Correct Standing Posture

Standing Posture

Posture is a complex concept. It is defined as the position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting. Posture can be influenced by a number of factors. Physically, the variations of posture within people can be explained by a combination of muscular weakness, tightness and body shape. The complexity of posture can… Continue Reading»

Squat

The Functional Squat

The squat is a full body movement that incorporates lowering the body towards the ground; bending the hips, knees and ankles in a controlled manner, whilst maintaining a straight back. The squat is a very functional movement, when used effectively we can utilise it in both everyday life and sport to produce powerful and strong… Continue Reading»

Workplace Posture

Sitting Posture

We are sitting now more than ever! Today’s sedentary lifestyle makes the discussion of sitting posture imperative.  The body is built to move. However, if we have to remain still for periods, there are ways that you can try to limit the detriment on the body. When sitting, the following enables an ideal sitting posture;… Continue Reading»

Teenage Posture

Teenage Posture

Teenagers are generally serial offenders when it comes to poor posture!  “Sit up straight!” is a phrase most teenagers hear on the daily.  Body awareness, self esteem, obesity, increased device usage and heavy backpacks can all lead to poor posture. In addition to standing poorly, a large proportion of adolescents sit with poor posture. Sitting with poor posture… Continue Reading»

Tradies Health Month 11

Tradies Health Month

Tradies look after their tools, but are they good at looking after their most valuable one – their body?  The trade industry represents roughly 1/3 of the Australian workforce, yet accounts for almost 60% of the serious claims for workers compensation. With the average time taken off sitting at 5 weeks, it’s a huge cost to… Continue Reading»

Sciatica

Sciatica, a Pain in the Bottom!

The Sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body. Sciatica is a specific nerve pain that only originates from the sciatic nerve. Pain, which is typically felt as a burning sensation or a shooting pain, originates in the lower back and radiates into the buttocks and down the leg. What are the Symptoms of… Continue Reading»

Theraband

Resistance Training!

We all know that exercise has multiple health benefits, not only physically but can have a great effect on other avenues within our lives such as mentally, socially and emotionally. There are also many different kinds of exercise, however today we will focus on resistance training. What is it?Resistance training is any exercise where a… Continue Reading»

Trigger Point

Trigger Points

A trigger point is a hyperirritable point that can be felt like a “knot” in the skeletal muscles. When pressed on, trigger points can invoke a range of reactions, including a jump response, local tenderness, local twitch or referred pain. Trigger points can be caused by: Aging Injury Stress/ chronic stress Lack of exercise Poor… Continue Reading»

My Post (96)

Mother’s Day

Life doesn’t come with a manual – it comes with a Mum! Mums are our encyclopedia’s, for not just in our younger years, but also our older ones. Even when we are all grown up and have moved out, it is still always good to check in with Mum to see how long chicken can… Continue Reading»

Good Bad Shoulder

Shrugging Off Your Neck Pain

Neck disorders are common, painful and disabling. Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability as measured by years lived with disability. A common oversight when treating persistent neck pain is the shoulder blade (scapular). High quality literature has found specific… Continue Reading»