On October 16, take your first steps towards a healthier back. Back pain affects 80% of us at some point in our life and is the second most common reason for visiting a doctor. In NSW, back pain is the most common workplace injury. What can you or someone you know do to alleviate and prevent back pain? Join us for a FREE Community Seminar on October 16 at 9am and beat back pain.
Good advice is not surprising:
- Maintain a healthy diet and weight.
- Remain active—under the supervision of your health professional.
- Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.
- Warm up or stretch before exercising or physical activities, such as gardening.
- Maintain proper posture.
- Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
- Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine.
- Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.
- Quit smoking. Smoking impairs blood flow, resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to spinal tissues.
- Work with your doctor of chiropractic to ensure that your computer workstation is ergonomically correct.
While this advice is simple, it is not always easy to practice. Old habits are hard to break. Starting exercise can be a challenge. Losing weight isn't easy. Change is hard.
On October 16, take the first step with us for free. We would like to help you and a friend or family member Straighten up and Move towards a more healthy back. Join us at Sports N Spine for a free session of Sports N Spine's back resilience program. As a community service, we will be teaching you how to perform simple exercises to strengthen your spine. It includes spinal "core" exercises; advice on how to lift; postural advice for the office and everyday; ergonomic advice for your workstation, diet and stress management advice from a naturopath. Furthermore, for 2 weeks we will send you video's as a reminder on how to maintain your routine.
To reserve your space email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8540 4955 to book in. All are welcome, suitable for all ages and baby friendly. Some of the workshop will take place at Sports N Spine. Depending on numbers, we may also go to a local park to perform the exercises.