11 Apr 2017

Over-Active Trapezius Muscle…A Pain In The Neck!

The “traps” or trapezius muscle is one we have all heard about at one time or another, whether you are referring to the pain in your neck that you get from sitting at your desk OR you are a gym fanatic and always over activate those suckers when doing overhead activities! It is a commonly […]

19 Jan 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL: Get The Right Fitting Backpack!

Get your kids active and protect their spine with the right fitting school backpack! It has been suggested that 9 out of 10 children are not active enough; an alarming figure thanks to our advancing technology which is allowing us to stay at home and interact (or not interact) from the couch for hours on […]

1 Sep 2016

The Hunchback Of Corporate Life

Are you a desk-jockey who feels their poor sitting posture is turning them into the resident office hunch back? I like to call this posture the “Hunchback of corporate life”, but don’t worry you are definitely not alone if you feel like this! When you sit at a desk all day in one particular position, […]

17 Jun 2016

Strengthening Your Core…In Your Neck?

Did you know that you have core muscles in your neck? Just like your lower back we have muscles around the neck whose job it is to stabilise the neck. They are called your deep neck flexors.  And just like your lower back these muscles need to be worked gently, but progressively so they can […]

1 Jun 2016

Don’t Let These Five Injuries Surprise You

Sometimes when a patient comes in with a painful such-and-such, we both know why it started; they’d done something a bit risky (as we all do sometimes) and this time they’re paying a price. C’est la vie. At other times, we’re both a little surprised because there’s no clear trigger for why this pain sparked […]

1 Mar 2016

Does Your iPad Cause “Tablet-Neck”?

Portable technologies such as ipads/tablets have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Recent ergonomic research highlights a link between increased head and neck flexion (looking down!) and neck pain. Studies have shown that frequent tablet users tend to hold their head and neck in a flexed position (much more than that of desktop […]

30 Oct 2015

Wondering About A Standing Desk? Your Questions Answered.

You’ve all heard about standing desks. They were very on trend for a while and continue to grow in popularity around the city. Their arrival was heralded gushing articles extoling their virtues. Then came the retaliation articles that were firmly against them. Of course, there is no black/white answer so here’s my perspective as a […]

21 Aug 2015

THREE SIMPLE WAYS to Keep Your Spine Healthy at Work

How long are you sitting for before your brain triggers that you need a coffee kick or are late for a meeting, forcing you to stand up and move? Whether prolonged sitting causes you spinal pain, or even for those of you without work-related pain, the following exercises may help to reduce your level of […]

19 Feb 2015

Five Tips for Good Desk Ergonomics

1. Feet Come Last When I ask people about the way they sit at work, they so often tell me that they make sure they “try to have their feet flat on the floor.” Possibly this is one of the easier things to remember, and also to adjust as most people know how to raise/lower […]

24 Nov 2014

Exercises to Improve Posture

Poor posture can cause considerable strain throughout the body and increase the likelihood of injuries. In our city clinic, we see many injuries which have been attributable to poor postures throughout the day. Before starting it is important to ensure your work-station (or computer desk at home) is set up correctly. It would be inefficient […]