Common Misconceptions about MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy or the McKenzie Method)

Further information about the common misconceptions of MDT is explained in detail on the McKenzie International Website at: http://www.mckenzieinstitute.org/clinicians/common-misconceptions/   Most importantly MDT is an assessment process not a treatment. Although the assessment process... Read More

Headaches

Headaches are a common source of pain and a frequent reason for consultation with physiotherapists and health professionals. There are non-mechanical causes of headache such as vascular causes, true migraine, cluster headaches etc but there are also a number of headaches that arise from the upper... Read More

Workstation Solutions

I like the use of standing workstations to reduce the amount of time we all sit, which tends to lead to a variety of health and musculoskeletal issues. I came across these products from badbacks.com that allow you to keep your existing desk (rather than purchase a new sit-stand desk) and convert it... Read More

Preventing Neck Pain

Simple tips to prevent neck pain (which often refers into the shoulder blade, upper trapezius and shoulder): 1) Sit with a lumbar roll (this will support your lower back curve which will correctly align your head/neck position) 2) Set you office space up so that all documents, computer screen etc... Read More

Preventing Low Back Pain

Preventing low back pain is easy, but much like looking after your teeth it requires some ongoing simple maintenance that needs to be built into your lifestyle. 1) Regularly interrupt periods of sitting (every 60 mins or so)/ bending forwards, and arch backwards as far as you can x5-6 repetitions... Read More

Plantar Fascia and Achillies pain not responding to treatment?

Plantar fascitis and Achilles problems can be chronic problems that frequently cause frustration as they often fail to respond to traditional treatments. People often look at general stretches, strengthening, footwear, orthotics and are still not improving. The MDT (Mckenzie method or mechanical... Read More

Lumbar support for your car

Get back pain while driving to work every day. Many traditional lumbar rolls are too big for the car with the natural contour of the car seat. The issue is not enough support without a lumbar roll and too much with a McKenzie D roll (excellent for the office though). A therapod insert is a great... Read More

Back Chat!

Spine Health is proud to announce Back Chat! This is where we will post blogs about Low Back Pain and Sciatica. Talk to us at Back Chat and learn more about your back ! Commencing August 2012. Read More

Back Chat: How can I get the best set-up in my car for my low back?

As cars as all different, the correct set-up varies depending on the car seat. Majority of newer cars have some kind of built in lumbar support, but this is often not enough, however a McKenzie lumbar roll can be too much. There are Slim Line McKenzie rolls (that we sell here) as a compromise... Read More

Back Problems: Looking for an ideal office chair?

Any office chair can be converted into a reasonable chair with a McKenzie D roll (we sell them, $44). But for those with more significant back problems who wish to get a high quality chair I recently came across this website. It has adjustable segments at the back of the chair to increase/decrease... Read More