Tag Archives: backcare

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]