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posture

Brain and Nervous System
August 9, 2019

What is dystonia?

Dystonia contractions cause your body to twist involuntarily, creating abnormal postures and uncontrollable, repetitive movements. There are different kinds of dystonia, depending on how many muscles are affected.
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Brain and Nervous System
August 9, 2019

What is cerebral palsy?

Any abnormality or damage to the development of those parts of the brain controlling movement can result in difficulty in maintaining posture and balance. This is the 101 on cerebral palsy.
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Sleep
August 9, 2018

How your sleeping position affects your health

Sleeping should be as easy as closing your eyes and dozing off, right? It turns out that you may be doing it wrong. Besides too much or too little sleep, snoozing in certain positions has different effects on your health. Here’s how. On your side Benefits If your go-to-sleep position is on your left or right side, you’re a snoozing champ! Sleeping on your side is one of the best positions for overall health. Research shows that almost two-thirds of all people sleep in this position. Those who lay on their side are less likely to suffer from conditions like…
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Back Pain
September 5, 2017

Is your backache due to scoliosis? How to find out.

A constant pain in the back can place a real dampener on your day. This pain can stem from sports injuries or simply bad posture. But if yours persists, you may have scoliosis. A curve that hurts Scoliosis is the condition where your spine curves and rotates sideways in an unnatural way (almost like an S- or C-shape). This can affect your posture and movement, and cause pain and discomfort. There’s no known cause for scoliosis. In some cases, it may have been caused by an impact injury, an infection or disease. In other cases, the curve is only temporary…
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Foot Care
February 10, 2017

10 ways to alleviate your foot pain

Painful feet? Don’t worry. You’re not the only one. Foot pain is a very common problem, affecting as many as 75 percent of people at some point in their lives, according to the College of Podiatry in London. The foot is a complex structure with 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 ligaments! Your feet support your weight, act as shock absorbers, and help maintain balance. But as important as they are, it’s easy to take them for granted – until they cause you pain. Speak to one of our doctors if your foot pain is persistent and untreated. What’s…
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Healthy LifestyleWork
July 1, 2015

Workplace health round up

Don’t panic when we tell you this: you’re probably going to spend roughly a third of your life at work! We’re not trying to bring you down with that statistic; we just want you to get the best possible value out of time spent at work. C'mon, let’s take back the workplace! (more…)
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Back PainBone, Muscle & Joint
September 3, 2014

Could your desk job be affecting your posture?

Do you slouch when walking, or lean forward when working on a computer? Then it’s time for you to straighten up! We’re not kidding either - bad posture can affect your health and can cause a great deal of pain. Desk jobs are notorious for giving us posture problems because we tend to lean forward and stay in that lazy position for hours. Let’s take a deeper look into some of the most common forms of bad posture: (more…)
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