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    Back Pain - Some Common Misconceptions

    Back Pain - Some Common Misconceptions

    Em Batger

    Did you know that back pain is incredibly common? According to physio professional and HIF blogger, Em Batger, "It’s estimated that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. As a physio I see clients with back pain almost every day with varying presentations from those with a dull background ache to those with sharp, intense, debilitating pain." We chatted to Em to get her advice on everything you need to know about back pain. Including the serious red flags to look out for, the common misconceptions, what can help to prevent back pain and what can help ease the pain and aid recovery.

    Category:Physiotherapy
    How to Keep Your Kids Active

    How to Keep Your Kids Active

    Em Batger

    We know that there are benefits of being active, but did you know that most kids need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day? We caught up with HIF physio guru Em Batger from Active Physio RX, who shares her tops tips to making physical activity fun while also encouraging your kids to lead a more active lifestyle.

    Category:Physiotherapy
    A Beginners Guide to Trigger Ball Release

    A Beginners Guide to Trigger Ball Release

    Em Batger

    Muscle pain can be annoying. Whether your pain is from muscle soreness or an injury, stiff muscles can slow you down and affect your exercise routine. But, did you know there is a simple way to release tension and loosen up your muscles? HIF Physiotherapist guru Em Batger, from Active RX Physio shares her top tips for beginners to incorporate trigger ball release into their recovery or a post workout routine.

    Category:Physiotherapy
    How to Effectively Keep Running Through a Hot Summer

    How to Effectively Keep Running Through a Hot Summer

    Em Batger

    Are you ready kickstart 2019 by dusting off your running shoes and hitting the pavement? If you’ve answered yes, good for you! It’s important to remember though, that hot summer weather does comes with its challenges for runners, so we caught up with HIF physio guru, Em Batger to hear her expert tips on effective running when the temperatures spike.

    Category:Physiotherapy
    Top Tips for Healthy Hips

    Top Tips for Healthy Hips

    Em Batger
    Have you ever thought about how important your hips are? Think about your day to day activities and visualise the multitude of directions your hips have to move. With this in mind, we asked HIF Physio guru Em Batger why protecting your hips is so important and her top tips for hip health. 
    Category:Physiotherapy
    Top Tips for Bad Posture – What Can We Do?

    Top Tips for Bad Posture – What Can We Do?

    Em Batger
    Are you slouching right now as you're reading this? If you've answered yes, don't worry, it's something we all do. However, poor posture can wreak havoc on your overall health, whether you're deskbound, carrying the children or hitting the gym, your posture is so important. According to physiotherapist expert, Em Batger, "Posture is a daily practice. The few minor changes you can make may add up to be the major change your body needs to prevent posture related pain and dysfunction." With this in mind, Em provides some quick guidelines we can implement for good postural hygiene. 
    Category:Physiotherapy
    Most Common Injuries for Gen Y. Is There a Trend?

    Most Common Injuries for Gen Y. Is There a Trend?

    Gen Y’s – have you ever wondered what the most common sporting injuries are for your generation? According to HIF’s new physio guru Em Batger from Active RX Physio, "Recently I’ve started to notice a consistent flow of Gen Y gym goer’s who are engaged in high intensity exercise and it’s wreaking havoc with their hips and shoulders." So with this in mind, we caught up with Em to discuss how each injury is occurring and what we can do to help stop it.  

    Category:Physiotherapy
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