Not Lifting: The Real Occupational Hazard

Over Christmas the clinic got a much needed makeover; a fresher look and more space allowing for movement and exercise. As it was Christmas I was also getting in as much family time as possible so had plenty of “help”. By this I mainly mean wiping splashes of paint off the wooden floors (not all… Continue reading Not Lifting: The Real Occupational Hazard

Room to Improve our message with back pain

My television time is limited. Not by choice. I love a good Netflix binge when the chance arises. But long workings days coupled with a busy family life does not afford me that luxury at present. Yet my Sunday is not complete without catching up with Dermot Bannons latest renovation project. The shows template is… Continue reading Room to Improve our message with back pain

Stand up to back pain

– “It hurtsh when I sh!t”. – “Sorry, it hurts when you..?” – “When I sh!t”, he quickly interrupted. “You shee? Like thish”, as Adriaan, an elderly dutchman took his seat in the clinic and continued to describe his low back pain. “It painsh in my shpine when I sh!t like thish”. I suddenly remembered a… Continue reading Stand up to back pain

Are Smart Phones becoming a pain in the neck?

There are alarming reports of the upsurge of the amount of teenagers and children presenting to their GP and indeed physiotherapist with neck pain. First up neck pain in general is very common and usually nothing to worry about with adults. As we get older and some degenerative changes occur it will affect up to 70% of… Continue reading Are Smart Phones becoming a pain in the neck?

Low Back Pain: Can it be stopped

It’s a distant memory now but my wife and I were recently reminiscing about life before children; a couple of sneaky pints on a Sunday afternoon, watching a football or rugby game uninterrupted in its entirety, sleeping more than 5 hours in any given night (again uninterrupted), not having to squeeze a run in at 5am… Continue reading Low Back Pain: Can it be stopped