Category: Muscle Strains

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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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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Why You Need To See A Physiotherapist After Straining Your Hamstring

The hamstrings are a group of three muscles located in the back of the thigh (Figure1). The muscles extend from the bottom of the pelvis, down to the back of the knee. The hamstring muscles work to extend the hip and bend the knee, so are important in activities such as walking, running, squatting and […]

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