Category Archives: Neck

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 ...

Hairdressers Do It Tough

I worked with a retired hairdresser yesterday. I'd love to help every apprentice hairdresser not end up in her situation…or with her stooped posture. The truth is, humans only consider changing when their circumstances are so extreme that they have no choice. Can my client the hairdresser reverse the damage she's caused to her spine and shoulders Continue reading ...

Good Posture Is Head First

One of the simplest and quickest ways to know if your neck and shoulder (and headache) problems are self induced is to try my anatomy test. No, you don't have to label all the bits inside, you don't have to stretch or even look in a mirror to line up your body parts into the so-called "correct positions". Where you are sitting right now, I want you 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 ...

Surfing and Neck Pain

I should know...I've got a sore neck right now! Don't think that once you overcome chronic back pain...you're completely immune from upsets. Life has a habit of getting in the way of a perfect equilibrium...and if we don't live in a bubble, chances are we're going to compromise our health occasionally. Anyway, it was a big wave, let's just get that 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 ...