Category Archive for "Glow Physio"

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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Ice or heat for pain and injury?

You’ve just rolled your ankle. It’s sore and you’re struggling to put weight on it. Should you put ice on it or heat? Most would correctly say ice. But what about when you’ve woken up and your neck feels ‘locked’.

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Should I stretch a sore muscle?

Muscles can be sore for a number of different reasons. Soreness can be a result of a muscle tear or a joint injury, or it could come from being overworked or overstretched. Whilst it might feel natural to stretch your stiff neck or your sore

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3 signs your neck is giving you headaches

Once upon a time, throbbing headaches were called migraines and anything that wasn’t, was called a tension headache. With research our knowledge has improved and there are now thought to be more than 300 causes of headache. Generally, these fall

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