Category Archives: Bio-Mechanics

New ligament discovered in knee, Belgian surgeons say.

The knee joint is surrounded by ligaments to provide stability and support. Knee surgeons in Belgium say they have identified a previously unfamiliar ligament in the human knee. Writing in the Journal of Anatomy, they suggest the fibrous band could play … Continue reading

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Let go of outdated paradigms and stop dwelling on Biomechanical tissue-based models when treating Back Pain.

This was the message from CSP fellow Dr Mick Thacker, director of the ‘Pain: Science and Society’ MSc course at King’s College London. Giving a keynote lecture, Dr Thacker advised delegates to move away from purely mechanical-based therapies for back … Continue reading

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Bad Posture can “Switch Off” Back Muscles

Slumping in front of the television or computer could deactivate muscles that support and protect your spine, triggering many otherwise inexplicable cases of lower back pain. A European Space Agency study in Berlin, Germany, in which young men spent eight … Continue reading

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Smartphone users ‘risking health’ with overuse of devices

People are risking their health by working on smartphones, tablets and laptops after they have left the office, according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. It says people have become “screen slaves” and are often working while commuting or after … Continue reading

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Can Twisting cause the Agony of Back Pain?

THE first comprehensive model of the human spine is challenging our assumptions about the causes of back pain. Contrary to the idea that spinal injuries are caused by a combination of compression, bending, tension and shear forces, the 3D animated … Continue reading

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Repetitive Strain Injury – RSI

What is RSI? RSI (or occupational overuse syndrome, work-related upper limb injury or isometric contraction myopathy) is caused by repeated overuse and injury to the muscles of the hands, wrists, arms or shoulders. For example, constant movement of the fingers … Continue reading

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Imitation UGG Boots ‘Can cause Damage’ to the Body

Experts say that wearing cheap versions of UGG-style boots could cause serious health problems later on in life. Dr Ian Drysdale is principal of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and is warning the soft boots don’t give feet any … Continue reading

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