This article is for those who work in physically demanding professions such as a trade, health care, labouring, landscaping and cleaning. Continue reading “Ways to cope with pain at work”
A common mistake for almost everyone is to wait until you’re falling apart before seeking treatment. Continue reading “Preventing office work related pain”
Have you ever noticed how when your back or neck is sore and in spasm, it seems to drain your energy and you feel lifeless?…..
Did you know that individualised exercise therapy in-between your Osteopathic treatments could be beneficial? Continue reading “How you can benefit from osteopathy combined with exercise”
Did you know that massage in-between your Osteopathic treatments could be beneficial?
At Balanced Life Osteopathy we see a lot of people who experience pelvic misalignment, sacroiliac pain and/or sacrum instability which as a result presents as lower back pain. Often these associated pains are a result of years of dysfunction through the lower back and pelvis. So rehabing is not a quick fix and can take months even years to correct. Continue reading “Exercises to strengthen the lower back”
When your core is weak other muscle groups such as your glutes and hip flexors are overworked as they attempt to compensate to hold your body. A weakened core loads extra pressure on the lower discs of the lumbar spine, gradually weakening them over a period of time. At some point the discs may ‘give out’ and the final trigger for this can be something as minor as bending down to pick up a piece of paper. The consequences of a weak core are back pain, neck pain- associated or not with headache, poor posture, and ultimately disc injury.
What are Trigger points? Continue reading “What is trigger point therapy?”
Myofascial release is a mixture of techniques and approaches that aim to free restrictions of movement that originate in the soft tissues (muscles) of the body. Myofascial release is not a technique as such but rather a goal oriented approach to working with soft tissue restrictions and their interactions with movement and posture. Continue reading “What is myofascial release?”
It’s that time of the year when a number of people coming in to the clinic are immune-suppressed and suffering from colds and flu. Continue reading “Top 10 tips for beating colds & flu this winter”