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Most office workers using a computer at a desk suffer with back and neck pain !

Most office workers using a computer at a desk suffer with back and neck pain !

4 STEPS FOR SITTING CORRECTLY AT WORK   STEP 1 : THE CHAIR Sit right back with hips as far back as possible. Feet flat on floor or footrest. Ideally hips should be slightly higher than knees. 2 finger space between back of knees and edge of chair. Back of chair should be at 100-110 degs reclined angle. Spine should be against backrest. Use small cushion if needed. Arm rests adjusted so shoulders relaxed and forearms horizontal. STEP 2 : THE KEYBOARD Should be directly in front of you. Mouse next to keyboard for easy access. STEP 3 : THE...

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NEWS FLASH

NEWS FLASH

NEWS FLASH:  PHYSIOTHERAPY BEDFORDVIEW NOW OPEN  AT PLANET FITNESS BEDFORD CENTRE Phone 071 952 1225 for an appointment We Can Assist With The Following: – Headaches – Spinal Pain – Chronic Pain – Sports Injuries – Post-Operative Rehab   PHYSIOTHERAPY BEDFORDVIEW NOW OPEN AT PLANET FITNESS BEDFORD CENTRE Phone 071 952 1225 for an appointment If you are injured please don’t hesitate to book an appointment with one of us at Physiotherapy Bedfordview. Go online to www.physiotherapybedfordview.co.za Click on MY...

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JOINT REPLACEMENT!

JOINT REPLACEMENT!

“When am I Ready?” Ask yourself the following Questions? Do you limit the types of activities you do because you have pain, burning or stiffness in your knee, hip, ankle or shoulder? Is it difficult to get up after sitting or being still for a period of time? Are the number of your daily activities limited (i.e. going to the shops, out to dinner, or meeting with friends) because of discomfort or stiffness in the joint? Have you tried over the counter and/or prescription medications to help alleviate discomfort but they are no longer working?...

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WHAT IS THE CORE??

WHAT IS THE CORE??

AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO “ME”?? The CORE is a group of muscles that enable stability, powerful and accurate movements that enhance all body movements in sport and day to day activities. What makes up the CORE? Transversus Abdominis Multifidi and deep muscles within the back Diaphragm Pelvic Floor Muscles 1. Transversus Abdominis Is the “corset muscle” of the spine and pelvis It contracts in anticipation of body movement to protect spinal joints, ligaments, discs and nerves 2. Multifidi These are short muscles on the sides of each...

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I DON’T STRETCH AS MUCH AS I SHOULD

I DON’T STRETCH AS MUCH AS I SHOULD

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you feel like you should be stretching more. Or maybe you feel like it’s unclear why you’re stretching in the first place and what kind of benefit it will have. Well, I’ve got some good news for us both: how you stretch and when you stretch is more important than spending more time stretching… Stretch Goals Before we can talk about what you should and shouldn’t do in regards to stretching, we must first understand your intentions. Here are few questions to consider: are you looking to… Become more flexible? Prevent...

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

Easter Sunday and it is the 2017 Two Oceans Marathon 10 FUN FACTS ABOUT TWO OCEANS The first race was run in 1970. The entry fee was 50 cents. 15 out 26 runners finished the race. Dirkie Steyn won the race in 3:55:50. He ran barefoot! 1972 the event is officially called the Two Oceans Marathon, having begun life as the Celtic 35-mile (56km) Road Race. The first woman to run and finish the race was Ulla Paul in 1975. She completed the event in 5:14:51. On 2 April 1988, Thompson Magawana breaks two world records and establishes a course record...

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DO YOU CROSS- TRAIN????

DO YOU CROSS- TRAIN????

What is Cross-Training? Cross- training is any athletic training in a sport other than the athlete’s usual sport. The goal is to improve overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of one training method to negate the short comings of another thus eliminating imbalance in the muscles. Cross-training is good for anyone. Right from beginners wanting to get fit to the experienced athlete wanting to move their fitness to the next level.   So Why Cross-train? It: Rehabilitates injuries Improves fitness Promotes...

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!

Join Physiotherapy Bedfordview in their TOP 10 New Year resolutions to create a Strong Body and Healthy Mind for 2017!   Sit up straight ——correct your posture Drink more water Move often ——-sitting is the NEW smoking Check your workstation——- Is your computer too low? STOP your neck complaining. A good office chair can make a BIG difference Eat healthy—— invest in your health STRR R E T T T C C C H H Less technology——-more outdoors——go for a walk Get more...

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MY APPOINTMENT

MY APPOINTMENT

AS EASY AS… Try our new on line booking system Click on MY APPOINTMENT on the navigation bar Choose BRADFORD ROAD or HARCUS RORD Follow the instructions IT’S THAT...

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DO YOU GRIND YOUR TEETH?

DO YOU GRIND YOUR TEETH?

DO YOU HAVE REGULAR HEADACHES? DO YOU EXPERIENCE RINGING IN YOUR EARS? THIS COULD BE TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER!! (TMJ) The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull which are in front of each ear. It allows for your jaw to move up and down, side to side so you can talk, chew and yawn. Tmj is the most frequently used joint in the body. CAUSES OF TMJ DISORDER: Grinding and clenching your teeth Shifting of the disc within the joint Arthritis of the joint Stress Chewing on tough...

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