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Back Pain and Self Care

Back Pain and Self Care

Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the back pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better ... Read More
 
Myofascial Release: A method of Manipulative treatment aimed at the relaxation of the soft tissues of the body. By John Upledger

Myofascial Release: A method of Manipulative treatment aimed at the relaxation of the soft tissues of the body.

By John Upledger

Myofascial Release or Myofascial Release Massage over the years has grown a fashionable course of treatments. It is only the stretching the some of the fascial which surrounds the muscles of the body but due to America it has become a “fashion” but any good massage will be releasing the ... Read More
 

Prolonged Active Ergonomic Sitting: Change your posture

In his book on lower back disorders, Professor McGill recommends using an ergonomic chair, pointing out that such a chair must be used properly. Changing posture as frequently as every ten minutes, allows the tissue loads to migrate, thereby minimising the risk of any single tissue`s accumulating micro-trauma. Even if you don’t get up from your chair, moving position or even just fidgeting can help.