Tips for Your Workspace from a Physiotherapist

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Ellen Rossiter, PT

If you are someone who does computer work, then it's likely you tend to spend most of your day sitting, be it at your desk, at meetings, or sitting with clients. This also means that you’re likely spending a lot of time on your computer, on the phone, and in positions of reading and writing.

The resulting pain points for most people may include:

  1. Neck/Headaches
  2. Low Back/Hips
  3. Forearms/Wrists/Elbows

Although everyone is different, there is a posture we call Home Base, which is a position that allows most bodies to relax. To bring yourself to Home Base, remember the following:

Regardless of your posture, there is one thing to keep in mind. “Motion is lotion!” What that means is that you need to move throughout the day.

Movement is the most important thing to remember so:

Here are a few other things to think about when sitting down to work:

If you’re experiencing pain that is resulting from your workspace, a session with a Physiotherapist can help you identify some simple changes that you can make that might make all the difference. A custom stretching routine for your specific pain points is something a PT can create to help you enjoy a pain free workday.

*This blog is not intended to officially establish a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a trained physician, naturopathic doctor, physical therapist or chiropractor or otherwise to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Tips for Choosing a Backpack for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy

As we get our kids ready to go back to school, buying a new backpack seems to be a late August tradition. Although kids will often choose their pack based on colour and design, there are few tips that you should watch for when narrowing down their choices.

Backpack features that reduce the incidence of back pain can be:

In terms of wearing the backpack, please remember the following:

If your child is complaining of pain however, it’s important to listen to them as it could be a symptom of a larger problem or an issue that is at the point of needing to be looked at by a professional. At Active Sports Therapy we have both sport and family chiropractors equipped to assess and treat your little one if needed.

*This blog is not intended to officially establish a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a trained physician, naturopathic doctor, physical therapist or chiropractor or otherwise to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]