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 […]

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, […]

11 May 2015

Avoid Wrist Pain When Performing Push-ups!

Performing a push-up exerts a considerable amount of pressure through your wrist joints and other structures of your upper limb; however, if you are someone who just puts up with wrist pain when you do push-ups, you shouldn’t! The most common position for a push-up is with the wrist dorsiflexed (as pictured). What seems like a […]

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 […]

13 Oct 2014

Nerve Pain 

Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain is a different type of pain which can be a challenge to treat, and can sometimes take longer to settle when compared to pain arising from muscles and joints (nociceptive). Nerve pain is characterised as any injury that directly effects the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal cord and […]

6 Dec 2011

Hunchback Of Notre Workstation: Thoracic Spine And Its Importance To Your Posture

Worried about becoming a hunchback? Have you ever slaved away at your desk for hours, at the mercy of your keyboard? After all that, do you find sitting up straight an impossible mission? Want to improve your posture but find it hard to sit or stand up straight? Ever suffered from shoulder or neck issues? […]

14 Nov 2011

5 Little Things You Can Do To Help Your Neck

There are a million good and bad things for your neck and it can be confusing to work out what helps and what doesn’t, when you have neck or back pain.  Often the cause of your issue is something small or easily avoided/fixed.  Today, I’m throwing out a few things that you can try if […]

8 Nov 2011

Posture – Stop That Slouching!

Our Mums have been telling us for years to sit up straight and most of us admit that we tend to slouch when sitting for long periods of time, but have you ever really thought about the consequences of bad posture? Maintaining good posture not only looks great, it can also prevent all sorts of […]