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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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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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Is Your Leg Pain Really A Back Problem?

When it comes to your back, the body can be very adept at masking problems. Take leg pain for example. If you have pain radiating down your legs, buttocks or feet, the natural conclusion is that you have a problem with your legs, right? Not always so. And this can be a problem. Because you’ve …

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4 Reasons Your Back May Be Hurting When You Drive

How many times have you absent-mindedly put on your heated seat in the car to soothe your aching back? Indeed, a toasty back-rest will alleviate your discomfort, but wouldn’t it be better to not have the unpleasantness of back pain in the first place? Of course, this would come with the added bonus of being …

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Do I Have Sciatica?

With the approximate thickness of a pencil and running from the low back down to the feet, the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It originates in the lower part of the spine, travels through the muscles in the buttocks, branches out down the leg and attaches to the foot. It can …

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4 Myths About Back Pain

You know when you have back pain, everyone and their dog wants to give you advice. Like being pregnant but without the little bundle of joy at the end of it. I know people mean well, but there are some common misconceptions out there which we hear A LOT and though said with the best …

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How to: Psoas Stretch for Back Pain

If you spend long periods of time with your legs flexed at the hip (such as when sitting or cycling) and are experiencing stiffness or aching in your back, there is a chance that a tightening of your Psoas muscle (right) could be a contributing factor. The muscle attaches the leg to the back and …

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