Introducing our new Physio Will
Introductory offer: Book an appt with Will and receive an extended Physio treatment for $99. Save $66
Health fund rebates available
We are excited to introduce our new Physio Will to the Pain Slayers team!
Will has a particular interest in Neurological, Sports and Musculockeletal and Pre and Post Operative rehabilitation. Will has a keen interest in Sports and in particular working with clients in Sports Injury Prevention. Will now runs many of our mobility and strength training sessions and works closely with clients recovering from workplace injuries
4 Surprising Causes of Neck Pain
If you are experiencing regular neck pain that just won’t go away, it’s possible that parts of your daily routine are contributing without you realising. Here are a few common everyday activities that might be making your neck pain worse.
1. Your sleeping position
It’s easy to underestimate the impact your sleeping position has however, spending hours in one position will undoubtedly have an effect on your body. Pillows that are too high or too flat can mean your cervical joints are sitting at the end of their range in too much flexion or extension. Similarly, sleeping on your stomach often means your thoracic spine is locked into extension and your neck is fully rotated. In simpler terms, this means your joints are under more stress than necessary. Ideal sleeping posture allows your spine to maintain it’s natural curves.
2. Your daily commute
Many of us make sure our work stations are ergonomically set up to reduce stress and strain throughout the day. Few of us take the same consideration when it comes to driving. In fact, the set up of your car can be just as important as your work-desk, particularly if you are driving more than 30 minutes everyday. The correct setup in your car can mean you use less effort to drive and turn your head less often to check traffic.
Ensuring that your steering wheel, seat and mirrors are set up correctly could make a difference to your posture and even perhaps reduce neck pain and headaches. If you find that driving is still affecting your pain after making these changes, try catching public transport or riding a bike on
3. Your downtime
Many of us unwind by watching TV or our laptops at the end of the day. Your position during this time can be something you give little thought to however, looking up to view a screen mounted on a wall or looking down at a small screen or laptop can put pressure on the upper structures of the neck. Take a few minutes to consider what posture you’re sitting in before settling down to binge watch a series and see if you can either lower the height of your screen or raise it slightly so your neck can be in a more neutral position.
4. Your exercise routine
Any activity that requires sustained positions or repetitive neck movements can contribute to neck pain. Cyclists can be stuck in neck extension while looking ahead and breast stroke swimmers can also have excess neck extension. Freestyle swimmers with reduced thoracic or neck rotation can have difficulty achieving rotation when breathing which can cause pain and discomfort over time.
Your physiotherapist is able to identify any daily habits or activities that might be contributing to your neck pain. Come and see us for an appointment to see how we can help. None of the information in this article is a replacement for proper medical advice. Always see a medical professional for advice on your individual injury.
Hydro Classes starting this month!
HELD AT GOODLIFE GYM – 164 GRACEVILLE AVE
We are starting 2 new HYDROTHERAPY CLASSES after Easter. These classes will run in a 6 week block at the Goodlife Gym Heated Pool and cost $35 per class ($210 for 6 week block).
Hydro classes are ideal for managing pain and stiffness, particularly back, hip, knee and shoulder pain. These classes are beneficial for
chronic and complex conditions which make it hard to move, such as Fibromyalgia and Arthritis.
- GENERAL HYDRO – Starts Friday 26th April – 11-12noon
- PRE/POST NATAL HYDRO – Starts Saturday 27th April 10.30-11.30am
- Classes Cost – $35 per class – $210 for 6 week block
Hydro classes are also safe for Pre & Post Natal women as the water supports the weight of the body which reduces the pressure on the pelvic floor. Often exercises that are difficult and not recommended to perform on land, such as jumping and jogging can be performed safely in the water
Strength for Runners & Walkers
ARE YOU TRAINING FOR A FUN RUN, MARATHON OR LONG DISTANCE WALKING EVENT?
This class will focus on preparing your feet, calves and glutes for the demands of long distance events.
Held fortnightly starting Saturday 13th April 10-11am. Health Fund rebate or $25.
We are proudly supporting two teams in the 2019 Coastrek 30km walk. This event is raising funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation. All proceeds from this class will go towards this worthwhile cause.
Physio Core, Strength so be quick to secure your spot ! & Stability Class
6 WEEK BLOCK $270 | Health fund rebatable under group consultation item number #560. Next block starting Wed 6th & Thurs 7th March. Spaces are limited to 6 per class so be quick to secure your spot!