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Stop Back Pain After A Round Of Golf

Stop Back Pain After A Round Of Golf

For a lot of our patients, playing a round is a great way to relax, socialize and have fun. It’s also an enjoyable way to stay fit and healthy. However, if lower back pain stops you playing as often as you’d like, or leaves you in agony for days afterwards, it can be really frustrating. In thisContinue Reading »

How To Prevent Back Pain While Gardening

How To Prevent Back Pain While Gardening

It’s that time of the year, with the warm weather starting we have heard a lot of talk about planting and gardening. Gardening and tending to your garden in the spring can cause problems: But how can you prevent back pain when gardening? It’s a common issue, something many people, especially those aged 50+ can sufferContinue Reading »

Body Mechanics and Posture

Body Mechanics and Posture

Growing up, most of us were told to sit up straight. However, as we’ve grown older, most people find themselves thinking less about good posture as they are busy doing other things. Many of us work in jobs that involve sitting, too. Improper body mechanics and posture can cause pain and added stress in jointsContinue Reading »

When To Use Heat Vs.ice What Is Better For Your Pain? 

When To Use Heat Vs.ice What Is Better For Your Pain? 

The Misconceptions of Using Heat vs. Ice When used properly, they can be extremely effective  Icing helps reduce inflammation and swelling Heat helps with sore muscles and stiff Joints Always use a barrier between heat or ice and your skin HEAT vs. ICE Treating pain with hot and cold can be very effective for a wide variety of different conditionsContinue Reading »

Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

It’s that time of year again! With kids heading back to school in the upcoming days and weeks, parents need to think about the safety and comfort of the load their children are carrying on their backs. Backpacks are designed to distribute the weight of the bag evenly across the upper back of the child.Continue Reading »

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