Category: Posture

The Fact of the Matter

We live in a world where we want quick fixes and the easiest way to achieve what we need. This may look like taking a pain masking medication, a blood pressure or cholesterol lowering drug, a miracle diet or the most fashionable piece of exercise equipment that will basically do it for you. The fact […]

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Exercising “Right”

Often when we start exercising for the first time in a while, or the first time, it’s hard to know if we’re exercising right or not. Before we go any further, let’s take the negative connotations of exercise away for a moment, as well as the actual word exercise, and replace it with movement. Thinking […]

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Movement is Medicine

Movement is Medicine Every year, Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) put together an “Exercise Right” week, and this year we think they have it spot on; Movement is Medicine. The importance of a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle has become evident now more than ever. With the world changing as it has recently, we […]

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Working From Home: Am I Set Up Right?

Working from Home Is My Workstation Appropriate? COVID–19 has forced many people to stay home and not to attend their workplace. But for those who can, work must go on. Luckily with the advances in technology and connectivity we can continue working from the comfort of our own homes. However, it can come with some […]

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Telehealth – What Is It & Is It For Me?

Can Telehealth work for me?  Amidst the pandemic of the Corona virus and ever-changing government restrictions, it is becoming more important that people socially isolate and stay at home. To continue or establish a health plan in this time can seem challenging. However, due to Telehealth you can still have regular appointments and be seen by your […]

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Do I Have Bad Posture? Posture Myths & Misconceptions

Have you ever been told, or told someone else, ‘you have bad posture’ or ‘stand up straight? Have you been told that slouching when you sit, or bending when you stand, causes ‘your back to go out’ or leads to chronic pain? Have you ever been told by your doctor, physio or personal trainer that […]

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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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Is Your Posture Causing You Pain?

Most people will experience symptoms of tightness, stiffness, aching or pain at some point in their life. Sometimes these symptoms are associated with the tasks we do each day, or the posture we are in when we do them. This article discusses why that is. Most people have an understanding of what posture means, but […]

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