Author Archive | Mike Dilke

The London Marathon and BackCare

BackCare, the charity that promotes healthy backs has a number of runners in the marathon raising money for them. I will be sponsoring one of them – his name is Charlie Woods. This is a very worthwhile cause – many people will suffer from the problem of back pain at sometime in their life and when […]

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I recently spoke with Gillian Brown, an osteopath at the Harpenden Osteopathy & Sports Injury clinic. I pretended to be a member of the press and carried out an ‘in depth interview.’ Her thoughts on a healthy lifestyle and practising osteopathy are, I think, relevant to everyone. Interview with Gillian Brown – an osteopath in […]

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The Chance to Win a Back App Chair

I will be attending the ACPOHE/ SOM conference next week and will be exhibiting some Back App chairs. For those who attend there will be a chance to win a Back App ergonomic chair (www.backapp.co.uk .) The conference is on March 20th and 21st at the Royal College of Physicians and I will be exhibiting […]

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At the Back Pain Show last week I spoke to many people while on the Back App stand. I started to note the questions that people asked and have listed some of them here – they are more or less in the order that they were asked most often. Questions about Back App from the […]

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Residential Rehabilitation Courses for Muscular/ Skeletal Problems

At the Back Pain Show last week I came across the Spring Rehab Centre. They run residential courses to help people that suffer. The courses generally last three weeks and are consultant led with instruction from physiotherapists. They cover many different topics from recreational therapy, individual physiotherpay and ability awareness.The concept seemed a good one […]

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Back App at the Back Pain Show

The Back Pain Show is next week on Friday and Saturday at Olympia.There will be many exhibitors and it will be interesting for a health professionals and members of the public that treat or endure a bad back. If you come stop by stand 200 to try out the Back App ergonomic chair.

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A treadmill at your desk!

I love sit/ stand desks that allow you to work standing or sitting. I have noticed some articles recently about treadmills at your desk so you walk while working. I admit that I haven’t tried it but I can see it being a bit awkward and they must take up quite a lot of space. This […]

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