Lower Back Pain Treatment

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Lower back pain can be debilitating, not only from a pain point of view, but functionally can be very limiting and have a major effect on daily life and work activities.

Although some episodes of lower back pain can be self-limiting and resolve by themselves, physiotherapy can help achieve a faster recovery, with a reduction in pain and an increase in mobility and function, hopefully reducing the severity and length of the back pain episode. This will also assist in reducing the likelihood of future back pain episodes.

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CALF STRENGTHENING – 5 GOOD REASONS WHY

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Calf strengthening is not only a common denominator in alot of lower limb rehabilitation programs, but also plays an important role in lower limb mechanics, as well as a key aspect of injury prevention for certain lower limb injuries.
There are five good reasons why calf strengthening is important.

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How much exercise is enough?

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Any increase in physical activity is proven to reduce your risk of many chronic health conditions. Secondly, if you can meet the WHO guidelines (150-300 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise per week) you will further reduce your relative health risk as well as making weight management more achievable.

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9 Ways to Sneak More Exercise Into Your Day

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With so many good reasons to avoid sitting down for too long, hopefully you’ve been able to incorporate lots of mini-breaks throughout your day. Even if you are at the gym every night or running around the block every morning, it is really important to find ways to keep active throughout the whole day. That is easier said than done, right? Here are 9 practical ways you can make the most of daily opportunities that you may not have considered before.

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Sciatica: What You Need to Know

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Sciatica is commonly described as a pain experienced mostly on one side of the body and runs down the buttock, hamstring and sometimes extend to the lower leg. Sciatica pain is normally caused by compression of the nerve that originates from your lower back. It can be triggered by joints inflammation, tight buttock, arthritic growth and locked facet joints.

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Nordic Hamstring Exercises

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Hamstring strains are among the most prevalent injuries experienced by sprinters and sportspeople. If you have ever strained a hamstring you will likely understand how difficult it can be to fully recover. These niggles seem to hang around all season with a high rate of recurrence.

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Knee ACL Injuries

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Of all sporting injuries, a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is probably the most notorious. The injury may be preceded by a hard tackle, but is more likely to occur following a routine jump for a catch, or a change of direction while running.

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