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Lower Back Pain

1. Glute Dysfunction And Lower Back Pain

Gluteal Dysfunction can cause lower back pain. Watch this video to learn more...

2. How to Test if Your Glutes Are Working Well

This video shows you how to test whether your gluteal muscles are working properly to help prevent low back pain...

3. How to Strengthen Your Glutes

Some exercises that can be done at home to help strengthen your glutes and reduce your risk of developing low back pain...


 

Home Strengthening Exercises

Bridging

Bridging is an excellent exercise for strengthening your gluteals and your core muscles. If you round your back or overarch your back you can cause in..

Push Up

The push up is a great exercise to strengthen upper body and core muscles. Alternative positions can be used according to your level of fitnes..

The "Dead Bug"

This is a great exercise to improve your core stability and strength, as well as your coordination. There are a number of progressions for this exerci..

The Lunge

The lunge is an excellent exercise for building strength in the gluteals, quadriceps and hamstrings. It is also functional, ie a common movement..

Dips

"Dips" are number 3 in our series on "Best home strengthening exercises". They are excellent for strengthening the triceps and shoulder stabilis..

The Squat

The Squat is the first exercise in our series on "Best home strengthening exercises". These are all exercises that are simple to do at home and do..

4 Point Kneeling

4 Point Kneeling is the second exercise in our series on "Best home strengthening exercises". These are all exercises that are simple to do at hom..

7 Best Strengthening Exercises For Runners

7 of the best home based strengthening exercises for running performed and explained. If you would like more information on how to improve you..

Running Assessment

The benefits of having a running assessment at Northwest Physiotherapy Group to get the most out of your running...

The 5 Elements of Good Running Posture

Do you want to improve your running, to run faster, run longer, avoid injury and enjoy it more? The first step is to get your running posture co..

The Hot 6 Warm Up Drills

A short video on six of the best warm up drills for running. These will help to activate muscles before training or a race and to reduce the risk ..

The Little Known Truth About Running Faster

There is a science to running faster which is poorly understood by the general populus. Faster ground speeds are dependant on a concept known as M..


 

Posture and Ergonomics

A short routine to minimize accumulative strain at work

These simple movements and stretches should only take 90 seconds and are easy to perform in an office setting...

A simple way to assess muscle tension while working

Quickly learn how to assess muscle tension in the shoulders and neck and to decrease it before it leads to pain...

How to find your best sitting and standing posture

Watch this video to find out how you can determine your appropriate sitting and standing posture to reduce the strain on your back muscles. I..

Office Ergonomics Part 1

A demonstration of some of the most common postural flaws seen in the office, why they are bad for your health and how you can correct them yourself...

Office Ergonomics Part 2

To follow on from Office Ergonomics Part 1 where we discuss most optimal sitiing posture, this video shows you some basic exercises that you can p..

 

Top 5 Causes of Leg Pain

Top 5 Causes of Leg Pain Part 1: Ilio-Tibial Band Friction Syndrome

A description of this common condition affecting runners and walkers, including what to look for if you have it, causes and treatment options...

Top 5 Causes of Leg Pain Part 2: Patello Femoral Syndrome

A description of this very common condition affecting runners, walkers and anyone who performs sustained or repetitive kneeling, squatting or stair cl..

Top 5 Causes of Leg Pain Part 3: Shin Splints

One of the most common and most talked about conditions affecting runners and those engaged in running sports, felt in the lower leg along the shin bo..

Top 5 Causes of Leg Pain Part 4: Achilles Tendinopathy

A discussion of this relatively common lower calf condition affecting runners, walkers and anyone engaged in weight-bearing exercises. Symptoms, cause..

Top 5 Causes of Leg Pain Part 5: Sciatica

A description of this common condition affecting the leg and sometimes the lower back...