Whiplash – why and what happens

Whiplash is an injury to the neck that occurs following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck. Symptoms include pain, decreased range of motion and tightness in the neck, as well as headaches, muscles spams, and pain radiating further down the back. In the early days after the injury it is important to start some simple and gentle exercises to get your neck and head moving. This blog addresses what you can do to settle the inflammation in your muscles and other tissues as well as gentle strengthening exercises.

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Understanding Osteoporosis and what you can do about it

Osteoporosis is a common condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile, usually because of hormonal changes or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. The bones lose minerals such as calcium more quickly than the body replaces them, leading to a loss of bone density. Osteoporosis is sometimes known as ‘The Silent Disease’ because many people do not know they have it until they break a bone. It affects over 1 million Australians. This week’s blog the causes and risks of osteoporosis, what you can do to maintain and improve your bone density.

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Pre-Employment Assessments

Hi everyone, There are many jobs within health (aged care, disability care) and the mining industry that are physically demanding and require an employee to be physically fit to meet the demands of the job. Effective screening can reduce workplace injuries and prevent productivity losses. A pre- employment assessment is a test or questionnaire that…

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Working from home a pain in the neck?

Laptop computers have helped make our working and study life far more flexible. For instance, the corona crisis has seen many of us unexpectedly working from home and spending more and more time at our computers. There is a large body of evidence that suggests spending long periods of time using a laptop or looking…

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