Working from home setup

100-ish tips for working from home – Part 3

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Part 3. Work setup and environment A good quality plug-in speaker may improve your ability to hear and be heard on Zoom which helps your posture! Reduce stress about your dodgy connection by using an ethernet cable instead of a wifi…
standing desk tips for working from home

100-ish tips for working from home - Part 1

Part 1. Seating (or standing) position Try to create a home office area with an office desk and chair to reduce non-work distractions Use an office chair with padded back and seat to avoid low back pain and hamstring problems rather…
Are you sitting comfortably - postural pain

Are you sitting comfortably?

Lockdown has been challenging for many but for those working full-time from home there is not only the stress of constant meetings on Zoom but also typing at a computer without a proper desk setup. Working from home has meant possibly not…
How to treat myofascial trigger points with dry needling

How to treat myofascial trigger points with dry needling

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What is a myofascial trigger point Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) can affect all of us - whether you sit at your desk for too long, or workout religiously. They are those painful tight bands in your muscle that feel like violin strings -…
Hip pain or back pain?

Hip pain or back pain?

Hip pain or back pain? Don't be misled! Hip joint and lower back are anatomically located very close to one another. Sometimes when we are in pain, it isn't very clear where the source of it actually is and this leads to a misjudgement of what…
back braces

Back braces

Back braces - a yes or a no? Osteopaths and physiotherapists come across different conditions causing back pain every day. From serious disc injuries that can be hugely debilitating to milder muscular strains of postural origin. The common…
What is a slipped disc - physiotherapy

What is a slipped disc?

What is a ‘slipped’ disc and what should you do about it? Discs are 'spacers' between each vertebra to give our spines lots of mobility. They contain a squidgy centre called the nucleus, surrounded by thick fibrous walls. A disc 'bulge'…
Frida Kahlo pain management

Art in the management of pain!

Pain is a very personal experience, it isn't something that shows up on a scan or that can be objectively measured. Putting pain into words can be very difficult and as much as we try, it is often hard to convey the right type of sensation to…
treatment of scar tissue - wood

Manual treatment of scar tissue

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Manual treatment of scar tissue and post-surgical sites The role of collagen Collagen is a natural substance produced by the body and present in all its parts; from skin and bone to muscles, tendons and ligaments. Embryologically collagen…
Image of feet being treated for Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the sole of the foot and commonly starting from the heel area. In the past it used to be called also "policeman's heel" as the heel itself bears the majority of the weight while standing in…