Category: Patient Guides

a man sitting on a bench next to the sea enjoying the sun
Spinal Pain
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Sitting!

It’s possible to sit properly in two different ways. Active versus passive sitting.

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Cat sleeping on a mattress
Patient Guides
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Beds and mattresses

The joints, discs, ligaments, muscles and nerves of the human spine don’t like being still for too long. And we spend up to a third of our lives on a mattress!

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Picture showing lady sleeping on a pillow
Spinal Pain
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Pillow Talk

How to choose and use a pillow to get a good night’s sleep.

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A lady practicing breathing while standing up
Health
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Breathing Exercise

Sub-optimal breathing can contribute to and even cause a variety of health problems. Better breathing can be regained quickly, even in long-term cases.

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Photo showing a thermal vent in a snowy landscape
Patient Guides
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Heat or Cold?

Both cold and warmth act as pain blockers, but they have different healing effects.

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man bending forward improperly
Spinal Pain
Michael Smith BSc (Hons) Ost

Low Back Exercise – 1

This video shows a simple exercise that can ‘wake-up’ key spinal muscles that, when not working as they should, prevent the spine from bending forward correctly.

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