Phyzio
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No matter how comfortable your office chair is — hunching over a smartphone and sitting at a desk all day — stretching and strengthening exercises can go a long way in your recovery.

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If hunching over a desk all day has made your mid-back unhappy, relief is just a few stretches away. Back pain is extremely common in today’s work environment. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help relieve some of that tension and pain. Some of these stretches can be done anywhere. You might even take short breaks during the day to stretch the back and dissolve tension as it builds. Simply move away from your desk and stretch away!

Movements that elongate the spine, stretch the front and back of the body, and build muscle to improve your posture are like medicine to soothe the aches. These exercises can help with lingering back pain, but always consult your physiotherapist if the pain doesn’t go away. …


This article explores the relationship between work, productivity, and Chronic pain that is drawing increasing attention during the covid-19 pandemic.

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Unfortunately, pain can keep you from being an effective employee as it has been found that 9 of every 10 working people living with chronic pain choose to remain on the job rather than stay home. Besides providing the benefits of a regular paycheck, working can be very important to people living with chronic pain and dealing with pain management. Remaining on the job is a tremendous boost to the self-esteem of people with chronic pain. The challenges of work and the social interactions that take place on the job may even serve to distract you from your pain.

Chronic pain and lost productivity

Working with pain is sometimes not possible and chronic pain can interfere with your concentration and ability to work. Taking time off work to recover and learn strategies to cope with pain may be needed in some cases. Using proactive pain management strategies, accessing workplace accommodations, and seeking support from professionals can decrease negative work-related outcomes. Productivity can include activities such as volunteering, childcare, cleaning, and even paying bills. If you do need to take time off work, remember that paid work is not the only form of productivity. …


Sciatica is one of the leading causes of back pain during pregnancy. The back pain can be avoided using stretches, gentle massage, and other remedies.

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Low back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy, affecting more than two-thirds of women. Sciatica is pain that irritation of the sciatic nerve causes. The main symptom is shooting pain that starts in the low back and radiates down the leg. Sciatica is one of the less common causes of back pain during pregnancy. Sciatica is more likely to arise during the later stages when the fetus is large.

In this article, we look at the causes of sciatica during pregnancy, its symptoms, and ways to relieve this nerve-related pain during pregnancy with stretches, massage, and other remedies. …


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Shoulder pain or tightness is a common condition affecting nearly 26 percent of adults. Luckily, you can take steps to relieve discomfort in your shoulders. These lengthening and strengthening exercises will also improve flexibility, increase your range of motion, and bring greater comfort and ease to your movements.


As a parent, have you ever thought about how to spot early warning signs that your children may need physical therapy?

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It’s common to think of Physiotherapy as something only required by professional athletes or the elderly. When you imagine a physio you will probably have images of someone being massaged pitch side or struggling to learn to walk again after a severe accident, injury or illness. However, physiotherapy is crucial in the treatment of children and you may be surprised by all the different ways physiotherapy could help your child.

Here are ‘6 signs your child may need physiotherapy’, and if you relate to even just one, you might want to consider how you can help your child’s body grow and heal in the right…


Things to consider before relying too much on opioids or pain killers

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In the face of an escalating opioid crisis, at least 100 million people with chronic pain aren’t getting the relief they need and are seeking alternatives. More than 30 percent of Americans are living with some form of chronic or severe pain. More people live with chronic pain than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined, for a total of between 100 million and 116 million people.

Simultaneously, opioid addiction and overdose rates have skyrocketed, becoming a full-fledged public health emergency. …


Medical marijuana and how does it work in relieving your chronic pain.

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While every state has laws dictating the use of medical marijuana, more than two-thirds of U.S. states and the District of Columbia have actually legalized it for medical treatments and more are considering bills to do the same. Yet while many people are using marijuana to get relief from their pain, you must have a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana use as each state has its own list of qualifying conditions.

Today, chronic pain affects more people than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined and it is the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States.

Medical marijuana is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional pain-relieving medications, including opioids. Marijuana may ease certain types of chronic pain, including pain resulting from nerve damage and inflammation. …


Experts’ advice on what might work — and won’t — for your back pain symptoms

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Lower back pain can have causes that include overuse such as working out or lifting too much, prolonged sitting and laying down, sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Here’s the do’s and don’ts if you have a lower back pain.


There’s a reason ACL injuries are so universally dreaded by athletes. They are serious, debilitating, and common; but that doesn’t mean they cannot be prevented.

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Your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is located in the knee joint and controls the movement of your shinbone in relation to the thigh bone. A direct impact, sudden stops and changes of direction, or turns and awkward landings are what most often lead to ACL injuries.

How do ACL tears happen?

Most of the time, ACL injuries occur in a non-contact fashion, such as quickly changing directions to dodge a defender in soccer or landing from a layup in basketball. The sudden force from a twist or landing may cause the ligament to tear.

How to prevent ACL tears?

Getting injuries in the lives of sportspeople are always a possibility, even if you do everything right. But there are steps you can take to minimize risk factors related to your technique, training, and lifestyle. …


When lower back pain persists and continues to interfere with your quality of life, multiple treatment options may be needed for adequate relief.

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Below are some back pain treatments that are commonly overlooked or underused. Try one or more of these remedies to see which one, or combination, works best for you.

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