Is ‘good’ posture and core strength really that important?

Is ‘good’ posture and core strength really that important?

I don’t know how many times I hear people say, “I really need to work on my core strength,” or “my trainer says I need to activate my core more.”

 Do we really need to be so obsessed with our core?  How important is a strong core and good posture in avoiding back pain and stiffness? 

Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy

You’ve had an annoying pain or discomfort for quite some time but can’t pin point when you first noticed it.  It’s now been weeks or months; and continues to niggle during certain activities, movements or positions. The pain is not always there, but it’s distinct in its location and enough to be a nuisance or worse.  Of late it’s starting to impact on things you enjoy doing or need to do, exercise, sitting, driving, sleeping!! 

What is Myotherapy?

What is Myotherapy?

I am often having to explain what it is I do as a myotherapist, there seems to be some confusion where we are placed in the healthcare system compared to phsio's, osteo's, massage therapists, and chiro's. To showcase the diversity of what we treat, here is a typical day in my clinic:

Strength Training for Swimmers Shoulder Pain

Strength Training for Swimmers Shoulder Pain

From the age of thirty, our bone mass begins to decrease; strength training can delay this deterioration, along with aiding weight loss, improve mobility and balance, and increase flexibility - a miracle drug indeed!

Low Back Pain Treatment

Low Back Pain Treatment

Lower-back pain is so common in our population that according to leading researcher, Professor Buchbinder, "we should treat it like the common cold," it’s VERY common.  In contrast to the common cold, rest is not recommended for low back pain, getting up and moving is.  One of the best things for low back pain is walking.