Category: Back Pain

Spring is here! How to garden & clean without ending up on your back.

It’s that time of the year again.  With spring upon us we become enthusiastic and spend hours in the garden, or start cleaning our house from top to toe.  But all too often this sudden burst of activity causes back pain, or soreness in our body.  Is it possible to do these tasks without needing […]

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The Importance of Strength & Flexibility in the Sport of Rowing

We are currently in the off season for rowing. If you are an athlete, now is the perfect time to work on strength and flexibility to help you in the upcoming rowing season. If you are a coach, it is time to start thinking about implementing these principles at your club or school. It is […]

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Should We Worry About Lifting Technique?

The importance of ‘lift with your legs, not your back’ in preventing back pain has recently been questioned.  The conventional wisdom is that we mustn’t stoop to lift heavy objects.  Instead, in order to avoid injury we should squat and lift with our legs, not our backs. Paul Ingram, a Physical Therapist from Vancouver, Canada, […]

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Incidental Exercise: A Healthy Habit that Can Improve Your Pain

We all know exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The latest guidelines suggest we should be accumulating 2 ½ to 5 hours of moderate intensity exercise, or 1 ¼ to 2 ½ hours of vigorous intensity exercise a week. However our habits throughout the rest of the day might be undoing this hard work. […]

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Back to the Truth: Six Common Myths About Low Back Pain Explained

Both misunderstood and mismanaged, low back pain is a huge source of suffering for many people worldwide. Despite being one of the most common sources of pain, disability and time off work, low back pain is often poorly managed.  Here are a few of the myths (and what research actually shows) we commonly hear at […]

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