Back Pain

Updated 06 July 2015

Pain in the back?

The South African Society of Physiotherapy has advice on how to protect your back.

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Most South Africans will experience back pain at some point in their lives – a situation that’s costing the country billions a year. The South African Society of Physiotherapy has advice on how to protect your back.


Take action:

Develop good posture; maintain your ideal body weight; reduce your stress levels; stay active, fit and flexible; ensure good ‘core stability’ by means of exercises – Pilates, isometrics, yoga and similar disciplines are specifically geared at stretching and developing core strength; avoid long periods of sitting; ensure an ergonomically sound workstation set-up; and lift heavy objects carefully and correctly.


 

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Susan qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1990, and completed her master’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2013 at the University of Pretoria. She has a special interest in human biomechanics, as well as the interaction between domestic and work-related ergonomics.

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