Back pain

Pain free Posture for Parents

Pain free Posture for Parents

There are many expected joys of being a parent: your baby’s first smile, first words, first steps, first day at school and so on. Many of us learn to acknowledge that these moments of heart felt [...]

Does the cold weather affect back or joint pain?

Does the cold weather affect back or joint pain?

Many people I see in my physiotherapy clinics believe that the cold weather is causing a worsening of their back or joint pain. I have often wondered if there is any scientific evidence that would [...]

The Mind/Pain Relationship.

The Mind/Pain Relationship.

 The role our beliefs play in our experience of pain is pivotal. Lower back pain is something that affects most of us at some time during our lives.   For a lot of us it will pass and we may [...]

Anatomy in Motion

Anatomy in Motion

  Something new is coming to Shine on the Green. A game changing method of treatment called Anatomy in Motion. A new and innovative treatment approach to pain and injury that is leading the way [...]

Why do four out of five of us suffer from lower back pain?

Why do four out of five of us suffer from lower back pain?

Lower back pain is only slightly less escapable than death and taxes: it affects about 80% of people throughout their lifetime. As debilitating as it is, it does usually resolve itself. It is [...]

A parent’s guide to avoiding back pain

A parent’s guide to avoiding back pain

The link between back pain and pregnancy is well documented but, unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. Parental responsibilities and susceptibility to back pain go hand in hand.   I am the [...]

Winter posture alert!

Winter posture alert!

Did you know that the weather can affect your posture? As we head into the colder season, it is worth thinking about the subtle changes we all tend to make to our posture as the temperature drops. [...]

What is the Alexander Technique?

What is the Alexander Technique?

This year’s theme for the International Alexander Awareness week is reducing stress by using the ‘semi supine position’, but the technique has a much wider application than this. It is also [...]

Reflexology and back pain

Reflexology and back pain

First of all, it is important to be clear on what reflexology is not: reflexology is not a foot massage. Your reflexologist may incorporate some massage techniques into your treatment. This is simply [...]