Category Archive for "Glow Physio"

Physiotherapists who treat women vs ‘women’s health’ physios – what’s the difference?

If you have ever had experience with more than one type of physio you might know that the profession encompasses a variety of specialty areas. Like medicine, it is important to seek out the right professional with the right set

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Should I crack my own back?

Cracking your knuckles / back / neck (or whatever tickles your fancy) can feel oh so good. But is it any good for you or should you be avoiding it all together? What happens when you crack a joint? Self-manipulating

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Which baby carrier is best for me?

As someone who has had two children under 2 years, I am completely in support of any device that allows us to do two things at once! Baby carriers, in all of their shapes and sizes, offer the wonderful advantage

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Are high heels really that bad for you?

Let’s be honest, high heels are pretty and they make our legs look longer… It’s unfortunate because, if it weren’t for this fact, we would probably never ever wear them! But are they really that bad for you? Well, yes

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3 steps to your best desk set-up

We know that sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time is not great for our bodies. It can contribute to neck pain and headaches, back pain, shoulder pain and wrist pain, amongst other things. So what can we do about

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How can I fix my niggly shoulder?

Shoulder injuries are very common. They are also varied and can be difficult to diagnose. The shoulder joint inherently has a large range of movement, which means a greater demand is placed on muscles and ligaments to provide stability. ‘Traumatic’

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Should I sit on a fitball for work?

  Fitballs (a.k.a swiss balls, exercise balls, physio balls) are a fantastic and cost-effective piece of equipment that can be used in many different ways to improve strength, balance and stability. There is also a commonly-held belief that they should be

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5 habits for a happy, healthy spine!

It’s no surprise that low back pain is one of the most common complaints we see as physios. In fact, up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some stage in their life. This may range from a

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Yoga vs Pilates – which one’s right for me?

Yoga and Pilates – two practices with a few similarities and a lot of differences! But what are the differences? And which one is the right choice for you? The myths Some of the biggest myths I hear about yoga and Pilates are: yoga is

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Can I get knee pain from sitting?

    Yes. In fact the exact same condition that causes ‘runner’s knee’ is also be called ‘moviegoer’s knee’…well if that’s not confusing…   Both ‘Runners knee’ and ‘moviegoer’s knee’ refer to a condition called patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), which is not

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