The quadratus lumborum can cause lots of low back pain and stiffness. Here's how to manage this muscle.
What is good computer posture for children and teenagers? As adults, we often don't realise that poor posture at any age isn't good. Increasingly, we are noticing the negative effects of poor seated posture in children and teenagers not just adults. The rules for good posture are universal really. It’s especially important for children and teenagers [...]
Self help strategies for heel pain are quite straight forward and effective. Another name for heel pain is Plantar fasciitis. It is a very common cause of heel pain. It's caused by inflammation and strain on the plantar fascia which is a band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot. The heel pain will [...]
Stretching your psoas muscle is so important. It's a hip flexor. So often, it's involved in groin pain, low back pain and even pain to one side of your pelvis (your sacroiliac joint). Like many of us, you probably spend a great deal of time sitting - at work, in the car, and at home. Your [...]
Here is an easy movement for reducing back and neck strain while sitting at your desk. No the cat isn't demonstrating it! The move is called Brugger's Relief position. Its quite straightforward really: perch on the end of your chair with your pelvis in a neutral position (no slouching); knees and feet out; arms rotated out [...]
If you're an office worker you will no doubt agree that stretches for people who sit all day are an absolute must. People are designed for movement. Sitting at a desk all day really does you no good at all. You’re at your best when you change your posture every 20 minutes. So, here are some [...]
What do you do when little things go wrong and you need to be controlling inflammation or releasing those tight muscles? When you are dealing with muscles that are tight and sore there are a number of things you can do. Use a heat pack to heat the muscle. This will relax the muscle so that [...]