Category Archives: Lower back

Airline Seats and Nursing Home Posture

A picture says a thousand words but one phrase always gets me looks of fear at my weekly presentations. "Nursing home posture". Did you cringe? Well if you take a quick scan of yourself as you're reading this then it might add some weight to my point. My dear young mum, whom I'm on the way to see in Perth as I type in this story, lives in a nursing Continue reading ...

How not to use a smartphone waiting for a Tram

Waiting for a Tram in Melbourne the other day I snapped this typical scene beside me. Very few people don't use their smartphone like this young girl. Locked knees in standing posture already creates a compressing curvature through the lower spine. Add a screen held low and you've put the icing on the cake of postural degradation. The force of Continue reading ...

Ergonomics, Don’t spend thousands

The statistics on sitting are being flashed louder and louder in our eyes and ears these days. "The new smoking", "stand up to answer the phone","every hour of seated TV time cuts 22 minutes from our life" . Of late, more people are coming to me about stand up desks...the new craze that's making desk manufacturers a bucket load. Let me ask you this. Do Continue reading ...

Slow Motion Fight or Flight

Most of us know the meaning of the term "fight or flight". Otherwise known as the startle pattern, it's when your whole system goes into preparation for a life threatening event. What is lesser known are the internal ramifications of such a bodily response. Let's look at the internals which just might help explain some of your health ailments and then Continue reading ...

A Journalist Sleeps Better With Relaxaback

As seen on Jacquie Hayes is used to shoulder and neck pain... as a journalist it comes with the job. But after joining the 28 day support program and using Relaxaback for just four days she reported, "I was sleeping better than I had since before I had children more than eight years ago." Happy with the results so far... she wrote an article Continue reading ...

Week 7 – Fight Like A Pro

Video Evidence of Lumbar Injury Not a debilitating injury... after 15 years of moving well my back can handle most things I throw at it. However, I'm sore... I can't twist to the left without a rude shock of pain in my left lumbar. It's really tight and only one thing is going to solve it... lots of Relaxaback. But this time... I actually have a Continue reading ...

Cleaner’s Back Problems

Bumped into another interesting story in the gym yesterday. One of the cleaners at Gwinganna has a chronic back problem. He wakes up sore every day, has pain through his neck, up and down his arms and down his legs. He's young (same age as me ;-). But this has been going on for years. He's plagued by the "all-of-a-sudden" pain that can be triggered Continue reading ...