3 Ways Physiotherapists Ease Back Pain

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“My back is killing me!” Have you ever said something like this? If so, you are part of a large community of individuals worldwide who routinely experience back pain. Whether it is chronic, acute, severe, minor, dull, or sharp, back pain puts a dent in your quality of life. But, here is some great news: back pain is usually treatable. … Read More

4 Reasons You Should Try Physiotherapy for Back Pain

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“My back is killing me!” If you’ve uttered this phrase or something similar many times in your life, chances are you’ve tried lots of remedies for back pain. No doubt you’ve had your fair share of hot baths with epsom salts, taken a lot of ibuprofen, spent big bucks on a firmer mattress, and undertaken different back-strengthening exercises. If none … Read More

Don’t Let a Backpack Cause Your Child Back Pain

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Would you agree that back-to-school time is almost always hectic? Go to any superstore a few days before school resumes and you’ll find moms and dads with shopping carts filled to the brim with school supplies, lunch ingredients, clothes, and, last but not least, backpacks. Unfortunately, because there is so much to buy in preparation for the coming school year, … Read More

5 Back-Saving Tips for People Who Sit at a Desk All Day

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Having a desk job can be less than thrilling. Not only does such a job usually require long hours of staring into a computer screen; it also prevents movement (except, of course, typing and pushing a mouse around). This restriction of movement can eventually take its toll on a person’s back. Why Does Sitting Increase Back Pain? Some people are … Read More

Is Rest the Best Medicine for Your Back Pain?

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Does your back pain cause other body parts to scream? Have you ever experienced pain that travels from your back into your thighs and knees? Or, is it common for your back pain to travel north, leaving you with an aching neck and pounding headache? When back pain strikes, our bodies can experience numbing pain in numerous locations. Still, there … Read More

Combat the Negative Effects of Sitting Too Much

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When someone asks, “Are you sitting down for this?” it implies shocking news is about to be delivered. However, realizing the realities of a sedentary life can seem so appalling that you may want to leap out of your seat and stand for the rest of the day. Are You Sitting Too Much? How many hours do you sit per … Read More

Physiotherapy Helps New Mom Feel like Herself Again

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It is often said that childbirth is one of the most painful experiences a woman can face. But post-partum recovery can be painful too. Unfortunately, it is rarely talked about. Long after labour is over, many women struggle with pain in their back, groin, and hips. There are also reports of severe pelvic pain. Aside from physical pain, there is … Read More

Piriformis Syndrome: A real pain in your butt!

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It may be there when you first wake up, after a workout, or it can even haunt you as you are sitting at your desk. And it can literally be a pain in the butt! Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which a small muscle, your piriformis, located in your posterior hip irritates the sciatic nerve that runs under it. … Read More

Yoga for back pain

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Can yoga help to relieve my lower back pain? As physiotherapists we are often asked if yoga will help with lower back pain. While the answer is not exactly black-and-white, a recent study helps to support our typical advice of “YES!”, yoga can certainly help relieve lower back pain. Yoga has been around almost 4000 years and has many forms. … Read More