Tag Archives: Spine

Advanced Back Mobility Exercises

Please In this vlog, our senior physiotherapist Joel Poirier demonstrates an advanced, dynamic approach to mobilise (warm up) your back. This could be utilised as part of your pre-exercise warm up or simply as part of your daily routine.

These movements are not suitable for everyone. If you are unsure please check with your physiotherapist or GP.

Elite Therapy is a multidisciplinary sports therapy and physiotherapy clinic in Coventry. We treat a range of injuries both sporting and non-sporting as well as back, neck and musculoskeletal pain. Elite Therapy’s services include assessment and diagnosis, physiotherapy, sports therapy, massage therapy, taping and ultrasound. There is also an on-site rehabilitation gym, and a studio for Pilates and yoga classes.

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Whiplash – a real pain in the neck

In a UK 75% of personal injury claims following road traffic accidents are for whiplash injuries, and car accidents are the most common cause. Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly jolted in any direction, causing the head to overstretch and damage the tissues surrounding the neck and shoulder area.…

Stand straight, breathe better

We all breathe. It’s a necessity of life and something we generally do without thinking about it. Most of us also don’t tend to think about our posture and how we sit or stand. However, if we do think about them it becomes clear how interlinked they are. Don’t believe…

Standing workstations are a waste of money… or are they?

Recent press coverage is suggesting that people who use standing workstations are continuing to experience aches and pains at work. Ummmmm…. well yeah!  I don’t think it takes a genius to figure out that standing at a work station for long periods of time is no better (well maybe marginally)…

Five essential stretches for good back health

Your pelvis is placed under strain every day as it serves as a connector and pivot between your lower and upper body. Given its location and important function, your pelvis needs to be both stable and flexible to maintain good back health. For the best hip, pelvic, and lower back…

Reduce Your Back Pain: Pelvic Control

Most people in the UK have experienced some form of back pain. In most cases people can reduce or control back pain by making simple changes to their posture. Due to anatomical pressures and gravity, people regularly maintain what is called an anterior tilted pelvis. Effectively, if you arch your lower…

The squat simplified

The squat is a well-known movement that is utilized in many gym sessions and fitness classes. One reason for its popularity is that it uses almost every muscle in the body and improves flexibility, mobility and strength throughout. It is also a movement replicated in every day life without us even being aware…

Take control of your back health with this online seminar

Back pain is estimated to affect at least 60% to 80% of the population at some time in their lives, and around 2.5 million people in the UK have back pain every day of the year. It is the leading cause of disability with almost 31 million days of work lost in 2013 due to back, neck and muscle problems, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Back pain can be caused by various factors including twisting awkwardly, incorrect lifting techniques, or poor posture during daily activities.

However, back pain can be eased considerably with some simple lifestyle changes such as stretching, exercise and diet. In this video one of Elite Therapy’s senior therapists, Joel, will discuss in detail the leading factors that contribute to back pain as well as good back health and how this can be achieved and maintained whatever your age or level of fitness.

Whether you are currently receiving treatment, have had treatment in the past or have never needed treatment, this seminar aims to deliver information that will help you take control of your back pain.

Elite Therapy is a multidisciplinary sports therapy and physiotherapy clinic in Coventry. We treat a range of injuries both sporting and non-sporting as well as back, neck and musculoskeletal pain. Elite Therapy’s services include assessment and diagnosis, physiotherapy, sports therapy, massage therapy, taping and ultrasound. There is also an on-site rehabilitation gym and studio for the Pilates and yoga classes.

Postural Analysis vs. Movement Screening

A pure postural analysis, using a plumbline (ear above shoulder, shoulder above hip bone, hip bone above knee and finally knee above outer ankle bone), is used clinically to acknowledge muscle/joint imbalances and compensations. These imbalances generally occur to overcome the forces of gravity and have a strong relationship with…