Exercising When Pregnant – The Ins and Outs

Fiona Couchman postnatal, prenatal

Daily exercise and movement in our lives is so important for our physical and mental wellbeing. There is an enormous amount of research that can be accessed so easily on the internet to validate this fact, which makes exercise and movement in pregnancy vital and just as important. Every pregnancy is so very different in how the woman feels in …

Injury Treatment

What is K tape?

Fiona Couchman Joint Injury, Sports Injury

By now, everyone has probably seen or wondered what the colourful tape is on their favourite sports stars? Adorned on shoulders, knees, thighs and forearms, the colourful tape is not just for looks, it serves as a functional stabiliser for joints and aids in the recovery of muscle strains or tears. The stretchy nature of the tape allows the tissue …

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Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Fiona Couchman postnatal, prenatal

Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to manage musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy (1). The structural biomechanics of a pregnant woman’s spine changes so much throughout the trimesters, to accommodate the growth and delivery of the baby, it makes sense to get yourself checked out by a chiropractor so you can move better and feel better. Clinically I find …

What is a Muscle Strain or Tear?

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health, Sports Injury

With the recent completion of the Gold Coast Commonwealth games, it seems a good time to talk about muscle injuries. Muscle strains and tears don’t only effect elite athletes, they more often effect regular people like you and I. This can be whether you’re physically active or not, even with good nutrition and/or exercise. They may occur from sports injuries …

Arthritis and Chiropractic Treatment

Cheyne Thompson Child Care, Lifestyle Health

Arthritis can cause joints to be inflamed which can lead to stiffness, pain, misshapen joints and loss of joint function. It can affect most joints in the body including the spine, hands, hips, knees and ankles. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of arthritis and how Chiropractic treatment can help! Click here to book a consultationTypes of …

Kids Muscle and Mobility

Cheyne Thompson Child Care, Lifestyle Health

Now that school is nearly started for the year, let’s chat about why good muscle control and development are important for your child to achieve they potential for the school year and life in general! Cheyne ThompsonClick here to book a consultationIn the ClassroomGood muscle strength and control helps your child achieve their best in the classroom and the playground. …

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Using Ice to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Cheyne Thompson Joint Injury, Lifestyle Health, Sports Injury

Once you have seen your chiropractor or health professional for an assessment of the cause of your spinal pain, you may be directed to use ice or cold packs to reduce the pain whilst your body goes about healing. Cold packs can be used to alleviate low back pain symptoms by: Cold packs can usually be purchased at your chiropractor’s …

Girl Gardening

The Good Gardening Posture Guide

Cheyne Thompson Lifestyle Health

We know gardening is a healthy and wonderful hobby. We also know that gardening, as an outdoor activity, can yield dividends for more than just dinner time! It is a great way to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle as long as you are appropriately equipped with the knowledge to maintain the upkeep of your body as well as …