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By Kirsty Tarr 05 Jan, 2018


Back Pain and Sleep Issues

One of the most common issues back pain sufferers experience is sleep disruption so we have put together an interactive Back Pain and Sleep Guide to help you banish those sleepless nights and wake up feeling refreshed.

The guide includes:

 

·        6 Strategies for Improving Your Sleep

·        8 bedtime stretches to relieve back pain (with video links)

·        Sleeping positions that will help relieve pain (with links to videos)

·        7 Yoga Poses that can help most back pain issues

·        A morning stretch routine that will help ease pain from a restless night (with videos)

 

Click this link to find out more and download the guide

https://www.co-kinetic.com/landing/page?user_id=305&campaign_id=720

or Chat to us today about what we can do to help.

Disclaimer: This information is intended as general guidance and information only and should not be relied upon as a basis for planning individual medical care or as a substitute for specialist medical advice in each individual case.

By Kirsty Tarr 11 Dec, 2017



Do you know someone who’s had a tough year who needs to take a bit of time out for themselves, but just won't do it?

If so, why not think about buying them a gift certificate or some vouchers towards a physiotherapy treatment or massage this Christmas.

Massage is proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve pain, reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It is an ideal gift, particularly around this busy and stressful time of the year.

We have gift certificates and gift vouchers available and can work with you to find the perfect custom-solution whether the gift is for a friend or loved one.

Either email or give us a call to purchase vouchers
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By Kirsty Tarr 10 Nov, 2017

Back Pain: The Chain of Command

Your spine is essentially the chain that forms the ‘backbone’ of your entire body. Without it you would be a blob of muscles, organs and soft tissue piled on the floor.

Your spine commands respect because it is the pillar that supports your body, allows you to walk, stand and sit, as well as touch and feel; because it forms the canal connecting the nerves from your body and limbs, to your brain. While your heart may be the vital organ that keeps you alive, without your spine you wouldn’t be able to move.

There are three natural curves in your spine that give it an "S" shape when viewed from the side. These curves help the spine withstand great amounts of stress by distributing your body weight. Between the bony vertebra are spongy discs that act as shock absorbers. The lumbar spine (or lower back) connects the thoracic spine to the pelvis, and bears the bulk of your body's weight.

Your spine is not rigid though. It allows movement through the intervertebral joints connecting the bony vertebra. These joints allow you to twist, to bend forward and backward, and from side to side. Large groups of muscles surrounding the spine, pelvis, hips and upper body all interact to allow for movements like walking, running, jumping, and swimming.

However, there are also muscles deep in your body that work constantly just to maintain your posture when you’re sitting and standing. It is essential that all elements of the spinal ‘chain’ work harmoniously together to ensure fluid movement without overloading structures resulting in injury and pain.

Any link in the chain that becomes ‘stuck’ will not only affect that spinal level but also the movement and strength of the chain above and below it. If the muscles around the spine are uneven in strength and length (flexibility) this too can affect the ‘chain’, altering the alignment and motion of the links.

Taking care of your spine now will help you lower the chances of experiencing back pain later. Many of the steps you can take to improve the overall health of your spine involve nothing more than practicing better body mechanics, or how you move and hold yourself, when you do daily tasks and activities.

Taking Care of Your Spine

Pay attention to early warning signs or pain. Although back pain is very common and nearly every person will experience at least one episode of back pain in a lifetime, it is essential to address any symptoms promptly.

It has also been shown in studies that early treatment and rehabilitation can prevent recurrent bouts of back pain and prevent the development of chronic lower back pain which can be very debilitating, stressful and depressing. It can affect your ability to work, play sport, socialise and sleep , all of which can further compound your pain cycle.

Your back pain could be due to inflamed ligaments, damaged intervertebral discs, nerve irritation, bony formations on the spine, muscle imbalances such as weakness or a lack of flexibility, leg length differences, or muscle strains, to name just a few. Even the way we move (or don’t move) at work, school or sport can all be an underlying cause to the current pain.

How Physiotherapy Can Help with Back Pain

Our Physiotherapists can treat the pain or stiffness experienced from back pain using massage, soft tissue mobilisation, spinal manipulation, heat, acupuncture and other devices.

It is important that you, together with your Physiotherapist to work through a rehabilitation programme (specific exercises and stretches) to correct underlying muscle weaknesses, flexibility issues, and the  sequence in which the muscles around your spine work to provide stability.  Your Physiotherapists can also give you advice on correcting posture / technique for work and sport.

Should you need referral to another professional your Physiotherapist can also help with this, for example, a dietician to counsel on a meal plan to achieve a healthy body weight. Being active can also help prevent as well as cure back pain.

Chat to us today about what we can do to help.

Back Pain and Sleep Issues

One of the most common issues back pain sufferers experience is sleep disruption so we have put together an interactive Back Pain and Sleep Guide to help you banish those sleepless nights and wake up feeling refreshed.

The guide includes:

 

·        6 Strategies for Improving Your Sleep

·        8 bedtime stretches to relieve back pain (with video links)

·        Sleeping positions that will help relieve pain (with links to videos)

·        7 Yoga Poses that can help most back pain issues

·        A morning stretch routine that will help ease pain from a restless night (with videos)

 

Click this link to find out more and download the guide

https://www.co-kinetic.com/landing/page?user_id=305&campaign_id=720

Disclaimer: This information is intended as general guidance and information only and should not be relied upon as a basis for planning individual medical care or as a substitute for specialist medical advice in each individual case.

ABOUT PHYSIO IN ACTION

Whether you are suffering from chronic pain issues or an acute injury our physiotherapists are here to help you get rid of your pain and lead a normal life. Get in touch with Physio in Action in Sutton Coldfield to find out more about us and our services. 
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Kirsty Tarr. MCSP

Kirsty Tarr. MCSP

I am owner and director of Physio In Action and have been in private practice since 1997 specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy early on in my career within both the NHS and private settings. As a keen sportswoman myself I understand the frustration often caused by injury and therefore will strive to get you fit as quickly as possible. I have a passion for empowering people to take control of their own health enabling them to develop a positive and active role in injury prevention and recovery.
 
My practice is built on recommendation, treating a wide range of conditions (sport and non-sporting conditions) using the same ethos of empowering self management wherever possible.  

Physio in Action promotes a holistic approach to treatment and also has a podiatrist, psychologist, sports massage therapist and a therapeutic massage therapist as part of its team.
 
I have also completed several ACPOHE courses gaining expertise in Occupational Health assisting local companies in reducing sickness absence and facilitating early return to work

Other members of the Physio In Action Team


Physiotherapists:

Nicola Hinchelwood
Lauren Shields
Roza Haiduk
Emma Hayward

Receptionist:

Lorraine Williams

Podiatrist:

Samantha Hamilton

Dietician / Nutritionist:

Sheri Taylor
"As a company, we have had a professional working relationship with Mrs Tarr at Physio in Action for several years now, using the physiotherapy service for our staff, players and the general public we come into contact with. We are able to benefit from easy access to professional physiotherapy services and would recommend such a service to any business / company, as the quality and professional service Physio in Action provides is faultless."
- Tom Stack, Football Development Officer
Looking for Sutton Coldfield-based physiotherapists with extensive experience ?
Call us now on

 0121 354 8877 or 07900 197 462 for more information. 

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