Back pain can be very disruptive to our lives. It is one of the leading causes of absenteeism from the workplace. Approximately 1 in 6 Australians will suffer back pain in a year. It may impact our ability to walk, sit, lay down, sleep, not to mention our ability to function optimally at work and at home.
Back Pain may be caused by insufficient strength in the spine due to impaired core strength, excess weight, poor posture, sitting for long periods of time, lack of physical activity, poor mobility, hereditary conditions or diseases, injury or inflammation due to a number of reasons including diet and stressors.
Neck pain can be very disruptive to our lives. Neck strains and sprains can be extremely uncomfortable and often accompanied with pain.
Neck discomfort may be caused by injury, poor posture, sleeping differently, stress, repetitive motions, holding your head in a position for long periods, a degenerative issue or even as a result of an infection. People seeking relief from neck pain is fast becoming more commonplace in today’s society. Poor posture is increasing due to modern day technology with the use of smartphones and tablets. We seem to be always looking down at our phones, which cause structural problems with our neck and spine, leading to pain and discomfort.
Neck strengthening exercises and stretching is an important part of neck health. Whether you are treating an injury or postural behaviour, our trainers at the Optimum Movement Centre will create a tailored program that will help treat your specific needs. The OMC incorporates MedX equipment along with functional exercises to build strength, increase power, mobility, flexibility, agility, endurance, reduce pain and prevent further injury.