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What’s the best exercise for low back pain?

People who experience non-specific low back pain often say things like – ‘I have a weak back’, or ‘I need to strengthen my core’. But working in the industry, you are quick to realise – it’s typically not as simple as that. Crunches, sit-ups, and back extensions tend not to be the top of the …

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Chronic Pain – A Case Study

In our last article, we talked about managing pain flare-ups and in doing so, preventing pain “scare-ups”.  We touched a little on the complexity of chronic pain, including some of the elements outside of the physical contributors to pain, and their importance when considering pain management. The importance of these non-physical contributors is becoming more …

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Minimising scare-ups in pain flare-ups

When dealing with chronic pain conditions, flare-ups in pain come part-and-parcel with the condition. While minimising the chance of them occurring is obviously the first priority, what’s JUST as important is managing them appropriately when they do occur! Psycho-social components – such as an individual’s perception of their pain condition, their beliefs around their capabilities, …

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6 Reasons “Exercising” for Chronic Pain is non-negotiable

Did you know that in Australia, 1 in 5 people have persistent pain? Chronic Pain, preferably referred to as Persistent Pain, is the experience of pain for longer than 3 months. The experience and the management is complex. Complex because sometimes the cause isn’t uniquely obvious, for example, Fibromyalgia. Usually, whatever the proposed cause, there …

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😭 Chronic Pain vs Persistent Pain 😣

Chronic Pain vs Persistent Pain – What’s the Difference?   Chronic! What are your associations with the word ‘chronic?’ Imagine you were told that you have something “Chronic”. How does it make you feel? Scared? Disempowered? Stuck with something.. ..FOREVER?!Now imagine you’ve been told you have something which is “Persistent”. What’s the difference? Do you …

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Low back pain can affect your life in unexpected ways (luckily, we have some exercises to help)

For better viewing and to not disturb anybody we recommend you turn on subtitles for this video, click on settings at the bottom of the video above. For obvious reasons, low back pain is tough to deal with. But what many people don’t realize is that, beyond the hurting, low back pain also affects many …

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