For many people, the onset of chilly weather and frosty mornings means but one thing, ski season has arrived! If you’re heading down to the slopes this season it’s important that you properly prepare yourself for the physical impact of the sport.
Due to high intensity nature of skiing/snowboarding and the unpredictable conditions, preventing skiing injuries can be difficult. It can be nearly impossible to prevent someone else crashing into you or having a simple fall. Even low impact falls can cause potentially large injuries, sometimes it’s just bad luck.
We have all heard about headaches being caused from the muscles and joint of the neck but why does this happen and how do we prevent it?
Cervicogenic headache is a term to describe a headache which is caused by the cervical spine (neck). It originates from both the joints and the associated muscles of the neck and jaw.
Pilates is a form of exercise which originated in Germany in the early 20th century. Since then its popularity has grown and it has been adapted into several other forms of exercise. It focuses on slow, controlled movements with a large focus on breathing, spinal alignment and core activation.
The thoracic spine is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems that presents to physiotherapists. The thoracic spine includes the spinal joints, rib joints and discs in the upper back and may be associated with a varied combination of pain, altered movement and muscular spasm. The thoracic spine is one of the more difficult areas for assessment and treatment due to the interplay between it and the shoulder joint, neck, lower back, nervous system and organs such as the heart, lungs and stomach.