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

Neck Pain: Why do we get it?

Why is Neck pain so common??   The spine is made of bones that stack up (called Vertebra), that are separated by discs, which increase mobility of the spine greatly and absorb shock/load. The shape of the spine is like an “S”, having a natural curve in the lower back (LUMBAR... Read More

Neck Disc Injury

Intervertebral Disc Injury • Once you have a tear in the disc, positions of losing the lumbar lordosis (eg. gardening, cooking or sustained slouched sitting/driving) cause the neck to protrude forward, which then allows the nucleus to move down the internal tear in the disc. Looking down as in... Read More

Headaches

Upper Neck Problems: These are common and typically give symptoms such as Headaches, Nausea, blurred or fuzzy vision, drowsiness and pain into the head/eyes. Many upper neck symptoms resolve with correction of the lower neck (disc) problem and correction of the offending poor postural... Read More

Correction of Sitting Posture for the Neck

Correction of Posture is critical to maintaining your improvement once regularly performing your specific McKenzie Exercise. This exercise is identified after your initial consultation, and is often applied 2 hourly for a period of approximately 3 weeks (for the majority of patients). Your specific... Read More

Standing Posture: Neck

Poor standing posture often causes the neck to protrude forward. This places strain on the disc in the neck, and can contribute to your symptoms. Standing Posture correction is more likely to be a significant problem for you, if one of your main complaints is neck pain from static standing as... Read More

Correction of Neck Posture for Sleeping

Many people with neck problems wake worse in the morning. If you have commenced your McKenzie exercises and are improving as expected, and yet seem to take a step or two backwards on waking and notice you are not as good as when you retired to bed, correction of your neck posture while sleeping... Read More

McKenzie Method Exercises: Neck

This is not an exhaustive list of the McKenzie Method Neck Exercises. These exercises should NOT be performed without the guidance of a fully trained McKenzie Practitioner! It is very important to ensure these exercises are only performed after consulting a McKenzie Practitioner first, as you need... Read More