The posterior chain is a group of muscles that run down the back of your body (neck down to your toes), and work together as a team to keep us upright, jump, lift, and run. Training and developing the strength and endurance of these muscles can help reduce and prevent lower back pain.
Calcific Tendinopathy is one of the more unusual conditions we see, and occurs when chalk like substances start developing into crystals within the tendons of the body. Any tendon can be affected, but the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are one of the most common sites. If this ever has to be removed surgically, it comes out like toothpaste!
As many of have returned to working from home, it is important to have a good setup at home to help stay productive and reduce any unnecessary strain on the body. Our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors at Dural Health have seen some amazing setups and some really tragic ones. Based on these, here are some recommendations on how you can make your work from home setup better.
Moon boots, also known as Controlled Ankle Motion (CAM) boots, are one of the supportive devices our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors use to help manage foot and ankle conditions like fractures, ligament sprains, and even tendon tears. These work by immobilising the foot, and have the advantage over traditional foot casts because you can take them off to shower, exercise, and even scratch those itches!
Whilst stretching the neck can help temporarily, many people are unaware that strengthening the muscles of the neck and shoulder (with bands, weights, and even head stands) can actually help reduce neck pain and stop it from coming back.