Failure to look after your hip flexors can lead to injury, walking problems, posture issues and back pain.
If the pandemic made your back feel more sore than usual, moving more everyday may be important to help improve it.
Some people with back pain see immediate benefits from stretching.
Working from home in the long run could be better for your health, or it could also be worse. It depends on how your employer supports you.
Poor desk posture is pretty similar to the posture astronauts naturally adopt during spaceflight.
New international research shows one in four physiotherapists provide treatments that aren’t based on evidence. These treatments aren’t likely to cause harm, but they might waste patients’ time.
Billions of people already have ‘superhero powers’ like the ability to see things far away and summon their friends from far-flung locations. Next up? Enhanced physical abilities.
The over-medicalization of back pain is a global concern. New research in Canada shows that people with lower income as well as rural and remote dwellers are less likely to access physiotherapy care.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
There’s some evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications.
As the nation grapples with its opioid addiction epidemic, one solution for many with chronic joint pain and back pain could be physical therapy. But it’s often underutilized. Here’s why.
A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.
OMT can reduce anxiety and improve self-care too.
A new study has found no evidence to suggest a link between carrying a heavy backpack and back pain in these age groups.
Australia’s complex and awkward system of workplace income support is a barrier to working with an illness or injury.
Trust Me I’m An Expert: The science of pain.
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Our podcast Trust Me, I'm An Expert, goes beyond the headlines and asks researchers to explain the evidence on issues making news. Today, we're talking pain and what science says about managing it.
Rates of spinal fusion surgery for back pain are on the rise. This is despite little evidence that it’s an effective procedure and studies showing many will have revision surgery within ten years.
Just 60 minutes a week can have a very positive effect.
Opioids should only be considered in limited circumstances for low back pain.
New research shows yoga can improve back and neck pain, but can put strain on the body in some poses.