TIPS FOR SELF-CARE OF YOUR BACK

Tips for self care of your back

Back pain is rarely the result of one incident or injury.  One of the keys to having a healthy back is understanding that most back injuries are the result of the cumulative effects of months or even years of poor posture, faulty body mechanics, stressful living and working habits, loss of flexibility and strength, and […]

SAFE LIFTING

Safe lifting

How lifting can injure your back When you lift, your back is put under stress. Twisting or jerking while lifting and carrying can injure the small facet joints that guide movement of the back. The discs that separate the vertebrae (bones) and the ligaments that hold them together are also at risk.  Discs are composed […]

BACK PAIN

Man holding sore back

Back pain is pain that is felt in the lower part of the spine.  It is a sign that the joints, muscles or other parts of the back are injured, strained or not working properly.  Back pain is very common with four out of five people experiencing it at some time in their lives.  Most […]

Lugging a heavy school bag could be a pain in the neck

As many of us prepare for our children’s return to school, it’s important to choose the right type of school bag to reduce the amount of stress placed on the spine. At Pilates of Mt Eliza, our Physiotherapists suggest the following to help minimize the risk of injury from backpacks: Key features when purchasing a backpack:  […]

School Bag Checklist

A new school year often means a new backpack. It’s important to choose the right type of bag to reduce the amount of stress placed on the spine.