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Tips for Older Adults with Back Pain

Back Care Awareness Week - Tips for Older Adults For those of you who read my previous blog you will know that there is a lack of awareness of the impact back pain on older adults, its causes and the best management approaches. I promised I would write more about this, this week, so here we go. I am focusing on tips to help you manage your back pain as that is why I am sure most of you have found...
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Back Care Awareness Week 2018

Back Pain in Older Adults.The charity Back Care has chosen the theme Back Pain in Older Adults to highlight the lack of awareness regarding back pain causes and effects particularly in older adults. Lower back pain is often due to physical and psychosocial changes that are age related, and can result in a health condition which is particularly disabling in older adults."Existing evidence...
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Low Back Pain – Are you getting the right treatment?

I am sure you have seen over the last few days that many of the papers and news programmes are picking up on the recent papers published by the Lancet regarding the management of low back pain.Low back pain has now been listed as the leading cause of disability world wide, with evidence suggesting 1 in 4 of us are affected at any one time. In most cases low back pain lasts a relatively short a...
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Susan’s Story – How Osteopathy Helped Her

A busy life caring for others  Susan was working 3 days a week in a dentistry clinic as a receptionist, often sitting at her desk all day long, on her day's off she would visit her mum a couple of times a week. Her mum was wheelchair bound and slowly deteriorating as a result of her dementia and immobility. Susan would do the housework, take mum shopping and to appointments. In addition ...
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Tips to ensure your Desk works for you

Does your desk work for you? By identifying the key ways in which you use your desk space you, can ensure that the tools you need are closest to you, and are right for the job you do. Many graphic designers, architects, games designers will work with 2 or more large screens to ensure that they can see the small details that they are working on. For a call centre worker they should wear a head set...
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Tips to ensure your office chair is set up correctly

A very generous patient delighted me - they presented me with a proper ergonomic desk chair. Until now I have been using a saddle stool, which helps my posture when I am working with a patient, but  I don't find it comfortable if I have to sit at my desk for any length of time.I regularly see patients who are suffering from pain due to their work environment, and will advise them on how best t...
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Posture tips for Christmas chefs

Are you cooking the Christmas lunch this year? Or baking lots of mince pies? Then think about your posture. Standing in the kitchen for long periods can cause lots of discomfort. Your feet, legs, back and neck are all vulnerable if you don't ensure you are properly prepared for action Wear the right shoes.  Standing for long periods means your feet need to have the right support. Comfor...
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Will your survive or enjoy the Christmas break with the kids?

Are you Christmas ready?The children have been hyped up by Christmas plays, carol services, fairs, and end of term parties, they are highly excited by the celebrations to come, what are your plans? Christmas lunch with the relatives, sleep overs or days at home are so much easier with a few simple preparations. Here are some tips to help survive the excitement Plan some down...
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Party season – Stretch out Exercises

Tis the season to be merry and with it comes the Christmas parties. For many it is the only occasion that they are likely to be dragged on to the dance floor by a well meaning colleague, and for others it is an opportunity to show off some serious skills. However often with the party comes alcohol and a freedom of inhibitions. As a result many will wake up wondering what on earth they were doing o...
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Avoid the pain of Christmas Wrapping – Postural tips

We have all done it, piled the presents around us, popped on our favourite Christmas film or music, grabbed mince pie and a mulled wine or hot chocolate and settled down for a present wrapping session. More often than not all the preparation is about the tools we need to do the job at had (as well as treats to keep going). However we often forget the main tool we need - our body, & instead jus...
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