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Apr 10, 2018
Apr 10, 2018
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Anyone who's seen me will know my views on 'bad posture' and how it supposedly causes pain (spoiler alert: it doesn't!). This post sums it up perfectly - pain that's caused by movement is often down to lack of strength or from doing it for too long - both of which can be changed and improved easily! . Pain can be seen as a warning sign but not that something is drastically wrong - often it's just a sign that you're doing something for too long for your body to handle and you need to change your position/movement/load to change it up. . Don't be afraid of pain. Don't be afraid of movement. Your body is stronger than you think! . . . #osteopathyworks #osteopathy #osteopath #injuryprevention #injury #injuryrehabilitation #pain #rehab #painscience #movement #sportstherapy #manualtherapist #manualtherapy #physicaltherapist #physicaltherapy #ouch #sportsinjury #backpain #shoulderpain #ache #kneepain #neckpain
Happy 3rd birthday @kingsgymofficial! The place I'm so blessed to call my work home. Never will you meet a kinder, more dedicated group of people. Lots of love!
Some people explore on holiday, some party, some try new foods and some sleep. For us, our holiday was all of these things but most of all, it was to relax! And these sleep stats show just that . Mr LJO and I have stressful, full on jobs that don't stop until well after our official 'finish time'. Sleep is broken, poor quality and lacking. No surprise really that we got two hours extra sleep a night (and only then managed to reach the magic eight hours). Of course we've come back and we're still tired but this is a work in progress. Sleep gains don't end when you step of the plane - we both know we need to work on this and are taking steps to progress. Isn't it mad having to have goals to rest?! . This doesn't mean you need a holiday in order to get yourself back on track (although if you can, it's a great way to start!). But these stats definitely gave us a kick up the backside and a stark reminder of how bad things can get if you don't keep them in check. . . . #osteopathyworks #osteopathy #osteopath #holiday #vacation #sleep #sleepstats #recovery #rest #tired #yawn #selfcare #selfrecovery #recovery #injury #injuryprevention #selfhelp
And just like that we're back! . 12 days in paradise for the best holiday ever! Lots of chilling, lots of food (all the tacos, taquitos, enchiladas, burritos, empanadas etc) and lots of tequila was very much needed after a mad few years in business and personal life! . We both took a bit of a digital detox (hate that term!) while we were there, hence the lack of photos. But one thing it definitely did make us both consider was how much work is taking over our lives. By the time Mr LJO and I got to Mexico, we were both totally mentally and physically on our knees. It took four or five days to properly relax and stop thinking about work. And as a result, we're going to be making some changes to help maintain a decent work-life balance because you shouldn't need five days to be able to relax. The 60+hour weeks are stopping, the six day weeks are reducing and the sway is definitely going to start to favour working to live rather than living to work. . Changes will be made gradually over time so everything will be staying as is for now. Sometimes you need to be transported a few thousand miles from home to realise what's actually important. We're so lucky to have been able to have such a brilliant time away and for things to be as busy as they are for LJO, it's just time to put our lives first for once. And I encourage you to do the same! . . . #osteopathyworks #osteopathy #osteopath #holiday #vacation #downtime #timeoff #sunshine #mexico #paradise #bahiaprincipeakumal #selfcare #selflove
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