Tag Archives: back

  • What is Back Pain?

    Back pain is a huge problem all over the world affecting both men and women alike, and strikes every type of worker, from truck drivers and labourers, to executives and homemakers. Although back pain is common, when you are the one who has it, it may seem that no-one else can truly understand your suffering. […]

  • How To Prevent Joint And Muscle Pains

    So many people complain of joint pain and of course as physiotherapists we are treating joint and muscle problems all the time.  However, have you ever thought what may be causing these problems?  As physiotherapists we look at your posture, how you sit at your workstation, how you lifted that heavy object, your sport etc, […]

  • Sciatica

    Most people suffer from back pain or sciatica at least once in their lives. It is a very common problem but it doesn’t have to be serious. Your spine is one of the strongest parts of your body. It is made of solid bony blocks (vertebrae) separated by discs (a bit like a jam doughnut […]

  • The Importance of Stretching

    For specific stretches please give us a call to make an appointment with one of our chartered physiotherapists – Fleet Street 020 7404 0023 or Baldock 01462 893586. General Stretches: The benefits of stretching include reduced muscle soreness after exercising and even better performance. Do not bounce – it risks pulling or tearing the muscle […]

  • Surviving Christmas

    So Christmas is nearly with us and as we get closer it can become more and more stressful.  For some reason we all believe that everything has to be perfect.  The tree up and decorated, the presents wrapped and under the tree, the decorations up, the Christmas cake and pudding made, the turkey ordered, the […]

  • Another Cause of Back Pain

    The circulation of your blood is vital to life but if that blood is full of toxins it can also be a cause of pain.  In fact, many forms of pain, illness and disease can be linked to, or are caused by toxic blood. In certain states the blood can actually harm the body.  These […]

  • Specific Tips To Help You Avoid Back Trouble

    Do gentle warm up exercises before sport or jogging Be careful if you are lifting in an awkward or confined space Use a firm mattress Never continue an activity if your back hurts Stand tall and straight with your head held high Never do fitness or aerobic exercises on a stone or concrete floor Never […]

  • Prevent Back Pain – Lifting

    More people injure their backs through lifting than any other cause.  Whether at home, in the garden or at work lifting can be dangerous if a few simple rules are ignored. DO look at alternatives to lifting, use pulling or pushing techniques. DO look at what you want to do before you start and get […]

  • Prevent Back Pain – Resting At Home

    When all your chores are complete, the worst thing you can do is slump in an armchair. Even at rest you must think of your back. DO sit upright in your chair with your back straight DO use a back support or small cushion in the lower curve of your back DO lie on the […]

  • Prevent Back Pain – At Play

    Most people aren’t Olympic athletes and their bodies aren’t able to play sports at a ferocious pace. Whatever your sport or game, follow these tips. DO warm up before any sport DO wear good footwear and appropriate clothing DO stop if you are injured DO cry off if you have a cold or feel ill […]