1. Exercise – regularly stretch and look after your core stability. 2. Exercise – regularly perform cardio-vascular exercise i.e swimming, cycling, fast walking etc3. Hours in a single position can cause problems - avoid 'computer hump'.4. Pace yourself with heavy work like gardening and DIY - don't risk a disc5. Ensure your workspace (i.e. desk) is ergonomically arranged6. Always consider your posture – standing, sitting, driving etc.7. Ensure you have healthy foot biomechanics and your feet are well supported. Healthy feet are vital to good posture. Book in for a Gaitscan.8. Always carry loads evenly and close to your body9. We spend 1/3 of our lives in bed. Make sure you’re getting the best support and change your mattress appropriately10. For back pain, better to see your osteopath sooner rather than later.
Littleham Osteopathic Clinic, Exmouth, Devon - 01395 270303