Handbags can contribute to neck, shoulder or back pain if not carried properly. This blog post will give you some tips on adjusting your handbag to reduce aches and pains. Avoid Overpacking Your Handbag It is very easy to keep adding items to your handbag, but over time, items can accumulate, adding extra weight to … Continue reading Is Your Handbag Contributing To Your Pain?
Is Your Bag Giving You Pain? Do you experience neck, shoulder or back pain? Maybe your bag is the culprit! This blog post will give you some tips on choosing a comfortable backpack. It will also give you some ideas on how you can adjust your current backpack to prevent pain. Problems that Can Arise … Continue reading Backpacks
Do you have pain on the outside of your elbow? You may have tennis elbow, and no, you do not need to be a tennis player to get this condition! What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition involving inflammation or microscopic tears in one of the tendons that … Continue reading Tennis Elbow aka Lateral Epicondylitis
While pregnancy can be an exciting time for many, it is also a time of a lot of physical changes. One of the first things you will notice as your pregnancy develops is your changing posture. As the baby grows, your posture and weight start to shift which can cause many women to experience discomfort … Continue reading Common Complaints in Pregnancy
Has your shoulder become sore and stiff? Does it feel like it has become frozen in place? There are many causes of shoulder pain and stiffness, and frozen shoulder is one of them. What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition where the shoulder joint capsule thickens and tightens. … Continue reading Frozen Shoulder aka Adhesive Capsulitis
Do you experience tight or sore muscles after an exercise session, or after a long day of sitting at your desk? You might want to start foam rolling! A foam roller is a long foam cylinder that you can roll on top of to help reduce muscle tightness. Benefits of Foam Rolling Foam rolling can … Continue reading Foam Rolling – Should You Start Foam Rolling?
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), aka the jaw, including the surrounding muscles and associated structures. You can find your TMJ by gently placing your hands on your cheeks, just in front of your ears, and opening and closing your mouth. Symptoms TM … Continue reading Jaw Problems
Do you find yourself feeling uncomfortable when sitting on the couch and trying to watch your favourite Netflix show? Here are some different ways to sit comfortably on the couch, so that you can get back to watching Netflix without aches or pains! First, let’s take a look at how not to sit on a … Continue reading Couch Posture
Forward head posture (FHP), or ‘text neck’ is a common posture issue we see in the clinic that can have a number of painful follow on effects. Fortunately, with some simple exercises and awareness of posture this can be significantly improved. What is forward head posture? In ideal head and neck posture the mid-line of … Continue reading Spotlight on Posture – Forward Head Posture
In our last blog post about ergonomics, we talked about what to look for when purchasing a new desk chair. We recommended adjustable desk chairs, so that they can be tweaked to suit you and your workspace. But what if you aren’t able to adjust your desk chair? Here are some easy tips to make … Continue reading If You Can’t Adjust Your Desk and Chair: Tips to Make Your Workspace More Comfortable