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Pain is all about Protection

We usually experience pain as a result of an injury or after we have injured or hurt ourselves. So while pain may vary from a mild discomfort to excruciating, pain mostly serves to protect our bodies from further damage. For example, if we did not feel pain, we would put our hand on a hot…
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The value of physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can assist with maintaining good health through staying active and recovering faster from illness or injury. Physiotherapists are trained to treat a wide variety of conditions that present with ageing. Some of these conditions may include injuries and fractures as a result of a fall, rehabilitation after surgery, generalised weakness, impaired mobility, arthritis, osteoporosis,…
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Practical tips to protect your back

Some simple changes or adjustments to the activities you perform may help to protect your back. Always sit with your knees higher than your hips for good lower back support. When moving heavy objects it is better to push than pull. Simple changes in your sleeping position can take strain off your back. Place a…
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Preventing back pain

While chronic low back pain is a common problem and may be caused by different factors, there are some steps you can take now to manage the symptoms coming from your back. Posture, posture, posture Poor sitting posture is one of the most common causes of low back pain and can cause pressure on the…
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