Tag Archives: back

  • Prevent Back Pain – In The Garden

    DO some gentle stretching before you start gardening DO bend your knees, not your back, when digging and weeding DO use a kneeler and other equipment designed to prevent back strain DO keep close to the tree or shrub you are pulling out and don’t jerk things out suddenly DO keep your tool-shed tidy; it […]

  • Prevent Back Pain – At Work

    Although not everything that happens at work is in your control, you can ensure that your immediate working environment is safe for your back. DO some simple stretching exercises every so often DO sit up straight with a cushion in the small of your back DO keep your elbows at right angles when using a […]

  • Prevent Back Pain – In The Home

    DON’T put your back out putting your back into cleaning and DIY DO stand on a stable chair or ladder, rather than stretch too far when painting the ceiling, dusting etc DO squat or kneel to dust skirting boards or reach low shelves DO push the vacuum cleaner to front of you rather than swing […]

  • Looking After Your Back

    Most back pain can be avoided if you: Maintain good posture – the way you stand, sit work and sleep Watch your weight – being overweight for your height and sex can add extra stress to your spine Keep fit and active – strong back and stomach muscles help support your spine Consider your everyday […]

  • Your back and how to care for it at your desk

    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.  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. It can […]

  • Tennis Elbow – The Facts

    It’s that time of year again when we all hope to hit sun drenched tennis courts. Unfortunately it also means that it’s the time of year for tennis related injuries. One of the most common is tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), a pain on the outside of the elbow, which can radiate down into the forearm. […]

  • Low Back Pain – The Info

    Whether you enjoy lazing around on the sofa, digging up the garden weeds or pounding the pavements to produce that wash board chest in time for the summer holiday, you are very much at risk of experiencing low back pain (LBP). LBP is a huge problem all over the world affecting both men and women […]