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April stress awareness month

April stress awareness month

Take control of your stress this April April is Stress Awareness month. Here are a few simple actions that could help you this April: CONNECT with someone – Check in with a friend or family member, perhaps connect with someone new. Prioritise your SLEEP – Create a...

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Poor posture & a Rounded upper back

Poor posture & a Rounded upper back

Poor posture & a Rounded upper back The poor posture of a rounded upper back is technically called a “Thoracic Hyperkyphosis.” Causes of back pain The thoracic spine is the upper part of the back, “hyper” means increased and kyphosis is the forward curve of the...

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition that affects many people, and most people will experience it in their lifetime. According to a study in 2020, back pain is the world’s most common cause of absence from work and the most common cause of disability.  Who Gets Back Pain?...

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Living with Long-term Back Pain

Living with Long-term Back Pain

“Pain is real. But so is hope.” “When we experience pain for prolonged periods, how our nervous system reacts to the pain changes. It gets more sensitive, more irritable and better at producing pain” says our head physiotherapist, Juli-Ann Riley, who has a special...

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Functions of the Pelvic Floor

Functions of the Pelvic Floor

FUNCTIONS OF THE PELVIC FLOOR: Support, Sphincter, Sexual When things go wrong in the most intimate parts of your body, women often suffer in silence. These dysfunctions often involve the pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor is a forgotten, but important, system in your...

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Osteoporosis – “The Silent Disease”

Osteoporosis – “The Silent Disease”

Osteoporosis is often called “The Silent Disease”, as often the first time one is aware of it is when they have a minor fall and sustain a fracture, or the cause of their back pain is found to be a compression fracture of the spine. Women are affected 6-8 times more...

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