Winter stretching – feels sooo good

Winter is here and as the weather gets cooler we often find it difficult to keep our motivation with our regular exercise regime. Whether it be out door running, sports or getting yourself to the gym, cold weather can really keep you inside. Why not incorporate an indoors stretching routine? During our colder seasons our…

how to choose the best desk

How to select a work desk

The centre point of your workspace is often your desk. People spend up to 8 (sometimes more!) hours a day sitting at their desk. Back, neck, shoulder and arm pain along with headaches and eye strain are common workstation related injuries. Prolonged sitting causes physical fatigue as you hold parts of your body steady for…

Selecting a chair

How to select a chair

You know that: prolonged sitting can cause or exacerbate back pain static postures increase the stress on the back, shoulders, arms, legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs. The image below illustrates that sitting already places larger pressures through the discs in our back when…

HIIT physiotherapy push up

Getting back into exercise

Want to get fit but not quite sure where to start? Research shows that HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training) is the best way to get fit in the shortest amount of time– no more hours spent on the treadmill or stationary bike (woohoo)! The principle of HIIT involves using a combination of high intensity work intervals…