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Move with Oov but get it right!

Dec 06, 2013
Bodyworks Physiotherapy has staff who are specially trained on the use of the “Oov” for functional exercises. The Oov is a cleverly designed prop that assist the body to maintain its correct align

The benefits of ice baths

Dec 04, 2013
There is limited medical research that supports the use of ice baths in non-contact sport. The evidence in fact indicates that cool water is just as effective for recovery as ice and ice can be detrim

Work Station Set Up

Sep 09, 2013
In most office places, standard sized desks are expected to accommodate non-standard sized people!  It’s a bit like a shoe manufacturer only making one size of shoe and expecting everyone to ad

What can I do to help my back?

Sep 09, 2013
A healthy pain free back relies on maintaining the normal curves of the spine. Your lower back should have a small inward curve in it, almost all the time.  Unfortunately, when most people in we

Correct sitting posture

Sep 09, 2013
Most anatomists, biomechanists and good musculoskeletal therapists agree that correct sitting posture (to ensure a happy, healthy spine) should maintain the normal spinal curves - particularly the sma

The Perfect Chair

Sep 09, 2013
Many desk-workers spend considerable time and money trying to find “the perfect chair”…..one which holds them in a comfortable, biomechanically correct position so that they don’t get back pai

Musculoskeletal pain in Pregnancy

Sep 09, 2013
Many women experience lower back, buttock and/or leg pain during pregnancy. Some also complain of unusual neck and arm pains. Whilst it is convenient to blame hormone changes and the shift in the body


Sep 09, 2013
Many headaches occur as the result of dysfunction in the neck (or cervical spine). Doctors will often refer to headaches as “cervico-genic”, as in “from the neck” or tension-type headaches, re

Have I damaged my back?

Sep 09, 2013
The spine consists of bony blocks called vertebrae which are bound together by strong ligaments.  These are reinforced by large powerful muscles which move the vertebra and also provide support to th

Correct lifting technique

Sep 09, 2013
Most people are aware of the phase “bend your knees and keep your back straight” to lift…… unfortunately this frequently gets misinterpreted as “keep your back VERTICAL”…….. which not

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