Ep 51 with physical therapist Dr Chelsea Matthews

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Back pain! 😩 One of the most common complaints affecting the majority of us at some point in our lives. Anyone else spend too long hunching over a laptop in early lockdown days? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chat to someone who’s had a back issue and you’ll hear how daunting it can be. Maybe you’ve been told you have to lose weight to get rid of your back pain. There might be fears around surgery, inactivity, worsening injuries - you name it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So I wanted to do a #healthHackers episode with Dr Chelsea Matthews - a physical therapist, exercise specialist and former athlete who loves to nip back ache in the bud and resolve her clients’ pain WITHOUT resorting to surgery, injections - or ANY procedures that would mean they have to take time off work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had no idea there were so many myths around injuries until I found Chelsea. In this podcast, she debunks plenty of ideas about looking after your back that you’ve probably innocently believed for a long, long time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In episode 51, we cover: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹how Chelsea has helped hundreds of clients get out of pain and back to their workouts without injections or surgery 🔹tips for a healthy back 🔹is rest always the best first aid for an injury? 🔹things to know if you’ve been told you need to lose weight to be pain free 🔹is sleeping on your front bad for your back? 🔹you’ll likely get a disk protrusion one day - but that’s OK 🔹you must always sit up straight for a healthy back - true or false? 🔹staying on top of your mental health during recovery 🔹reframing pain 🔹plus, how strong our spines really are Chelsea’s website: https://www.catalystptp.com/ Her Insta: https://www.instagram.com/catalystpt/ Subscribe (for free videos) to the healthHackers YouTube channel: youtube.com/HealthHackers Read articles and see all videos at healthhackers.org 🟥Common sense caution: Anything you hear or see within healthHackers content should not be considered personal or medical advice. You’ve all heard it before, so you know the score - always talk to your own health provider about your concerns.👌

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