muscle pain

Avoiding Text Neck During A Time Full Of Technology

‘Text Neck’ is a term used to describe the pain that is a result of constantly looking down at our handheld technological devices. Excessively straining our necks in the incorrect position can often result in headaches, reduced range of motion, muscle strain, postural changes, and neck or back pain. We may think this doesn’t apply …

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How long do I need to stretch to create change?

What Is Static Stretching?Static stretching is a form of stretching that deliberately lengthens a particular muscle or tendon in order to improve that muscle’s elasticity and muscle tone. It allows individuals to feel an increase in muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion.But how much stretching is needed to get results and effectively lengthen our muscles?Recently, a …

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Facing Pain On Your Own?

Are you wondering if your injury will ever get better by itself? We hear this comment in the clinic all the time.Recent research shows that early intervention is vital.Jorven et al, (2000) conducted a study on two groups of people who had sustained a muscle injury recently. One group commenced treatment immediately while the other …

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How does SCENAR therapy work?

At Back to Health Physiotherapy, we commonly use Scenar therapy as part of our treatment. This article might help you understand better how it works and what scenar can help with it.SCENAR stands for Self-Controlled Energo-Neuro Adaptive Regulator.Physiologically our health relies on the continuous exchange of information within the body. Each body system and function …

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Exercise during Pregnancy

Exercise in moderation and adapting to individual circumstances during pregnancy can be both beneficial for a mother and a baby. Exercise during pregnancy can be incredibly beneficial for blood circulation, reduce back pain, and even reduce or lower the risk of gestational diabetes. However, it is important to keep in mind that every pregnancy is …

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Muscle cramps

Are sudden muscle spasms and cramps waking you up from your rest or sleep?

Muscle cramps are sudden and involuntary contractions and can be quite painful and debilitating. There are several causes of muscle cramps, including dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, muscle fatigue, and poor circulation.   How to prevent muscle cramps:– Stay HydratedStay well hydrated and maintain a balanced diet that includes sufficient electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and magnesium.– StretchStretching before …

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dry needling northern beaches

Have you ever thought about dry needling to help relieve your pain?

Dry needling is an effective treatment option for patients to help alleviate pain and improve mobility. The technique involves inserting thin acupuncture needles into trigger points in the muscles to release pain and increase movement in the body. We see great results in relieving pain and reducing stiffness and commonly use this technique in our …

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What you need to know about recovery from winter sports injuries

Winter sports can be thrilling and fun! Unfortunately, they can come with the risk of injuries. Netball and soccer are some of Australia’s most popular team sports and rely on rapid acceleration and sudden changes in direction. It is important to understand injury prevention and management to address these types of injuries including sprains and …

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