Get back to… a good night’s sleep

Getting a restful sleep isn’t just about the number of hours. Sleep position and quality are just as important to keep mind and body healthy. According to sleep experts, sleeping on your back offers the most health benefits, particularly for the protection and alignment of your spine. Jane lived with chronic pain in her lower […]

Low back pain and the Reconditioning Phase, Step 4: Normalising

By Geoffrey Mackay, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of getback Before we introduce Step 4 of the Reconditioning Phase (Normalising), it might be worthwhile reviewing what we have learned so far. Remember there are four distinct steps of the Reconditioning Phase and patients must complete each step. Steps must be completed in the same sequence, but […]

Get back to… surf and samba

When you live in a beautiful beach town in Brazil, it’s important to have a strong and flexible back, with all that surfing and samba dancing to be done.  Tim Hosking has been living the dream for 12 years, based in the coastal city of Florianopolis in southern Brazil.  A keen surfer since his childhood […]

You are what you eat: Nutrition tips for healthy ageing

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By Nutritionist Bonnie Chivers – BAppSc, MHumNutr, PhD Candidate. If you’re 50+ or approaching this milestone, firstly – congratulations! And secondly – this one is for you.   As we age, changes occur to our bodies that we need to proactively address via our diet. Doing so in a preventative way to avoid illness or injury […]

Get back to… the garden

A recurring back injury almost put an end to Peter’s days of pottering in the garden.  The only crack you want to hear in the garden is when your secateurs slice cleanly through a branch that needs pruning.  Unfortunately for Peter, the cracking sound as he was gardening was very unwelcome, signalling the recurrence of […]

Low back pain and the Reconditioning Phase, Step 3: Strengthening

By Geoffrey Mackay, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of getback Before we introduce Step 3 of the Reconditioning Phase (Strengthening), it might be worthwhile reviewing what we have learned so far. Firstly, it’s important to recognise there are four distinct steps of the Reconditioning Phase and patients must complete each step. Steps must be completed in […]

Get back to… the gym 

Building muscle strength is beneficial for our health, but maintaining balance in the muscle groups is just as important.  Daniel Zoltak is a strong, robust young man, but that didn’t make him immune to back pain. Fit and healthy, Daniel came to getback after injuring his back at the gym. ‘One of the things that […]

You are what you eat: The healthy fridge and pantry – and recipes to match!  

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In her sixth exclusive blog for getback, Nutritionist Bonnie Chivers explains how having a well-stocked pantry and fridge can make healthy, quick meals a whole lot easier. On those nights when you’re rushing home, exhausted from a busy day, the thought of having to shop for ingredients can be a deal breaker… often leading to us […]

Get back to… Dr King’s fast track to fitness

He ministers medical care every day to others as a General Practitioner, but Dr Adam King confesses that he’s a ‘bad patient’ himself. Two years ago, Dr King fractured two vertebrae in his cervical spine – the C1 vertebra, the C5 vertebra and also the base of the skull. It was the early days of […]

Get back to… the driver’s seat

Many of us know how debilitating chronic back or neck pain can be. It can affect many areas of our lives, including the activities that give us greatest pleasure.  But chronic back or neck pain can also impact how we perform relatively mundane activities that are critical to our everyday lives. For Sharon McPherson, it […]