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How Laptop Users Can Avoid Neck Pain

by Sarah Beck, Physiotherapist   In a live Facebook video, Karen Finnin, founder of Online.Physio and musculoskeletal physiotherapist, broke down a recent review of neck pain in office workers by Chen and colleagues (2018). Karen spoke about the interventions that have been shown to work for neck pain rehabilitation in computer users, and noted the areas…

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10 Minute Pilates Series: Hotel Room Workout That Requires No Equipment

A growing percentage of Australians are finding themselves living between hotels or city apartments and their family home due to work commitments. This lifestyle makes it very difficult to commit to a fitness regime especially if you enjoy classes such as Pilates. If you’re reading this article I’m guessing you fall into this category. Have…

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Top 3 Packable Items You Need To Keep Fit On The Road

Packable fitness items when on the road

I know how difficult it can be keeping fit when you’re on the road. Your routine is out of whack, you’re living out of a suitcase and you’d either prefer not to slug it out in the hotel gym or have surroundings too beautiful to waste in a gym. This was me a year ago,…

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The 7 Stretches All Laptop Users Should Do

Despite the negative sentiment that we often hear, laptop use can be safe, fun, and an amazing way to live a life of flexibility.   With a few simple things in place, the impact from working on a laptop can be minimized.   One way to prevent injury is through regular computer breaks, teamed with…

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Booking a long haul flight? Read this health advice first

You twist around in your seat once more, strangulating your arm with the headphone cord and wincing from the pain in your neck, all while pulling the next persons rug off their knees. Awkward.   Long haul flying in economy class is undoubtedly brutal.   We have all read lists of things to do on…

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My ‘Must Pack’ Guide for Healthy Laptop Travels

  I am currently in China visiting my husband Dan, who is working in Shanghai for a while. Naturally I am doing some work on the laptop while I am here, so I thought I would share with you some of my ‘must pack’ items that I travel with. These items help me to work…

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How A Digital Nomad Fixed His Knee And Got Back to Running

For those of you who haven’t had an online consultation experience with Online Physio, I am sure you are curious as to how it all works. For that reason, I am going to share with you some case studies of patients who have made their recovery journey with us. Naturally the names and identifying features…

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How to Fix Neck Pain in Laptop Users

As a Physiotherapist I try to keep my finger on the pulse of new research coming out that may affect the way I can help people to mange their injuries. Being a digital nomad, I have a keen interest in how laptop use impacts the body. This week I was very interested, therefore, to read…

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What Is The Tech Trap and Are You At Risk?

These days, digital gadgets dominate our lives: smartphones, smart watches, tablets and laptops. An ever-increasing number of people tap into at least one of these gadgets daily. Many use three or four.   These gadgets have revolutionized the way we work. Idle time can now be productive, alone time can be shared with others and…

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The Challenges of Being a Digital Nomad

You sit down at the quaint waterfront café and order a latte. There is a light breeze flowing through the shaded terrace. To your left is a pillar with a power point. You run a speed test on your smartphone. The café’s free wifi speed is scorching. As you pull out your laptop, your coffee…

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