posture

This week (6-12 October) is BackCare Awareness Week. Every year the campaign runs to help put the spotlight on the prevention of back and neck pain.
'Walk tall, walk straight and look the world right in the eye.' Recognise the lyrics made famous by Val Doonican? Many of us know them, we may even hum the tune, but how many of us do as the words suggest?
Christmas is an exciting time to dress up, and whether to impress colleagues at the office party, or to wow friends and family, it's important to ensure that you're looking and feeling good - not only for December but right through to next year.
As pregnancy progresses, mums-to-be can start to feel less balanced. While they naturally widen their stance to increase lateral stability, to maintain balance in the forward / backward plane of movement (for example, when walking) they tend to increase postural sway still further.
The sedentary sadist is none other than our daily job. It doesn't matter how ergonomically built your chair is if you have
In rehab I realised I was not special... It was there in sober reflection I had the lightbulb moment. It sounds daft now. A simple thing I didn't see, or more likely, as a stubborn Northern Taurean, refused to see. It was choice. 
As a physiotherapist I know it's never too late to start looking after your back, and you only need make small adjustments to reap the benefits.
A healthy diet, exercise and feeling positive are always the best ways to achieve a slim and healthy body. However, sometimes we could all do with a little bit of extra help to look and feel our very best. Just knowing some simple tricks can give you that additional boost and can even make you look like you have dropped a dress size.
Following the launch of an advertising campaign by Canadian bra boutique, The Boobie Trap, which highlights unsightly problems