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Have you checked your car seat?!

We often have patients in Southside Physiotherapy Clinic complaining of back pain for no apparent reason. With careful assessment and screening we sometimes find that surprisingly that the car seat is the main cause for their pain. Making a few adjustments to your car seat could potentially save you lots of trouble, especially in cases where a person has had back pain previously. If you have any doubts about your car seat or your back feels tired and stiff after being ... Read more

Managing your Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

What we know about what causes osteoarthritis knee pain. Osteoarthritis develops as the cartilage that helps protect your knee begins to deteriorate and the joint space between the bones narrow. In addition, knee joint fluid begins to break down and lose its ability to cushion and lubricate the knee. This causes common symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis knee pain needs to be actively managed. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition, meaning once you have it, you have it for life. But that doesn’t mean you ... Read more

Does exercise improve your mood??

  Sure, exercise is good for your body, but did you ever think about how it could improve your mood?   Science backs up the premise that regular exercise actually boosts your mood and makes you a more joyful person. When you work out intensely, physiological changes take place in your body that increase the feeling of happiness.   Feeling Good with Endorphins A powerful reaction of the body to exercise is the release of hormones called endorphins. Endorphins stimulate the brain creating feelings of elation and ... Read more