Correct Lifting

Correct Lifting

Lifting injuries are a common cause of back pain. You can protect yourself against damage with good lifting habits, both at home and in the workplace. How Lifting Can Injure Your Spine When you lift, your spine is put under stress. Twisting or jerking while lifting...
Arthritis Fact Sheet

Arthritis Fact Sheet

What is Arthritis ? Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. The...
Osteoporosis Fact Sheet

Osteoporosis Fact Sheet

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile and brittle. They fracture more easily than normal bone. Even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. Half of all women and one-third of men over 60 in Australia will have a...
Posture

Posture

What is good posture? Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or laying down. Good posture helps to minimise the amount of strain imposed on our muscles, joints and ligaments whilst performing our daily...
Nutritional Guidelines

Nutritional Guidelines

Your dietary intake and eating habits offers one of the most influential means of determining how you feel and perform on a daily basis. By following some basic dietary principles, not only can you feel and function better, but you can also significantly increase your...
Contoured Pillows

Contoured Pillows

The most common cause of neck painĀ (and disturbed nights), is “prolonged abnormal posture during sleep”. A soft filled pillow that quickly loses its shape fails to offer the level of support required to relax the heads support system of neck muscles and...