The start of the school year heralds much blogging on childhood and adolescent back pain. School bags seem to feature prominently in these. But what is really important for healthy young backs? We will dip into a bit of back ground but then come back to the bag.
The highly anticipated seventh installment of Star Wars will bring over 2 hours of action-packed fun for the family. Trailers have been trickling out for the last couple of months leaving fans itching for its release. I've got my tickets already and have been playing with my figurines for the last month in preparation. I’m all set!
But if you want to stay nimble, agile and healthy like Master Yoda instead of hunched over like Darth Sidious, then here are 6 tips that may help!
Often in our busy lifestyles we get caught up or distracted by current, past and future events. This can result in a default mode of incessant thinking, or reacting which research shows results in a prolonged stress response on the body.
The stress response is useful sometimes but not all the time. It’s physiological effect can be detrimental to our well being in the longer term. Physiotherapists often come across this in our patients, especially where muscles don’t relax when they are not needed to work. At rest people can have loaded joints form excessive muscle activation.
Training ourselves to be aware of this and to learning to switch off the chatter has research-proven benefits. Life Matters on ABC Radio National has a great page called the Meditation Toolkit to learn about and practice these important skills in mindfulness, body awareness and meditation.
As the clinic director of Peak MSK Physiotherapy and SecondOpinion.Physio in Bayside Melbourne, Jayce is specialised in the treatment of back, neck, headache and TMJ (jaw) problems.