In some cases, your bad posture might be the cause of the sudden aches that you feel all over your body. Improper posture can cause muscle tension, especially if it isn’t corrected immediately. Physiotherapists would tell you that every inch your head goes forward from its supposed neutral position means 15 to 30 pounds more of muscle tension. This further affects your spine, raising the chronic load on your intervertebral disks and vertebrae. This is how your posture can determine your body’s mechanical efficiency and muscle balance.
Bad posture usually triggers a chain of events that lead to body aches, unproductive days, and expensive medical bills. It is an even more significant issue these days because of our lifestyle and how we spend office hours, such as sitting in front of the computer for hours. Poor posture often shows its effects along with back pain, joint degeneration, spinal dysfunction, potbelly, and rounded shoulders.
Shoulder pain is quite common. It is often caused by an injury or accident in younger people, while it may be due to the body’s natural wear and tear as you get older and you feel that persistent pain in your shoulder. Fortunately, this can be treated so pain won’t be a daily part of your life and stop you from doing certain activities.
There are many possible causes of shoulder pain. Overhead activities, such as throwing a ball or swimming, may increase the risk of shoulder injury as these activities may pinch the biceps tendon or rotator cuff. Trauma and poor sitting posture are also common causes. However, in some cases, shoulder problems may occur even without a specific injury or reason.
Some of the common shoulder problems are:
These are movements based on real-world situational biomechanics. They usually involve multi-planar, multi-joint movements which place demand on the body's core musculature and innervation. Functional movements take place in multi-planes of motion with the use of multiple joints. It is the ability to move our body without extra effort and pain-free. These movements require the firing of multiple muscle groups in various positions, ranges of motion and varying intensity to achieve a common goal. For example, bending down and reaching over to pick-up your child and rotating through your core to put him/her in the car seat. If we do it in the wrong way, you then experience pain and our muscles or joints are locked to it while we keep our body moving. Eventually you cannot bear the pain anymore and worst case would be surgery. We need to learn how to be bio-mechanically efficient with everything we do whether if its for sports, general fitness or daily activities to avoid injuries and...
Have you asked yourself how much time you have to achieve your goals? Or have you asked yourself what have you accomplished from the past? What if you know that you have limited time in this world, what would you have done differently? What if...?
Check out this great video and think about how did you spend your time in the world so far. Think about the remaining time you have and how will you spend it.
Life is precious. Your time is valuable. Make sure you take care of yourself. Do what you love and what makes you happy.
PhysioCall encourage you to book every 3 weeks or 21 days (whichever comes first for you) even if you think you are healthy because I know you still work hard, sit in chairs all day, pick up kids and weights, play sport and have other reasons to get a treatment/massage/relief.
Do not take yourself for granted and keep your body in perfect condition by regularly seeing us. Think of a car engine, it needs regular check up or maintenance to make...
Are you having a headache? The moment you feel that pain behind your eyes, the tightening of your head, and the pain in your neck, head, and forehead, you know that you’re in for a troubling, less productive day. No wonder anyone who’s had this kind of headache, called a tension headache, wants to seek treatment right away.
According to Health Direct, almost everyone experiences tension headaches at some time in their life. Headache Australia also reported that around 7 million Australians are likely to suffer from tension headaches. It is characterized by a persistent and dull pain, usually starting at the temples or the back of your head, before spreading all around the head. What’s worse is that it may bother you for days.
Tension headaches, also called Cervicogenic headaches, are not only triggered by stress or tension.
Common triggers include the following:
“Your feet will bring you to where your heart is” said Karen Marie Moning.
Our feet is our driver, our brain tells them where to go and they will take us there. They carry us around every day and when you overdo it they will start to hurt. And we do not think about our feet until we start to feel the pain.
A common type of foot pain is the heel pain also known as plantar fasciitis. It goes away quick if you know what to do, but you may also consider learning how to prevent it in the future. Plantar fasciitis is an irritation or inflammation of the band of tissue in the sole of your feet connecting the heel bones thus leads to heel pain. If this happens, rest your foot, massage your foot including your heel, cold packs or warm foot bath and visit your physio.
Stretching your feet will help it reduce the pain fast. You can also use shoe inserts to relieve the pressure on the ball of your foot. Or try rolling out a frozen water bottle on your heel and stretch your calf...
A stiff neck can be painful and uncomfortable especially when moving the neck or when trying to turn your head to the side. Neck pain even makes sleeping uncomfortable. A stiff neck is sometimes accompanied by a headache or shoulder pain. It can interfere with your daily activities and can remain painful for a long time if not managed properly.
Most of us are staring into computers or smart phones these days and looking down at an uncomfortable angle which is the common cause of strain to our neck muscles and other soft tissues of the neck. Staring down at your gadgets or computers all day tire the muscles around the neck joints and become overstretched. Other causes may include but not limited to; poor posture, stress, osteoarthritis, neck or spinal injury, clenched jaw, sleeping position and repetitive neck motion.
You can prevent stiff neck by changing your lifestyle like regular exercise, good posture, stop smoking and making sure you take time to stretch while in the...
Do you have or do you know someone who has/had back Pain? Maybe we can help.
Back pain is common to all. Yes! Even children experiences back pain, it could be from poor posture, no enough physical activity and many more. For most people, it is triggered by strenuous activity like weight lifting, gardening or even improper bending down to pick up something on the floor. Others think it will never go away, some think opioids is the answer. The best way to eliminate or reduce back pain is to see a physio. Yes, go to your physio even without a doctor’s referral. Have yourself evaluated, get diagnosed and let your physio help you get better.
There are different types of back pain, and here are the common ones;
There are many ways to relieve a back pain however, it is still best to visit a physio so he/she can make a treatment plan and...
Physiotherapy helps everyone no matter what age. Children, adults, people with medical conditions and injuries that limits them to move and function. It can also manage age-related issues and even pregnant mothers are able to benefit from physiotherapy.
A physiotherapist can create a plan for each patient to help them achieve their goal. It also gives them more freedom to do things that require physical activities and improve not just their physical but also their overall health and prevent them from having further injury. Physiotherapy is a conservative approach to managing mobility problems so patients are being referred for therapy in the early symptoms of problem. There are many benefits of physiotherapy and below are the top benefits;
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