Core stability activation & exercises
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Although core stability is often sought for better sports performance its roots lie in lower back rehabilitation. This is due to 60-70% of the stabilising force to your spine being provided by the deep muscles in your back, which form part of the core muscles. The lower back stabilising muscles form a muscular corset which [...]
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Workplace exercises, ergonomic postures and principles
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The importance of ergonomic postures and principles, and the workplace exercises that support them, are self evident once the initial stages of the ergonomics improvement program has begun. This was covered in our previous workplace ergonomics and injury prevention article where the process of assessment and benefits of an ergonomic program were discussed. Using examples […]

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Workplace ergonomics & injury prevention
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Our working lives seem to lengthen with each generation, and consequently the relevance of workplace ergonomics is becoming more apparent. This is especially so as an increasingly sedentary lifestyle is becoming harder to avoid. Sure life has been made easier with technology but the downside is that a lack of opportunity to exert ourselves at […]

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Lifting Techniques To Avoid Back Injury
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If there is one thing worth mastering to avoid injury it is the art of lifting. Setting yourself up correctly before attempting to lift something will keep you injury free. To achieve this it is best to practice the movements as an exercise to train the body so that correct posture and execution become second [...]
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Ergonomic physiotherapy advice for sitting at your desk
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Living and working in this century will have seen us spending more and more time sitting at the computer, whether it is part of our work, studying or even leisure time. An unfortunate consequence of spending long periods of time doing this is that it can cause pain in a number of areas including the […]

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