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May is National Physiotherapy Month! Physiotherapy for Gardners

May is National Physiotherapy Month!! - Physiotherapy for Gardeners Now that May long weekend is almost here and the snow has melted (finally!), we can officially start planting and tending to our gardens. Unfortunately, on occasion we can experience injury as a result of gardening. With repetitive bending to reach over and plant, back injury can ensue. A back injury can be a real set back when it comes to gardening. In order to prevent injury, follow these simple useful tips: [if !supportLists]1. [endif]Gentle warm up prior to activity. Some gentle back bends and trunk rotation stretches can warm up muscles so that they are “ready” for the activity. Take 2-3 minutes of slowly flexing, e

LATEST RESEARCH FOR TREATING BACK PAIN

LATEST RESEARCH FOR TREATING BACK PAIN: Research published last month has confirmed what physiotherapists already know - that the best way to treat most low back pain is to exercise and keep moving. At some point in their life, over 80% of people will experience an episode of low back pain. This is contrary to most peoples’ belief that bed rest and pain medication are the best treatments. The research demonstrates that with correct exercise and continued pain-free activity, most episodes of back pain will resolve in a few weeks. If your back pain has developed from a fall or serious traumatic event, then you must be medically assessed prior to exercising in order to rule out more serious pat

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