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Lower back pain prevention

There are many different factors that can contribute to why we develop low back pain – type of work (eg. Sedentary desk work, heavy manual labour or anything in between) , sport, activity levels, age. Life can also be very busy and it can be hard to think about our bodies and do what is…

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What is Pilates?

Pilates is a whole body, low impact style of exercise that can be done at home or in a class. It aims to build strength and control, while improving postural alignment and flexibility. It can be done with or without equipment. Below are some examples of introductory Pilates exercises Pelvic Tilting + Glute Bridge Lie…

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5 best core strength exercises

Activate your deep core first, before you start each exercise. Try doing these exercises daily. 1. Abdominal Plank Place the forearms on an elevated surface. With the elbows directly under the shoulders, prop yourself up on the elbows, keeping a neutral back and head aligned with the spine. Hold the position for up to 1…

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Lower back strengthening exercises

Functional Strengthening Josh gives the best starter exercise to activate your back, hip and core muscles that you can start doing right away to help low back pain. Learn about the latest Physiotherapy advice for how to better manage your low back pain. Use these tips starting from today and get on top of your…

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Lower back stretches to reduce pain

If you have a tight back, try these safe and effective stretches to help loosen your back and improve your mobility. Ellen demonstrates 5 of the best back stretches you can do. Ellen talks you through each stretch and explains what and where you should feel each stretch, and how long to hold your stretches.…

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Exercises for lower back pain

At myPhysioSA we love helping people. Below is some of our best educational advice just for you. Our clinical physiotherapists have put together blogs and videos that will run you through some education, tips and great lower back exercises to get you feeling and moving better. General Exercise How to get your back moving again…

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What Medicines Help With Low Back Pain

What are the best pain tablets for back pain? Matthew Ash, a Spinal Physiotherapist at myPhysioSA in Adelaide explains there is enough evidence to confirm that using anti-inflammatories (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or NSAID’s) is the most effective medication to use for easing acute low back pain. You will need to consult your doctor or pharmacist to…