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Are Standing Desks Really Good For Your Health?

Written by Raissa Anin

To sit or to stand? Well they both come with advantages and disadvantages. Although standing desks are widely promoted through new age offices, they have some significant downsides which can lead to injuries that are less common than sitting desks. Here's what to look out for...

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Is it Healthy to Wear Skinny Jeans?

Written by Raissa Anin

Recently, a poor girl ended up in hospital due to skinny jeans. In short, her skinny jeans weren't the best apparel choice for her repetitive lifting activity – and she was taken to hospital with nerve damage and weakness in her legs. It may sound extreme – but can skinny jeans really hurt...

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Is it Safe to Crack my Own Back or Knuckles?

Written by Raissa Anin

Well, the short answer – it’s not recommended. Let’s start by explaining back cracking. In osteopathy and chiropractic, cracking is the colloquial term for the manipulation of joints that, due to the body’s response, can sometimes create an audible ‘popping’ sound. It's typically...

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Treating Back to Work Pains

Written by Raissa Anin

Interestingly, over your break you may have found that that little niggle you usually have in your neck or back went away. But just as you were about to pop open another cork to celebrate, a return to work has some how coaxed the pain back. What’s that all about? When you feel relaxed, it is...

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Scoliosis Causes and Treatment

Written by Raissa Anin

Scoliosis is the term used to describe a lateral curvature of the spine. This means that your spine is at some point deviated to the left or right - rather than straight down. You can have a ‘C’ curved deviation or an ‘S’ curved deviation. Scoliosis has no single cause. It can be caused...

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How to Find an Osteopath

Written by Raissa Anin

So you've done your research, or your friend has recommended that you see an osteopath. But how do you find one? Firstly, start with your family and friends. The best osteopathic practitioners are often the ones who your peers rave about. Chances are you hang out with people you trust. If...

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What is TMJ: Tempero Mandibular Joint

Written by Raissa Anin

TMJ stands for tempero-mandibular-joint, or in layman’s terms – your jaw. Your jaw is made up of 2 bones: the temporal bone - which is a section of your skull (which is actually made up of many bones, not just one big one) – and the mandible, which is the bone that makes your chin and holds...

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