Category Archives: Back Pain

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Acupuncture – how does it work? And will it cure Man-Flu?

A lot of people ask us about acupuncture. Not only the obvious things like: Does it hurt? How big are the needles? But also, How does it work? And, Will it help my sciatica/mood/tight muscles? Sensible questions all round! Here, we try to provide some (mostly sensible) answers. Watch out for the science (anyone else […]

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Foam Party

What is foam rolling? Foam rolling is used more and more as a tool which allows self myofascial release. In other words it is being used as an aid for self-massage to release muscle tightness (trigger points) and to target the damaged fascia of the muscle.   So what is the fascia? Fascia covers and […]

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Stretching – to do or not to do?

Ask anyone involved in any kind of sport or exercise if they stretch and you’re likely to hear one of 2 answers: “Yes, religiously” or “No, not as much as I should!” So what should we be doing and when should we be doing it? Well, in this blog we’ll have a look at when […]

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How Will Physiotherapy Help You?

When you hear the word physiotherapy, what do you think of? A football match and the person running on with the bag to aid the stricken drama que… sorry, the injured player? The athletes at the Olympics and their fancy coloured tape? Or do you have personal experience of working with a physiotherapist, and know […]

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Whiplash (and how to cope with it)

At a networking event last week, I was asked if we see many patients with whiplash. I replied that we do, and it’s one of the most common problems we treat in the clinic. Here is some information about how whiplash is caused and what you can do if you are suffering from WAD. Whiplash […]

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Do you suffer from back pain?

A couple of weeks ago we posted a blog about posture and we had some feedback about backs in general, and questions about back pain in particular. So we thought we’d write another wee note about the demon that is back pain… Why oh why are you afflicted with back pain and everyone else is […]

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6 Top Tips for Improving Your Posture!

Remember being told to “SIT UP STRAIGHT!!” by your mother? (“Brush your hair!” and “Blow your nose!” also featured heavily in my childhood, but we’ll just cover the former here). When you were a wee thing in the assembly hall at school, it was so easy to sit with your arms and legs crossed for […]

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