering with aches and pains, particularly of their lower backs and necks. Poor sleeping posture can often contribute to pains as stresses are put on the body in vulnerable places. I often get asked, “So what’s a good mattress? Should I go for an orthopaedic one? […]

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Back Pain – Interview with Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith from SportDoc

Cath qualified in 1995 and trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University. She has worked with an extensive range of different sports people, ranging from Paralympians and Olympians and to the occasional exerciser. She was a Sports Physician at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Cath specialises in the diagnosis and treatment […]

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Guidance for your computer work station

Are you required to sit at the computer for long hours at work? Does your back sometimes feel stiff and uncomfortable? Do you ever feel that your wrist and fingers get sore from typing and using the mouse? Have you ever had a neck ache? Do you ever sit like this?! Most of us spend […]

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Is back pain stopping you from doing exercise?

So many people are worried and are actively avoiding exercise because they believe that it may make their pain worse. Back pain particularly is an interesting topic, with it affecting 7 out of 10 people at some time in their lives.  Back pain is the second most common cause of long-term sickness in the UK […]

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Heavy school bags can cause your child back pain

The summer holidays are over and your children have returned to school. But have you thought about their backs and their delicate shoulders and necks that have to deal with the stresses of carrying heavy books?   Your child’s skeleton is still growing, and therefore it is extremely important to consider the impact of having […]

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The Impact of Poor Posture

I see time and time again people who complain about painful necks, painful shoulders, painful backs, and they do not realise that their poor posture is the ultimate contributor to their discomfort. When you consistently sit or stand with poor posture, you end up developing muscle imbalances and muscle weakness. Let me give you an […]

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Lower Back Pain: The Global Leader in Disability

Low back pain causes more disability worldwide than any other condition. Statistics show that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some stage in their lifetime, with the greatest risk in men aged 35 to 55 and in agricultural work. There are many factors that could contribute to back pain from a traumatic […]

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