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3 Reasons Why We Love Foam Rollers

Not just for sadists (if you’ve used one, you’ll know what I mean), our cylindrical, sometimes knobbly little friends which you find in the stretching area of the gym are fast becoming a firm favourite of ours. We first came across them at a fitness convention way back in 2013 when we were subject to …

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4 Simple Stretches to Beat Back Pain

Back pain is a scourge of our modern lifestyle. Hours spent sedentary at the office, combined with sitting in the car or train for long periods and slumping on the sofa in front of the TV or phone after a hard day can lead to the onset of back problems. Postural changes along with a …

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4 Simple Ways to Stop Your Phone Hurting Your Neck

As a nation, we now spend a day a week online. At 70%, more of us than ever are using our smartphones to stay connected so it’s no surprise that there is a steep rise in the number of people suffering from neck, shoulder and upper back pain. ‘Text-neck’ is now a thing as we …

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How To Keep Gardening Without Back Pain

Gardens have been a sanctuary for many as we’ve been confined to our homes for the past few months. With more time to devote to green fingered persuits and the return of warm weather drawing us outdoors, lots of us are spending our lockdown digging, planting and cultivating our outdoor spaces. For some though, this …

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6 Ways To Look After Your Back When You’re Working From Home

More people are working from home than ever, with numbers of home workers almost doubling in the last 10 years. Whilst many enjoy the freedom and flexibility of not being confined to an office, for some, the lack of a traditional set up workstation can have a negative impact on their back health, instead choosing …

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Stress and Back Pain

How many times have you felt stressed and seemingly out of nowhere (as if you didn’t have enough to deal with) your back pain starts to flare up? “One study found that 29% of subjects believed that stress was the cause of their back pain.” Though it may not seem obvious at first, there is …

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Chiropractor, Osteopath, Sports Therapist: What’s The Difference?

The scenario: your back has seized up. Probably doing something not too impressive. When you experience back pain – especially if it’s the first time – it’s really hard to know who to turn to for support and to how understand what help you actually need. Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Sports Therapists, Physiotherapists – there are a …

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Why Does My Back Hurt After Christmas?

Without question, there is always a surge in the number of enquiries we receive in January from people suffering with a bad back following their Christmas break. Coincidence? Not really, no. Thinking about what the festive period involves for many people, it’s little surprise that some people end up with more than gifts under the …

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Weird and Wonderful Ways People Put Their Backs Out

When you have back pain – like REAL back pain, the can’t-get-up-can’t-put-my-socks-on kind of misery, wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to brag to your friends about the hercluean task you were undertaking at the time? “I jumped out of the window of a burning building!” “I fell out of a tree rescuing a …

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