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Best exercises for Lower Back Pain Lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal presentation we as physiotherapists see within our clinic. So common that 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their life. Here are five simple exercises that can help manage and prevent lower back pain. 1 . Childs pose…(Read More)

Always tired half way through your ski or snowboard holiday? Concerned about an old injury or a potential injury. The answer is to prepare your body during the weeks leading up to your holiday – it will improve performance and reduces the chance of injuries and falls . Specific training is important because winter sports…(Read More)

Happy New Year, I hope everyone has had time to relax and put their feet up a bit because now we are talking New Years resolutions. One of the most popular but notoriously difficult resolutions is to get fit and loose weight, but as we all know it can be hard to get into a…(Read More)

Happy New year!!!


  The Team here at the Markland Clinic just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been through the clinic doors in 2018. We have been through some big changes in 2018 including Dale and George starting here as Physiotherapists, plus Abigail has returned from maternity leave to manage the clinic. Fortunately…(Read More)

Despite understanding the importance of aerobic exercise on our body, many of you who struggle with Lower Back Pain can find this kind of exercise really difficult and therefore painful due to the impact for instance running can cause. This blog will aim to give you a few extra ideas about certain types of cardio…(Read More)

Back pain, specifically lower back pain accounts for around 50% of all clients we see here at The Markland Clinic. Recent studies demonstrated that over 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their life (1) . But the big question is why? To answer this question we need to look…(Read More)

If we talk about the importance of your workout wardrobe, the first thing on the list is your running shoes. They’re the most important part of a comfortable and injury-free physical exercise. While other equipment is also important, your running shoes are the most vital aspect of a good running experience. Choosing the…(Read More)

How To Warm Up For Running


Warming up thoroughly before any kind of physical exercise that may increase your heart rate, place pressure on your joints or challenge your muscles is extremely important. This blog will explain how to use the RAMP protocol to warm up for your morning run. But don’t worry, these exercises are equally as applicable to…(Read More)

  We frequently get asked questions such as- Will running cause backache? Am I safe to return to running? Should I stop running to help my back? Will I end up with chronic back pain because I run so much? We have good news for all you keen runners…. Running is GOOD for your BACK…(Read More)

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