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Working from Home – The Sitting Quandary

Does the prospect of sitting in front of a computer for hours on end while confined to your home during lockdown feel like “a pain in the neck”? Are you just spending too much time sitting? Limiting your sitting time is always encouraged and standing desks have proved helpful in that they allow you to…
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Tips to help with Back Pain in Golfers

In this article we identify three simple tips which will really help off load your lower back. Three key fundamentals to reduce compression forces on the low back are good posture and set up, using legs effectively and finishing swing in a neutral spinal position. Let us expand on these three points below.
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Life after Lockdown

Lilyfield Physio is open and we are here for you. As an essential service, we have remained open throughout the recent lock down. All individual Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology consultations continue as normal, and we are looking forward to seeing you. If you are unable to come to the clinic or would prefer to see…
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“Core stability” The facts

Have you been given “abdominal hollowing” or “bracing” exercises for your lower back pain? Often the blame for lower back pain is “a lack of core stability”, but is this theory now becoming out-dated? Core stability is often referred to as the strength and endurance of your deep abdominal muscles. The two most common muscles…
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Don’t spoil your Xmas with back pain!!

Give your back the gift of Exercise! Whether you’re making your house ready for Santa’s arrival or having the family around for a holiday cook up, most of us are likely to be busier than ever during the holiday period and we want you to enjoy the festive season without having to worry about niggly…
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Misconceptions of Chronic Low Back Pain?

Moving will make my back pain worse? Often some movements can be uncomfortable when you have back pain, it is well established that returning to movement and work as soon as you are able, is better for recovery and preventing recurrence than bed rest. People fear bending and twisting, but it is essential to keep…
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Cortisone Injections – is it the right option for me?

You are in a lot of pain and have just seen your doctor who has recommended a cortisone injection. You have probably heard many conflicting opinions from friends and family on their experiences with cortisone, some will have great stories of miraculous pain relief, some people may have found it an invasive procedure that offered…
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So you are out of alignment!!

Apparently your back is “out”! Should you be concerned? Most people who have seen a medical professional for back or neck pain, have probably been told at some point they are out of alignment and this needs to be corrected by treatments including manipulation, orthotics and other forms of manual therapy. This will often give…
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BACK PAIN – What do we know?

A group of 30 international authors recently published a Back Pain Series in the Lancet journal. It covers the most recent research into back pain in terms of effective and ineffective interventions and treatment and how we understand pain. Below is an overview of the current recommendations for low back pain, based on the most…
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